Advent Candle Lighting Ceremony

Advent Candle Lighting Ceremony

I have created an Advent Candle Lighting Ceremony for church or personal use.

*** NEW THIS YEAR – YOU CAN DOWNLOD YOUR COPY RIGHT HERE:

https://app.box.com/s/ie7fllgeakmtm384b2je

Here is a sample of the first week:

Week 1  – candle of Expectation, Hope or Prophecy
Scripture:
As we light the first Advent candle, we are reminded that Jesus is “the Light of the World.”  We read in John 8:12 … “Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Responsive Reading (focus is on “hope”):

P:  Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD. – Psalm 31:24
C:  We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. – Psalm 33:20

P:  The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him; – Lamentations 3:25a
C:  Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. – Romans 5:5

P: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13
C:  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised, is faithful. – Hebrews 10:23

P and C: May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you. – Psalm 33:22

Prayer:  Lord, renew a sense of hope in our hearts this morning/afternoon/evening.  Let your Word and your promises remind us of  the hope that our prayers will be answered, that doors of opportunity that seem closed will be opened, that broken relationships will be mended, that diseased bodies will be healed and that damaged trust will be restored.  We pray this in eager expectation of our coming Savior; Jesus Christ.  Amen.

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162 thoughts on “Advent Candle Lighting Ceremony”

  1. What a wonderful Advent Candle Lighting Ceremony-I would love a copy of this 5 week program to use for next year! Peace, Pastor Liz

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  2. I would appreciate if you would send me your 5 week Advent candle lighting Ceremonies. I like the use of Scripture in the first ceremony on Hope, and would like to read all the weeks.
    Thank you!

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  3. I would love to use the 5 Week Advent Candle Lighting Ceremonies for this Advent Season. We are a new church plant and I could use some help. Thank you. Karen

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  4. Please could you send me a copy of your Advent candle-lighting Ceremony – all 5 weeks. Our Worship Committee is looking for one to use. Thank you.
    THank you.
    Vicki

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  5. I would really like a copy of your 2009 advent ceremony. I didn’t see the download file part but this looks really awesome. Thank you in advance.

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  6. Thank you so much for making your advent wreath lighting services available, and free and even better. I especially like the prayer for the 1st day, it fits so well for my church right now. Please send me the entire 5 week series.
    This is my 4th year as a pastor and I believe your candle lighting service will be significant in our Advent worship. Again, thank you very much for sharing this.

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  7. Good Day!

    Is it too late to get a copy of your ceremony for this 2010 season? Hoping you still have this on file. Thank you so much for sharing – it is helpful to me – a non-creative soul from a very small church. We make it a point to have the children lead the Advent Programs and it is really hard to find new ones each year. Thank you again! God Bless You!

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  8. Would you please send me your 5-week advent candle lighting ceremony in its entirety? Please include any updates.

    Thanks in advance.

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  9. Good afternoon, Please send me your 5 week Advent Candle Lighting Ceremony. Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful resource.

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  10. I am so impressed with your work on the Advent wreath combination of scripture readings that I would be thrilled with receiving the 5 weeks of the Advent ceremonies. We are suddenly without a pastor at this very important time of the church year and as minister of music, I have been called upon to create the services until a pastor can be in place – after Christmas. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your fine work.

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  11. Is it too late to get a copy of all 5 weeks for this year? This reading has touched me already with the challenge to ask God to renew a sense of hope….mine desperately needs to be renewed, and I truly do sense God stirring up hope within me again…..Thank you for this…

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  12. I would like to request a copy of your Advent Candle Lighting Ceremony if it’s still available. I also wasn’t able to find the download area. Thanks!

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  13. Please send me the complete five week program. The first week sample was the most inspiring I’ve read on Advent all morning. Thank you for making this available and at no charge.

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  14. If possible, could you send me the full 5 week program? I am trying to put an Advent ceremony together for my family gathering on Christmas Eve and I like your advent ceremony better than the one I have been using with my kids this Advent season. Thank you so much and Christmas Blessings!

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  15. Thanks for posting this stuff. I can find the download for the advent candle lighting ceremonies. I would appreciate you emailing them to me as I am planning worship services for Christmas now. Thanks again and be blessed.

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  16. Please send me a copy of the 5 week Advent candle lighting ceremony. I just found this site through Michael Schroeders link and it looks wonderful. Thanks and blessings on your ministry.

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  17. I would love to have the five-week series of the Advent Candle Lighting Ceremony that is responsive readings. Thanks you so much!

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  18. Thank you for the resource of advent materials. Please send me a copy of the 5 weeks. Do you also have a one service celebration of the wreathe? Thanks for any input.

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  19. I would love a copy of your Advent materials, if they are still available. I will be starting on Dec. 2. Thank you so much for your help.

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  20. I am impressed by your Week 1 Advent Ceremony. Would you please email me the entire 5 week program and the Thanksgiving responsive reading. Thank you so much and God bless you and yours. JCL

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  21. Could you send me a copy of your Advent Candle Lighting Ceremony. I used the first week one last Sunday and it went well. I would like to continue with the other weeks. Thank for your work.

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  22. Please sent me a copy of your Advent Candle lighting Ceremony., I would like to use it for our Christmas Eve gathering. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

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  23. I looked for the download for the entire Advent Ceremony and I can’t find it. Please email it, I would love to share this with our Worship Leader. Thank you.

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  24. I would reallly like to use this for Advent this year. Please send me the full ceremony, and thank you for sharing your joy with us.

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  25. This Advent Program looks like just what I need for our upcoming season. If it is still available please send me the 5 week readings.

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  26. Thanks – the reading is very meaningful – kindly send the rest of the four week please. We have a small worship center which is in its infancy and would like to use it. thanks for making it available.

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  27. Steve, I would enjoy and appreciate a copy of your Advent Candle Lighting Ceremony.
    Thank you for sharing your talents and gifts with the church.

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  28. Hi. I can’t seem to get the download to work. Would you please send the complete series to me? Isn’t it amazing that in 2013 we’re still asking for your help? You have provided something wonderful, and I hope it’s still available in 2020 and beyond.

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  29. I could not find your file download area. Would you please send the complete Advent Lighting Ceremony. Thanks. Have a blessed Holiday

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  30. Sorry, can’t find the file with the four Sundays of Advent candle lighting ceremonies.
    could you email it to me.

    Father Michael Henderson
    Nativity Church
    Maysville, ky 41056

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  31. Hi! Is this file still available? Or do you have an updated one for this year? I would love to have a copy. This article is really very helpful, God bless you more for posting this.

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  32. Could you please email me the rest of this series. I would very much appreciate it, as I can’t seem to find the file for download that you mentioned.

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  33. I would love to have your program for the advent season. Our minister retired and we are having difficulties in finding a minister who will take what we can afford, so in the meantime, I am trying to keep services going and have difficulties getting the proper information for Sunday services. Thank You.

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  34. Blessings to you. Is this file still available? Or do you have an updated one for this year? Either way, I would love to have a copy. This article is really very helpful, God bless you more for posting this.

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