Prepare the way
Leader: In the
nighttime of fear,
we build walls and fences.
People: Rather than showing hospitality,
we keep the stranger away.
We forget the truth
that God’s love is for everyone.
Leader: O God, show us the way of your heart.
All: Come quickly, show us.
Leader: God of harmony,
People: we yearn to walk in your way but often choose our own
path of turmoil and pain. Save us, Lord, from the pride
and foolishness of choosing our own course, that we may
humbly and confidently follow your lead, through Jesus
Leader: Throughout the tumult of life,
God holds you close in love.
Rejoice, because God’s wisdom is your guide,
God’s compassion is your strength.
God’s love is your redemption.
All: Come, let us walk in the way of God’s heart!
Come! Walk in the way of God’s heart.
The dawn is breaking!
Christ is coming to set us free from chaos.
He will show us the way.
the second Sunday of Advent. Advent–Epiphany worship resources are
by Mennonite Church Canada, Mennonite Church USA, and Leader magazine.
Bible readings for today: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7,
18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12.
Bible readings for next Sunday: Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm
146:5-10 or Luke 1:46b-55; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11.
Worship Bulletins © 2016 MennoMedia, Harrisonburg, Va., and Kitchener,
Printed in the USA. December 4, 2016. Cover design by Paul Stocksdale; ©
2016 Church of the Brethren.