Scripture Reading: Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 You, Lord, showed favor to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins. I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants— but let them not turn to folly…. [Read More]
Call to Worship We gather in preparation for good news is about to be proclaimed. We gather in expectation for joy is about to explode in our midst. We gather in celebration for we are those people who have said yes to the manger, yes to love enfleshed, yes to the one incarnate for others,… [Read More]
Reading: Isaiah 49:8-16 Sending May the love of God surround you, the wisdom of Christ guide you, and the power of the Holy Spirit encourage you as you joyfully proclaim: Our world belongs to God!
Call to Worship We give thanks to you, God our Father, for mercy that reaches out, for patience that waits our returning, for your love that is ever ready to welcome sinners. We praise you that in Jesus Christ you came to us with forgiveness, and that, by your Holy Spirit, you move us to… [Read More]
Opening Prayer Almighty God, we pray for your blessing on the church in this place. Here may the faithful find salvation, and the careless be awakened. Here may the doubting find faith, and the anxious be encouraged. Here may the tempted find help, and the sorrowful find comfort. Here may the weary find rest, and… [Read More]