The Gift of Light

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Opening Responses

Reader 


Jesus walked among His people
among people living in darkness

ALL

THE PEOPLE WHO WALK IN DARKNESS
SHALL SEE A GREAT LIGHT.

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Reader 

Jesus saw a hidden light in Peter in Andrew in James

and they saw the light in Him.

ALL                

 

THE PEOPLE WHO WALKED IN DARKNESS HAVE SEEN A GREAT LIGHT;
ON THOSE WHO WALKED IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH
ON THEM GOD'S LIGHT HAS SHONE.

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Reader

Jesus sees that light in us and says,

"Come, follow Me!"

ALL 

WE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT

ON US GOD'S LIGHT HAS SHONE;

WE HAVE ACCEPTED THE LIGHT OF CHRIST
AND IN ACCEPTING
HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE RIGHT TO BE CALLED
CHILDREN OF GOD.

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Scripture Readings

Isaiah 9: 2-6; John 1: 1-15; John 8: 12; 1 Peter 2: 9-10
 
A Gift of Light

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Intercessions

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Closing Responses

Reader  


The Lord is our light

our song

our salvation.

ALL

MAY WE LIVE ALWAYS IN HIS LIGHT

ALLOWING HIS SONG TO SING IN OUR HEARTS

AND TRUSTING IN HIS PROMISE OF SALVATION.

   
Reader The Lord is a lamp to our feet.
ALL

MAY WE HAVE CONFIDENCE

AS WE FOLLOW THE PATHS UPON WHICH HE LEADS US

FEARING NO DARKNESS

FOR HE IS WITH US.

   
Reader  Jesus is the Light of the World.
ALL

MAY THE LIGHT OF HIS LOVE

SHINE OUT THROUGH US

SO THAT OUR LIVES BEAR WITNESS

TO THE RADIANT LOVE OF GOD.

   
Reader   And may God continue to bless our journey through Advent and Christmastime.
ALL    THE FATHER THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Reader   And until we meet again
ALL

MAY GOD HOLD US IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND.

AMEN.

2005 Wellspring

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