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December 1

Elementary:

Good morning ___school name____.

Wherever you are in the building, please stand up for Jesus and join me in the sign of our faith.

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

We begin this morning by lighting one purple candle. Have someone in the room turn the lights off in the classroom so we can focus in on our Advent wreath. (Pause)

We continue the first week in Advent, focusing in on our purple candle that represents HOPE.

In ancient times, the Hebrew people were waiting many long years for the Messiah – for Jesus. That is why this candle of HOPE can also be referred to as a time to "wait".

So why are we still waiting for Jesus? Didn't he come already? Wasn't he born in a stable in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago? Well – YES he did, and we WILL celebrate that wonderful event on Christmas Day.

But right now, we have work to do my friends.

Advent shouts, "Let's not put it off one more minute." I ask you this morning, is there someone you need to apologize to for something you said or did? Those words are tough but Jesus tells us they are very important. Saying "I'm sorry" takes courage, but is gives us HOPE for a better tomorrow.

Tomorrow will be better after we say, "I'm sorry", to those we have hurt.

Jesus also tells us we need to learn to forgive the people who have hurt us. "Is there anyone you need to forgive for hurting you? If there is someone you need to forgive, today is the day to do it.

This is the work we need to do today for God. Say "I'm sorry" and forgive others.

As we take one last look at our ADVENT wreath, we pray:

Jesus, thank you for walking with me today as I work on saying "I'm sorry" and forgiving others. Fill my heart, Lord Jesus, with HOPE and LOVE today.

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen


High School:

Good morning ___school name____.

Wherever you are in the building, please stand up for Jesus and join me in the sign of our faith.

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

We begin this morning by lighting one purple candle. Have someone in the room turn the lights off in the classroom so we can focus in on our Advent wreath. (Pause)

We continue the first week in Advent, focusing in on our purple candle that represents HOPE.

In ancient times, the Hebrew people were waiting many long years for the Messiah – for Jesus. That is why this candle of HOPE can also be referred to as a time to "wait".

So why are we still waiting for Jesus? Didn't he come already? Wasn't he born in a stable in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago? Well – YES he did, and we WILL celebrate that wonderful event on Christmas Day.

But right now, we have work to do my friends.

Advent shouts, "Let's not put it off one more minute." I ask you this morning, is there someone you need to apologize to for something you said or did? Those words are tough but Jesus tells us they are very important. Saying "I'm sorry" takes courage, but is gives us HOPE for a better tomorrow.

Tomorrow will be better after we say, "I'm sorry", to those we have hurt.

Jesus also tells us we need to learn to forgive the people who have hurt us. "Is there anyone you need to forgive for hurting you? If there is someone you need to forgive, today is the day to do it.

This is the work we need to do today for God. Say "I'm sorry" and forgive others.

As we take one last look at our ADVENT wreath, we pray:

Jesus, thank you for walking with me today as I work on saying "I'm sorry" and forgiving others. Fill my heart, Lord Jesus, with HOPE and LOVE today.

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen