This Sunday, three candles are lighted, the two purple candles previously lighted and the pink, or joy, candle.
The reading from the Prophets is Isaiah 65:17-25.
The Epistle is 1 Thessalonians 5:(12-15)16-28
(Excerpt) Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I Thess.5:16-18
The Gospel is John 1:6-8,19-28 or John 3:23-30.
(Excerpt) They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. Psalm 126:5
Prepare to receive the gift of God, which is salvation by His Son, Jesus Christ.