Dec 3, 2017

Call to Worship: Prepare ye the way

Here’s an Advent call to worship from Roddy Hamilton and the New Kilpatrick Parish Church website. He writes: “Six news headlines were printed across daily newspapers. Six people at the front lifted them and opened the newspaper at the appropriate verse. Each newspaper had one word of the phrase: PREPARE - THE - WAY - OF - THE – LORD.”

Call to Worship: Prepare ye the way
(inspired by Matthew 3:3, Mark 1:3, Isaiah 40:3)

Have you heard the news:

Get the news writers ready.
Rearrange their headlines
with words of hope and expectation

Get the economists excited.
Give them news of upturns and renewal
in people’s values rather than market value

Get the politicians lobbied.
Inform them it is time to measure
their new index of the nation’s gross national happiness

Get the poor prepared.
Invite them to find their place at table
and help themselves to a banquet shared with the rich

Get justice underway.
Get busy crushing the darkness
and countering the now exposed half-truths of those in power

Get the bread of life baked.
Get the wine of truth poured
and bring on the advent of God 

Prepare ye
the way of the Lord

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on the New Kilpatrick Parish Church website. https://www.nkchurch.org.uk/original-liturgy