Advent b WidgetThis Advent Wreath Lighting ceremony is a great way to bring a historical ritual to the church of today! It applies traditional Advent themes to modern life, and engages worshipers in dialogue and singing. It’s great for worship gatherings of all sizes.

  • Set the season of Advent apart by beginning worship with this brief weekly ceremony
  • Bring meaning to an ancient ritual
  • Watch your church participate in worship in an interactive way

Advent Wreath Lighting Ceremony WEEK 1:

Welcome to the season of Advent, a time when we look forward to the arrival of Christ. The energy and anticipation for Christmas builds. We prepare our homes and gifts and plans, but we also prepare our hearts to receive the king who saves us. He arrives first as a baby at Christmas, and comes back once again to show his face in glory. During Advent we eagerly await both Jesus’ birth and his second coming. So, now, we begin this season and our worship gathering in the name of the Father (Creator), Son (Savior), and Holy Spirit (Sustainer); and we light the first candle of the season.

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One: Jesus is the light of the world
All: Illuminate our hearts with your grace

One: We wait with anticipation for the heavens to open and to see your glory
All: Let your saving face shine on us

One: We are full of hope and excitement for the new life to come
All: Keep us awake and wide-eyed for your arrival

One: Let’s sing together…


Save time and download everything you need for all four weeks of Advent here:

Advent Wreath Package The Advent Wreath Lighting download includes:

  • Leader’s ceremony guide for each of the 4 weeks of Advent (.rtf)
  • Prepared insert for your bulletin/worship publications (.pdf)
  • Powerpoint slides for project announcements (.pptx)
  • We Are Waiting lead sheet (pdf) and demo recording (.mp3)
  • Links to ideas for creating your own advent wreath (.rtf)
Price: $15.00