Blessed are you, O Lord our God, ruler of the universe.
You call all people to walk in your light
and to seek your ways of justice and peace,
for the night is past, and the dawn of your coming is near.
Bless us as we light the first candle of this wreath.
Rouse us from sleep,
that we may be ready to greet our Lord when he comes
and welcome him into our hearts and homes,
for he is our light and our salvation.
Blessed be God forever.
Join us for the first Sunday of Advent. There is a nursery for children three and younger, and a programme for older children during the service, if they wish. There is free parking available along the streets around and in the public surface lot behind the church off Queen Street. Have an advance peek at the Order of Service, and the announcements that follow. Welcome, in the name of Christ!