Year B: Calls to Worship
Advent 1 (based on Psalm 80)
Herald: Hear us, O Shepherd of Israel and Christ of our People, come among us and save us.
People: Restore us, O God, to Your Kingdom and renew the Hope that we have in Jesus, Our Lord.
Lighting of 1 candle
Herald: O God Almighty, let Your face shine upon us as we worship and glorify Your Holy Name. Amen.
Advent 2 (based on Psalm 85)
Herald: Revive us again, O Christ our Savior, so that we may rejoice in Your grace and peace.
People: Show us Your unfailing love, O God, and grant us Your salvation.
Lighting of 2 candles
Herald: May peace be experienced in our hearts as we worship and glorify the Lord. Amen.
Advent 3 (based on Psalm 126)
Herald: The Lord has done great things for us, so our hearts are filled with love.
People: May this sacred place be filled with gladness; may our lips sing out with joy.
Lighting of 3 candles (including Joy candle)
Herald: May Christ restore us to the One, Triune, and Living God. May we joyfully worship Him forever. Amen.
Advent 4 (based on Psalm 89)
Herald: Righteousness and justice are the foundation of God’s Kingdom; faith, hope, and love dwell in the hearts of His people.
People: May we rejoice in the name of Christ forever; may His love continue to bless our days.
Lighting of four candles
Herald: Let us sing of the Lord’s great love forever and make His faithfulness known throughout this place. Amen.
Christmas Eve (based on Psalm 96)
Herald: Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; come and rejoice in Him, all the Earth!
People: We will be glad, and all who are here will bless Jesus Christ our Lord!
Lighting of Christ Candle only
Herald: Let us sing our songs of salvation with all the Earth. Let us proclaim Christ as our King on this wonderful night of new birth. Amen.