Call to Worship: Longest Night

Here’s a call to worship for a Longest Night or Blue Christmas service.  It was written by Thom Shuman.

Longest Night Call to Worship

Tonight, we gather here in this place of refuge,
for we are lost,
we are lonely,
we are afraid.

Tonight, we gather daring to wonder
of God has indeed come in Jesus,
discerning the rejection we have known,
intimate with our failed relationships,
holding our heartache in hands of tenderness.

Tonight, we gather with neighbors and strangers,
a family made one by our brokenness,
coming with our hearts full of hope,
and our pockets filled with doubts.

Tonight, we gather just as we are,
for God has promised to meet us here
and to welcome us for who we are.

~ written by Thom Shuman, and posted on Lectionary Liturgies.