CANDLE LITURGY Week 3 of Advent
We come to you God to find JOY (find an action or a facial expression that says joy for you)
JOY for others (point away from yourself)
JOY for our families, (make a circle by clasping your fingers together)
JOY for ourselves (point to yourself)
We search in You for JOY (find an action or a facial expression that says joy for you)
Amen (one clap)
You might also like to sing/Listen to David MacGregor’s More than Dream (Peace be our living)
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
INTRODUCTORY SONG The Joy of Following Jesus by Colin Buchanan on the King of the Jungle album
FIRST READING: Isaiah 35:1-10
READ: Winter Train by Susanna Isern
A Storypath suggestion
DRAW or MAKE a place where everyone could be happy together.
build your peaceful world,
start with me
PSALMS (this week there is a choice from 2)
You made all things (open arms out wide)
everything we can see (shade your eyes with your hands)
everything we can’t see –(close your eyes)
earth and sea and sky (stamp your feet, move your hands like a wave, then look up)
and all that lives –(take a deep breath)
You keep faith with us forever. (grip your hands together)
You are at work in the world – (pretend to hammer)
you set things right –(stand tall)
food for the hungry (Pretend to eat)
sight for the blind (point to your eyes)
welcome for the stranger (wave)
care for the poor. (hug yourself)
Make these be true for me today (point to yourself)
as I live in you and you in me. (point away from yourself then point to yourself)
Be Lord of this day and every day.
Yes! Be praised!
The last 2 verses of God at work by Rev. Purdie actions by me.
How does the Psalm make you feel?
Describe that feeling, or draw it, or point out an emoji that shows it.
OR Luke 1:46b-55
LISTEN/WATCH Magnificat by Liturgical Folk
God picked Mary and Mary said YES
How does Mary sound?
What makes you happy? draw it, or show it?
SECOND READING: James 5:7-10
READ: Sprout, Seed, Sprout By Annika Dunklee
as suggested Storypath
ACTION: What are you waiting for? Draw it, share about the difficulties of waiting
ACTIVITY: Grow something, it can be as simple as a carrot top, some sprouts or plant a pant in the garden or a pot. Record how you feel as you you watch and wait? Are there any other Bible verses that come to mind that might help you.
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 11:2-11
Play with road signs
Or Make signs that point you around the Sanctuary. ie This way to the cross, or the piano or the toilets etc. (for the very young a drawing of the object is all that’s needed.) Orif worshipping at home make signs for people visiting your home.
Help me follow the signs to You GOD
LEAVING SONG YOU SHALL GO OUT WITH JOY
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