advent 2020 LITURGY

ADVENT 2020 LITURGY

Dear PCM Family,

Since we cannot worship together in person this Advent, we’re encouraging our entire church family to bring an Advent wreath into your own home and light it each week. You can use this simple liturgy to invite in the light of Jesus Christ during this season. We’ll use this same liturgy for our recorded worship services. Whether you’re able to watch or not, you can know that this liturgy and these candles connect us all together across the distance, and remember the love of your church family.

A blessed Advent to all. -Pastor Sarah.

First Sunday of Advent (11/29/2020)

Prepare to light your candle, saying, “Come, O light of the world. Shine in the darkness.”

  • Light the first Advent candle, saying, “The darkness shall never overcome the light.”
  • Read: Isaiah 40:1-5
  • Sing: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Verse 1)

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

Second Sunday of Advent (12/6/2020)

Prepare to light your candles, saying, “Come, O light of the world. Shine in the darkness.”

  • Light the first Advent candle, saying, “The darkness shall never overcome the light.”
  • Light the second Advent candle, saying, “The days are coming when God shall raise up a righteous branch.”
  • Read: Isaiah 11:1-5
  • Sing: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Verse 3)

O come, O come, thou Lord of might, who to thy tribes on Sinai’s height in ancient times didst give the law in cloud and majesty and awe. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

Third Sunday of Advent (12/13/2020)

Prepare to light your candles, saying, “Come, O light of the world. Shine in the darkness.”

  • Light the first Advent candle, saying, “The darkness shall never overcome the light.”
  • Light the second Advent candle, saying, “The days are coming when God shall raise up a righteous branch.”
  • Light the third Advent candle, saying, “There will be a new heaven and a new earth.”
  • Read: Isaiah 61:1-4
  • Sing: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Verse 6)

O Come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer our spirits by thine advent here; disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death’s dark shadows put to flight. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

Fourth Sunday of Advent (12/20/2020)

Prepare to light your candles, saying, “Come, O light of the world. Shine in the darkness.”

  • Light the first Advent candle, saying, “The darkness shall never overcome the light.”
  • Light the second Advent candle, saying, “The days are coming when God shall raise up a righteous branch.”
  • Light the third Advent candle, saying, “There will be a new heaven and a new earth.”
  • Light the fourth Advent candle, saying, “O Rising Dawn, we greet you.”
  • Read: Luke 1:46-55
  • Sing: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Verse 7)

O come, Desire of nations, bind all peoples in one heart and mind; bid envy, strife, and discord cease; fill the whole world with heaven’s peace. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

Christmas Eve (12/24/2020)

Prepare to light your candles, saying, “Come, O light of the world. Shine in the darkness.”

  • Light the first Advent candle, saying, “The darkness shall never overcome the light.”
  • Light the second Advent candle, saying, “The days are coming when God shall raise up a righteous branch.”
  • Light the third Advent candle, saying, “There will be a new heaven and a new earth.”
  • Light the fourth Advent candle, saying, “O Rising Dawn, we greet you.”
  • Light the white Christ candle, saying, “Immanuel, dwell with us here.”
  • Read: Isaiah 9:2-7
  • Sing: Silent Night (Verse 1)

Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright ‘round yon virgin mother and child! Holy infant, so tender and mild, sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.


ADVENT SMALL GROUPS

Spiritual Practices for the Season, a book by Kathleen Long Bostrom

Mondays

  • 1:30 p.m. with Alexandra Mead
  • 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Sarah Green

Wednesdays

  • 7:30pm with Vern Verhoef.

All groups are held on Zoom.

Check out the book