Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Leader: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
Children: We look up to the night sky and see the southern cross
All: God has placed lights in the sky to mark the seasons
Light shows us the way, and dispels the darkness
Leader: We join with sisters and brothers around the world,
lighting candles to mark our steps in this Advent journey.
Children: Today, we light the candle of Hope.
All: Even though the night seems dark and cold,
we know that the light of Christ is coming.
Leader: The face of our Lord will shine, and we shall be saved!
Children: In a world where there is pain and darkness,
We dare to declare there is light!
All: Together, we proclaim to the world that, in Christ, we have hope.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Leader: The Lord promises peace to his people
Children: We know that God keeps His promises
All: Salvation is near to those who obey God.
Leader: Love and Truth will meet for coffee
Right living and whole living will linger over lunch.
Children: It will be good times!
All: God will give goodness and beauty,
And our obedience will prepare His path.
Leader: Hear us, O Shepherd of Israel
Children: You lead your people gently and kindly
All: You sent us your light and your salvation.
Leader: Hear us and restore us, Lord God Almighty
Children: Help us to hear you and know you are here
All: Jesus Christ is our Lord, our light and our salvation.
Let us praise and worship him together.
Leader: Come, let us shout to God
Children: Let’s make some noise!
All: For He is our God, the King above all else.
Leader: God made the Waitomo Caves, and Mt Aoraki
Children: God make the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea.
All: He is our God, and we are the flock he cares for.