Advent Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

-Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)
adapted from The Celebration Hymnal, Copyright 1997 by Word/Integrity


Advent Call to Worship based on Psalm 50

The Mighty One, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Our God comes; he does not keep silence. 
God calls and we respond to his love.
The heavens declare God’s righteousness.
We tell out God’s glories!
Offer up to God your thanksgiving.
And our God will hear us, save us, and stay with us forever.

-based on Psalm 50:1-3, 6 (ESV)
adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, ©2004, Faith Alive Christian Resources

Advent Call to Worship

We gather in preparation
for good news is about to be proclaimed.
We gather in expectation
for joy is about to explode in our midst.
We gather in celebration
for we are those people who have said
   yes to the manger,
   yes to love enfleshed,
   yes to the one incarnate for others,
   yes to the wholeness of God.
With preparation and in expectation, let us celebrate!

-from The Worship Sourcebook, ©2004, Faith Alive Christian Resources

Advent Call to Worship from Isaiah 40

A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” As we worship today, let us prepare to welcome God’s dramatic work into our midst, in our hearts, in our community, and in all of creation. Let us worship God.

-based on Isaiah 40:3 (ESV)
adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, ©2004, Faith Alive Christian Resources