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CTW: Arise and Shine

Arise and awaken, children of God!

For our light has come, and the glory of the Holy One shines out!

Lift up your eyes! Look around you!

The people gather together – the people of all nations come together to worship God

You shall see and shall shine with God’s light

Let us rejoice and praise God, whose love shines forth into the world. Amen. 

Submitted by Rev. Lucus Levy Keppel, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Bixby, Okla.

Benediction: God’s future

We are God’s beloved, and we go out into God’s future to love, to serve, and to be made new. As we go, may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the unity of the Holy Spirit keep us now and forever. Alleluia! … [Continue reading]

Illumination: help us hear

God our Parent, your voice claims us as your people and calls us into new relationships with ourselves and others. By your Holy Spirit, help us hear your voice speaking to us through these words of scripture, and prepare us for your … [Continue reading]

POP: O Hear Our Cry

Beloved, we lift up prayers before God, trusting in the mercy of the One who comes to shepherd all people. Let us sing our prayers together: O Hear Our Cry, O Lord v. 1-2 Save your people, O Lord, and be especially present with those whom we … [Continue reading]

confession: in the desert

God who comes where we least expect, your prophets spoke of the coming Messiah as new life growing in dry land, a desert teeming with flowers. Yet we forget the prophecy, and so in our own desolate landscapes see only poverty and despair, frustration … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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]