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confession: how shall I meet you?

Advent is a season of singing.
We sing as we prepare our hearts to receive Jesus.
Let us sing and pray our confession together:

O Lord, How Shall I Meet You v. 1-2

Even as we praise God’s boundless love,
we recognize that we are among that “lost and fallen race” called humanity.
In silence, let us confess our sin before God.

Silent prayers

Friends, there is good news!
We are set free from our sin, and we can sing God’s great mercy:

O Lord, How Shall I Meet You v. 3

 

Submitted by Rev. Nathan Williams Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, IA

Communion: Turning

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise. Then let us sing! Canticle of the Turning v. 1-3 Mighty God, we … [Continue reading]

POP: God’s Anointed

People of God, Jesus comes to bring God’s mercy to all people. Therefore we are bold to sing our prayers to the one whose reign is justice, peace, and joy: All Hail to God’s Anointed v. 1 We pray for those who are captive to violence, … [Continue reading]

dedication: every good thing

Blessed are you, O Lord, God of all creation; in your mercy you provide every good thing for us. Receive these offerings as signs of our commitment to serve you all our days. We give ourselves in the name of the coming Christ. Amen.   Rev. … [Continue reading]

Dedication: favor

Gracious God, you have looked with favor upon us and provided us with everything we need. We gratefully return this portion of your gifts to you, celebrating your enduring faithfulness to your promise, in Jesus’ name. Amen.   Submitted by … [Continue reading]

Illumination: nothing but your will

God of love, through these words, let your Holy Spirit teach us to love you completely. Let our heart desire nothing but your will. Let our soul feel nothing but your joy. Let our mind know nothing but your truth. Let our strength serve nothing … [Continue reading]

dedication: filled to overflowing

We praise you, O God, for you have given yourself to us in Jesus Christ. You have fed us at the table of blessing. You have filled us to overflowing with good things. Receive our offering of gratitude and joy, in the name of the coming Christ. … [Continue reading]

Confession: Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Advent is a season of singing. We sing as we prepare our hearts to receive Jesus. Let us sing and pray our confession together: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus v. 1 Lord Jesus, set us free from slavery to sin, and establish your kingdom in … [Continue reading]

Confession: Love Divine

Advent is a season of singing. We sing as we prepare our hearts to receive Jesus. Let us sing and pray our confession together: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling v. 1 Lord Jesus, as we wait for your coming, we admit the sin that holds … [Continue reading]

POP: harvest of joy

Lord of glory, Savior of all who call on you, we pray for your people who are near to our hearts today. We rejoice with those who rejoice, whose hopes and dreams have come true today. Let our mouths be filled with laughter, and let us sing songs … [Continue reading]