Here’s the candle lighting liturgy from Sunday- it was written by Jean Hamilton from the Gathering Drama File, Advent/Christmas/Epiphany 2015-2016, and read by two of our Sunday school children.
It’s a reminder to us that love is the most important gift that we can ever get- and it’s not something that can be bought, or planned or even earned. It’s a gift, and when we have it, it’s important to cherish it. So as we get into our last few days before Christmas, let’s remember what’s important and and act accordingly! May you all have a very blessed Christmas time!
Voice 1: Well, it’s nearly Christmas, and this is the payoff
The end of the year and we’re into the playoffs!
For this is the Sunday when love is the theme!
So what do you make of it? What is your dream?
Voice 2: I know about love, I know all about it
The singers all sing it, the shouters all shout it.
Everyone’s shopping, wanting to try it
Everyone’s hopping to find it or buy it.
Just buy the right presents, just drive the right car,
And love will be yours! It’s right there in the stars.
Voice 1: I think that’s a problem, I think that’s all wrong,
If that is the story you heard in a song.
It’s not about money, it’s not about shopping,
It’s not about buying, it’s not about hopping.
Don’t have to be pretty, don’t have to be clever,
Don’t have to be anything different whatever.
To love everybody, both neighbour and stranger,
This is the gift of the Child in the manger.
Voice 2: That sounds really cool, I think that I get it.
Let’s light a candle so we don’t forget it.