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Gabriel's Assurance

Prayer of Confession We confess we focus on the noise and fail to hear you. We are visited by angels and still don’t get it. Forgive us. As we pause in the silence may we once again hear Gabriel’s words

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Gabriel Answers

We’ve been through the exile. We’ve returned home to Jerusalem. The Temple has been rebuilt. The faith has been rebuilt. Then why? Why are we still repeating the same mistakes? Why do we grieve the human condition so? We crave

Posted in Advent, Call to Worship, Luke, Luke 1, Luke 1:1-4, Luke 1:26-45, New Testament

So This is Christmas: A Christmas Eve Liturgy

Multimedia Prelude Music: Happy Xmas (War is Over), Jake Shimabukuro, Yo-Yo Ma Video: Snow_Loop, Work of the People Call to Worship And so this is Christmas! We gather again to mark the birth of the one who comes to turn the world upside

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Loving Faithfulness

Lighting the Advent Wreath/Call to Worship Young and unmarried she would became pregnant. Fear would be normal. Mary chose loving faithfulness. Old and married she had not become pregnant. Despair would have been normal. Elizabeth chose loving faithfulness. Both younger

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Messengers Before Us

Litany of Confession, Grace, & Journey to the Star-Child (Advent 4) Out of the distant past, the people petition creation and its angels: Praise God, all of you who are his messengers! Praise God, all of you who comprise his

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An Advent Invocation & Response

Invocation Scripture & Response Luke 1:1-4 CEB Many people have already applied themselves to the task of compiling an account of the events that have been fulfilled among us. They used what the original eyewitnesses and servants of the word

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