Along with the candles of HOPE and PEACE as we remember
that Christ will come again and bring us everlasting peace and joy.
(a person lights the candles of Hope, Peace, and Joy)
VOICE The fourth candle of Advent is the Candle of LOVE.
It’s light is meant to remind us of the love that God has for us.
VOICE Jesus shows us God’s perfect LOVE. He is God’s LOVE
in human form. The Bible says that “God so loved the
world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever
believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
VOICE LOVE is patient, LOVE is kind and envies no one.
LOVE is never boastful or conceited, rude or selfish.
LOVE is not quick to take offense, it keeps no records
of wrongs, it does not gloat over other people’s
troubles, but rejoices in the right, the good, and the
true. There is nothing that LOVE cannot face, there is
no limit to its faith, to its hope, to its endurance. LOVE never ends.
VOICE We light this candle today to remind us of how
God’s perfect LOVE is found in Jesus
(Light the Fourth Candle LOVE)
UNISON PRAYER Loving God, we thank you for your gift of love
shown to us perfectly in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Help us prepare our hearts to receive Him.
Bless our worship. Help us to hear and do Your word.
We ask it in the name of the one born in Bethlehem. Amen