New Year Call to Worship

Here’s a call to worship for the New Year.  It was written by Roddy Hamilton.

Call to Worship for the New Year

The year has thinned
the light seems weaker
the year is tired
and the season running out

yet here we are
in the place of life
for this place believes
in things beyond time and season

we might live
in the echo of stables
and incarnation
holding onto faith in the year’s last days

yet what do we do
but perform acts of renewal and rebirth
of baptism and hope
of seeking new life shaped in Jesus Christ

so let us gather in what the world sees 
as the cusp of the year
yet we know as another day
in the eternity of love

and celebrate who we are
and who we are yet to be
come let us be together
and worship

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on Listening to the Stones.  Used by permission.