Merry Christmas! We Celebrate the Birth of Christ

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FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT

Today we light the fourth candle in our Advent wreath, the candle reminding us of God’s gift of love.  As we do, we remember the gifts of God symbolized by the other candles in the wreath: the light of hope, the light of peace, and the light of joy.  The fourth candle helps us to remember that God is love.  We also light the Center (Christmas) candle today as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord.  As we do, let us pray: “Dear God, as we light the center candle today, may we celebrate with full joy the birth of your Son, Jesus the Christ.  Amen!”

In the season of Advent we have used the Advent wreath and its candles to help us get ready for this great celebration of the birth of Christ.  As we do, we remember the gifts of God symbolized by the other candles in the wreath:  the light of hope, the light of peace, the light of joy and the light of love. The lighting of these candles reminds us of the promise that a Light would come to the World:  “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined” (Isaiah 9.2 KJV)

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