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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christ Candle Reading 2008

We light the Christ candle in celebration of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the Prince of Peace, the Light of the World. Let God’s light shine forth, splitting the darkness of our making to bring God’s everlasting peace on earth and goodwill among all peoples. Amen.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Advent Candle #3 - Justice

Your light pierces the darkness of this world, shining with your justice. You come to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners, and to proclaim Jubilee. You come to adorn the heads of the lowly with garland. In your presence, all the earth is restored to wholeness. We light this candle today joyously expecting you to come and break into our world. Christ is coming. God's kingdom is coming. Come, Lord Jesus, come.

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