Sunday 1st December 2017 – Advent 1B

Call to Worship

Time hastens on,

and in the flurry and scurry of preparations

there seems to be little time

to reflect upon the world.

 

Time hastens on,

and news stories cascade

faces of hungry children,

homeless mothers,

helpless men,

and there are no easy answers of solutions

on which to hang our hopes.

 

Time hastens on,

and governments quarrel over boundaries

and responsibilities,

with seeming little thought to individuals

in the midst of grand schemes.

 

Time hastens on,

and yet the length of eternity cannot be measured.

 

In the presence of the Eternal One,

a space to reflect,

restore

and remind ourselves of the purpose of our lives

is offered.

 

Let us worship God…

 

Offertory Prayer

God,

who calls us to be One with You,

we praise and adore You

for Your openness of heart.

Responding to Your gift

we bring the gifts of our lives,

in talent, time and money,

and allow Your invitation to us

to be shared

in the friends and strangers

who find a welcome

as Christ’s love reaches out to them.

Amen.

 

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