Monday, November 26, 2007

Waiting and Hope -- Liturgy for Advent 1

We come with hearts that are anxious, uncertain of the future;
God, relieve our anxiety, help us to embrace the possibilities.
We come as those who wait with hope for the better times to come;
God, help us counter the despair we see around us.
We come as those who look to the promise of birth and new life,
God, be born in us and our world again and again. Amen.

Offering Prayer
Gift-giving God, as we get closer and closer to Christmas we hear more and more voices crying out “Please Give”
And we respond as best we can. We share of our lives to help all around us live in abundance. Here we offer a portion of our gifts, trusting that they would be used to spread Your love in our community and around the world. Amen.

The Advent journey has begun. Each day brings us closer to the wonder of Christmas.
As we get closer the excitement grows and the waiting gets harder.
We wait with hope for God to once again break into our world in surprising ways.
And we share our hope in the promise of the future with those we meet.
We go to live in hope, hope based on the knowledge that God is with us wherever we go.
Thanks be to God! Amen.


  1. IT has been bumped from the home page now so here is alink to the communion liturgy we are using this week.

  2. Thanks for posting this. I am wanting to include this in our worship on Sunday (in Sydney, Australia). How would you like it accredited/acknowledged as your work.

  3. If you want to give a credit line it would be :
    GOrd WAldie, Atikokan Ontario

    (YOu might want to add Canada to give more clarity as to where that is)