Advent 3C worship pieces

CALL TO WORSHIP Sing out your joy, people of Advent–the day of salvation draws near. Who us? Sing? Dance, children of God, kick your heels together–joy returns. Dance? We don’t dance. Put on your dancing shoes; move with the beat. Join in the chorus, off key or perfect harmony. Rejoice for Emmanuel is here. We…

Advent 2C worship pieces

CALL TO WORSHIP In the midst of violence and terror, we come seeking the presence of the Sacred. Surrounded by voices stoking panic and mistrust, we wait, listening for your Word for us. In confidence we will cast aside all fear, for the Holy One is at work in us, creating us for love and…

Provocateurs of Love

Sometimes, to borrow the words of William Wordsworth, the world is too much with us, isn’t it? In an instant tragedy strikes. The evil that humankind is capable of shakes us to our core. Our sense of security is undermined; our hopes shattered. And as we put pieces back together, our narratives of the ways things are must be rewritten.