The Anglican Parish of Johnsonville

St Johns, Johnsonville and Holy Trinity, Ohariu

Readings and prayers 23 December 2012

Advent wreath

We light this candle signifying love:
our common need, our common wealth.
Love is our protest against broken relationships;
Love is God’s gift.
Come Christ, Love of our hearts
Enter our lives so that all people may have a place to stand.
Let love be here – love from the Christmas stable,
love at our open table, love to be shared all year.

©Shirley Murray

Sentence:

You heavens above rain down righteousness;
let the clouds shower it down.
Let the earth open wide,
let salvation spring up.
Isaiah 45:8

Collect:

God faithful and true,
make us eager with expectation,
as we look for the fulfillment of your promise
in Jesus Christ our Saviour,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Children’s activity sheet:

On this fourth Sunday of Advent we light the candle of love. In the activity this week, we think about how Jesus asked us to love one another.

Children’s Activity Advent 4 (pdf)

Sunday Bible Readings:

Micah 5:2-5a
Hebrews 10:5-10
Luke 1:39-45

Thursday Bible Readings:

Exodus 33:7–11a
1 John 1
John 21:19b–25

 

 

 

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