Week 1
Nov. 27th thru Dec. 3rd


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)

Scripture Reading

A Reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah.
Many peoples shall come and say:
“Come, let us go up to the LORD’s mountain,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may instruct us in his ways,
and we may walk in his paths.”
For from Zion shall go forth instruction,
and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between the nations,
and set terms for many peoples.
They shall beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks;
One nation shall not raise the sword against another,
nor shall they train for war again.
(Isaiah 2:3-4)


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


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