Nov 16, 2011

Advent Call to Worship Litany

Here is a call to worship litany written by Michelle Jantzi, and posted on the Mennonite Church Canada Resource Centre website. 

Call to Worship Litany for Advent

One:     We, the unsuspecting and unlikely,
            are drawn here together by a promise.
People: He is coming.

Two:     The angel’s promise
            interrupted a bridegroom’s private doubts and insecurity.
People: He is coming.

One:     An unwed pregnant teenager’s fears
            diminished with the angel’s promise.
People: He is coming.

Two:     A baby in a womb leapt for joy
            at the sound of her voice and promised.
People: He is coming.

One:     An old man died at peace
            and an old woman prophesied redemption at a baby dedication
            with the fulfillment of this promise.
People: He is coming.

One &
   Two:  Two thousand years ago,
            from the depths of a people’s memory,
            the words of a promise resounded.
People: He is coming.

Two:     I will send my messenger ahead of you,
            who will prepare your way,
            a voice of one calling in the desert,
            ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
            make straight paths for him.’ (Matthew 3:3, Mark 1:2-3, Luke 3:4-6)

All        He Came.
            He Is Come.
            He Is Coming. 

— Michelle Jantzi, posted on the Mennonite Church Canada Resource Centre website.