Seeds: Narrative Lectionary Liturgy

Matthew 1:18-25


Fear Not!

For a child will come conceived by the Holy Spirit?

Who is this child

You shall name him Jesus, for he will save all people from their sins. 

What are we waiting for?

O Come Emmanuel, we are waiting

Prayer of Confession: We confess we do not know how to fulfill your prophecies of love. We forget that Jesus was born to save all flesh, and we get caught up in shame and judgement. Lord God you came down to earth as a lovable baby to show us love. Teach us how not to value pride or fame or money but instead to work for hope, peace, joy and love we pray. 

Assurance of Pardon: Remember God so loved the world that he gave his only son, not to condemn the world, but to save it. Hear the good news: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

Prayer of Dedication: Almighty God, bless all the gifts that we bring here and to one another at Christmas. Fill us with the intangibles we need to practice are faith, and let this Christmas be an opportunity to connect with you we pray. Amen

Food for Thought:The Waiting Room (adopted by Jesus)

Charlie Brown: Digging Deeper

Sunday School ideas; Look at all the names of Jesus and/or look up the meanings of the names of people in Church, Ask children what their favorite gift ever was and why.

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