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Longest Night (Blue Christmas) Liturgy

Prelude Balm in Gilead, instrumental Prayer of Invocation Holy One, Why must this time of year feel so melancholy? Why when everyone else is joyous, do we miss those we’ve lost or those who are far away? Why is the

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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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Out of Trying Times

Litany of Confession, Grace, & Journey to the Star-Child (Advent 3) The times were trying. The world was dangerous. Into those times Isaiah, son of Amoz speaks. The world is a place filled with violence and evil. Isaiah speaks God’s

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Yearning for the Star-Child

Litany of Confession, Grace, & Journey to the Star-Child (Advent 2) Our earth is in trouble, ice caps are melting, storms are growing more intense. Where is God? Why have you left us in this hellish exile? Our politics lack

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Open Hearts & Minds

Litany of Confession, Grace, & Journey to the Star-Child (Advent 1) Open your hearts. We confess that we allow greed or hurt or fears to prevent our hearts from being the home of divine love and hope. Open your minds.

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