Scripture Texts and Prayers of the Day
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November 29, 2020 First Sunday of Advent
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS
Loving and forgiving God, we confess that we are held captive by sin. In spite of our best efforts, we have gone astray. We have not welcomed the stranger; we have not loved our neighbor; we have not been Christ to one another. Restore us, O God. Wake us up and turn us from our sin. Renew us each day in the light of Christ. Amen.
GATHERING SONG "Awake! Awake, and Greet the New Morn"; ELW #242
ADVENT WREATH PRAYER
We praise you, O God, for this evergreen crown that marks our days of preparation for Christ's advent. As we light the first candle on this wreath, rouse us from sleep, that we may be ready to greet our Lord when he comes with all the saints and angels. Enlighten us with your grace, and prepare our hearts to welcome him with joy. Grant this through Christ our Lord, whose coming is certain and whose day draws near. Amen.
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection awaken us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and keep us blameless until the coming of your new day, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
SONG OF PREPARATION FOR THE WORD Gospel Acclamation ELW P. 205
FIRST READING 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; GOSPEL READING Mark 13:24-37
SONG OF THE DAY "Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers"; ELW #244
SENDING SONG "Soon and Very Soon"; ELW #439