Call to Worship
L: The days are shorter and darkness comes early to our lives.
P: Lord, hear our prayers through the darkness.
L: Come, seek the Lord. Place your hope in God’s mercy and love.
P: Lord, we seek your presence among us.
L: Look closely! God is making us ready.
P: Brighten our Spirits this day, and help us to receive your Good News. AMEN.
Prayer of Confession
We can hardly believe it, Lord. The Advent season is upon us. We usually translate that into the buying season in preparation for THE BIG DAY.
But when we place our hope in the tinsel, wrappings, tape and boxes, we forget the most glorious gift of all, the gift of God’s absolute love.
Open our eyes, our hearts, our spirits today to behold God’s gracious love for us in the fulfillment of all God’s promises. For we ask this in the name of Jesus.