ADVENT 2021

Week 1
Nov. 28th thru Dec. 4th

 

Week 1

Daily Reflections

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Opening Song

In Need of a Savior
Andrea Thomas
 

Opening Prayer

O Emmanuel,
may this wreath and its light remind us
that it is Jesus who came to fulfill all our desires.
Bless this wreath and all who gather around it
as we prepare our hearts to celebrate Christmas.
 
Come, Lord Jesus, bring HOPE, PEACE, JOY, and LOVE to our world.
 
(Light the first candle of the Advent Wreath; Purple)
 

Gospel Reading

A Reading from the holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
 
Jesus said to his disciples:
“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars,
and on earth nations will be in dismay,
perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.
 
People will die of fright
in anticipation of what is coming upon the world,
for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
 
And then they will see the Son of Man
coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
 
But when these signs begin to happen,
stand erect and raise your heads
because your redemption is at hand.
 
(Luke 21:25-28)
 
 

Reflection

With Jesus in our lives, we have nothing to fear, even when the world is falling apart all around us. When we keep Jesus near at hand we have HOPE, the confidence we need to stand erect and keep our heads held high.
 
 
 

Children’s Video

Intro to Advent
Brother Francis
 

Meditation

For Unto Us  –  HOPE
by Lo Alaman
 

Questions to Contemplate

What are we most afraid of?
 
How can keeping Jesus near bring us HOPE?
 
How can we make God’s dream of HOPE come true?
 
In what ways can we make Advent special this year?
 
What are some things we can do to show this HOPE to others?
 
 

Closing Prayer

Jesus, You are the Hope in the darkness of our world. This Advent give us the Wisdom that will help us to slow down, listen to Your voice, and focus on Your saving light. We place our Hope in You as we prepare our hearts to celebrate Your birth on Christmas.
 
 

Closing Song

O Come, O Come Emmanuel
BYU Vocal Point