Good afternoon, Holy Trinity,
The worship video for Sunday, December 20 can be found here. This is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. As you gather your bread and wine, you may also want to find the tea lights in your Advent box. We’ll light four candles.
If you’re using an Advent wreath this season, you may choose to use these words as you light the fourth candle: As our Advent pilgrimage draws to completion, give us love. Not flimsy love. Not fickle love. But the resilient, enduring kind of love that rises to meet unexpected challenges; the resilient, enduring kind of love that embraces the vulnerable; the resilient, enduring kind of love that reaches across time and space. This is the love we find in Jesus of Nazareth—Emmanuel, God with us—whose coming is certain and whose day draws near.