Another Advent worship series option! This one is based on Rev. Katie Z. Dawson’s Advent devotional, All Earth Is Waiting: Devotions for the Season. It was a wonderful devotional to use for small groups but didn’t require folks be reading along for me to preach on the themes. I loved being able to talk about Creation Care through the season of Advent. We went very woodsy and earthy with our decor. We used recycled materials to make tree ornaments and had animals throughout our displays.
Click here to download: All Earth Is Waiting Advent Worship Plan
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Below find Calls to Worship for each Sunday!
Call to Worship for Advent 1
by Roddy Hamilton
Across the universe creation waits
for the prophets to speak their words of expectation and renewal.
May we gather round them today once more
and let their longing grip us and lead us into birth and blessing.
So come now my friends, this is the meeting place
of promise and prophecy.
Let us listen through the ancient words
that we might be ready to hear a baby’s cry.
Call to Worship for Advent 2
A wild man emerges from the wilderness,
“Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven!”
A young girl is visited by an angel with the ‘opportunity’ of a life-time,
“God pulls down the powerful and lifts up the lowly!”
The Prince of Peace comes
disrupting the world in order to heal it.
Disrupt our hearts again, God
that you would use us to bring the peace of your justice to our earth.
Call to Worship for Advent 3
The Good News was proclaimed by heavenly beings
to the shepherds and the sheep.
The Christ broke through to our world
surrounded by the animals of the stable.
And all of creation rejoices
showing us the glory and splendor of God.
Call To Worship for Advent 4
by Roddy Hamilton
Gather round, we have a story to tell of a Giver who reached inside and took a handful of love like a pile of stardust and said: this is for you it is all you need it is all you will ever need there is enough here to change the whole world. Take it.
Many laughed at him, mocked him, and ignored the invitation
but some dared to take it and those who did noticed something about this love,
They found they could do what the gift-giver could do.
They could stand with the lost,
welcome the stranger
eat with the hungry.
They found themselves doing what the Giver first did to them
giving something of themselves to others, they became like the Giver
and as they offered themselves others took the invitation
and many still do
and many still trust
it is enough to change the whole world.