Calls To Worship


Adapted from Psalm 90

Leader: Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. From everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

People: But in comparison, the days of our life on this earth are but a moment.

Leader: So teach us, Lord, to count our days that we may be wise.

People: Meet us here this morning, remind us of Your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Leader: Yes, let us thank and praise God for every minute.

Adapted from Isaiah 9:2; 6-7a

Leader: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.

People: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.

Leader: And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
People: Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end.  He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.

Submitted by Stuart Strachan Jr.

Adapted from Luke 1:46-55

Pastor: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.

All: for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

Pastor: And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.

All: He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Philippians 2:5-11

Pastor: Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

All: And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Pastor: Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

All: so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from John Francis Wade’s O Come, Let Us Adore Him

Leader: O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant,
People: O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Leader: Come and behold Him, Born the King of Angels!
Leader: O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him,
People: O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Submitted by Stuart Strachan Jr.

Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be for all people. For unto you is born this day in “the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. 

Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.

Come, O Come Emmanuel, a call to worship for Advent

Come, O Come Emmanuel

You who are flesh

Vulnerable and Lowly and Small


Come, O Come Emmanuel

You who are Great

Holy and Powerful and Forever


Come, O Come Emmanuel

The Fullness of God with us

Make your home in our heart

Replace the stone with your throne


Come, O Come Emmanuel

Save us

Ransom us

Heal us and Raise us


Come, O Come Emmanuel


O Come, O Come Emmanuel © 2019 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com

Leader: Tonight old dreams die and new dreams come to life. The Promise is fulfilled! 

People: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace. 

Leader: Hope gives way to joy and prayer to proclamation. 

People: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace. Leader: Our candles illuminate our story. Dawn invades midnight. The Light of the world has come. 

People: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace. Leader: And this light is a light for all, igniting a flame within the soul, warming us from within, radiating love, lighting our lives with the presence of God-come-alive in human flesh within us and among us now and always. 

People: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, goodwill to all. [JWH]

Ruth Duck and Maren Tirabassi, Ed. Touch Holiness, Pilgrim Press, 2012.

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