The Second Week of Advent
December 9—December 15, 2018
The Love Candle
Re-light the first candle.
Light the candle and say:
We light this Advent Candle today as a reminder of the coming of Christ, the light of the world. Today
we light the Love Candle.
We see reflected in the glowing of the candle the message of a wondrous love—the kind of love
which. . .
. . . God showed by sending the Son to earth for us;
. . . Christ had when he died on the cross for us;
. . . is eternal and promises that Christ will come to earth a second time;
. . . God gives to us to share with one another.
Dear God, help us to have room in our hearts and in our homes for other persons who need us. We
thank You for friends and strangers who have received us when we were lonely or afraid, tired or
depressed. May we be ready to receive the love God offers us in Jesus. We pray in the name of
Christ our Lord, Amen.
THIS WEEK AT DPC:
December 9 9:15 a.m. New Member & Visitor Christmas Coffee, Keith Parlor
Children’s Service Sunday–Gifts for DPCC Teachers
Advent Study, “Names for the Messiah, from Walter Bruggemann”
10:30 a.m. Worship Service–Dr. Todd Speed, 2nd Sunday in Advent, Lighting the
Candle of Love, Children’s Chapel Choir Sings; Sanctuary
11:30 a.m. Mission & Outreach International Christmas Festival, Keith Parlor
5:30 p.m. Middle School & High School Youth Christmas Parties
December 12 5:15 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper, Slack Fellowship Hall
6:30 p.m. Christmas Caroling at Philips Tower and Beyond