ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE LAND
We acknowledge that we worship and live onthe traditional
territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Attawandaron (Neutral), and
Wendat peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.
(We invite you to quiet reflection and preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP
We come before you Lord
We step away from all the distractions of the season
We come to ground ourselves in truth.
Help us to know your loving presence.
God of Light, as we begin our journey through the advent season,
Open our hearts to the real joy of Christmas.
Nothing compares to you God
Nothing can satisfy our deepest longings.
Only the gift of Jesus and the hope for reconciliation is the true
meaning of Christ with us. With great anticipation of the gift of your
We come to worship you.
PASSING OF THE PEACE The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.
"Venite, Exultemus Domino" M.V. 9
(Please Remain Standing for the Sanctus) SANCTUS (Peace is a Star
V.U. 7 v.2)
Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's Time
during the Sanctus.
CHIDREN'S TIME LIGHTING OF THE HOPE CANDLE LORD'S PRAYER
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
We are not alone,
we live in God's world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God's presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.