Lighting the Advent Wreath: Fourth Week
Leader: Blessed are you, God of hosts, for you promised to send a son, Emmanuel, who brought your presence among us; and you promise through your Son Jesus to save us from our sin.
As we light these candles, turn again to us in mercy; strengthen our faith in the word spoken by your prophets; restore us and give us life that we may be saved.
O house of David, come,
All: let us rejoice, for the Son of God, Emmanuel, comes to be with us. Amen.
The Art and Imagery of Advent
2 Samuel 7:10-16
Psalm 89:14, 19-26
“Therefore, the child to be born will be holy: he will be called Son of God.”
How do we capture the thoughts and feelings of Mary as she considers the news that the angel announced to her that night? Every imaginable artistic expression throughout the centuries has attempted to help us understand the miracle of this birth. The nine-month wait for a mother and father is excitement enough but to be told this would be no ordinary child. You are invited to contemplate the impact of Mary’s story through music.