Liturgy

Epiphany Call to Worship

by the Rev. Nathan Decker

Lord, this year, we will follow the Star of Bethlehem.

Too long we've gone the wrong way
Followed the wrong stars!

We went South following movie stars, greed, and lust.
Star of Wonder...

We went East following stars of militarism, nationalism, and war.
Star of Light...

We even went North following our own visions, our own intuition, and our own way.
Star with Royal Beauty Bright...

Lord, this year, we will follow the Star of Bethlehem.
The Star of Hope.
The Star of Peace.
The Star of Joy.
The Star of Love.
The Star that is You.

 


 

 

 

The Rev. Nathan Decker is the pastor of the South Sussex Charge of the James River District of the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. His great love is the diversity and inspiration of God's creative nature in worship.

"Epiphany Call to Worship" Copyright 2011 Nathan Decker. All Rights Reserved. Posted with Permission on the Discipleship Ministries Worship website.

Categories: 21st Century Liturgy, Advent - Christmas - Epiphany, Epiphany, Epiphany