The second candle we light for Advent is the candle of Peace. Suzanne Ostertag is lighting this candle for us this week! (You might turn your sound up as the audio was tricky this week.)
Reading for the Second Sunday of Advent:
Celebrant: “Today we light the first and second candles of the Advent wreath. Each candle has a meaning. The first candle is HOPE, the second candle is PEACE.”
The candles are lit.
Scripture: “Colossians 3:15 – Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.”
Prayer: “Almighty God, you offer rest for our hearts, and peace for our souls. Give us grace to seek peace in our lives, peace in this community, and peace in the world. Through Jesus Christ, the prince of peace. Amen.”
(We are using Rev. Matt Kozlowski's Advent Wreath Liturgy for our candle lightings this year).