Items Needed:

  • Either one or three candles
  • Matches



Place a large candle on the table at the front of the room, where everyone can see it.

Read a passage like John 8:12 (the Message translation of this verse is perfect) as you light the candle reminding people that Jesus is present with us as the light of God. Pray inviting his light to fill our worship and to illuminate his word to us today.


Use three candles, saying that we meet in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Pray thanking God that he welcomes us to worship him, taking part in the eternal community which he is.