Good News of Great Joy

We celebrate the birth of Christ and discover the things that make for peace and usher in great joy for us all!


Almighty God, It’s dark outside and the nights are long.

We watch and wait with mounting expectation

for the coming of your son into the world.


We ease our waiting with the decorations of tinsel and tree and lights.

We delight in their beauty,

but Lord, in our eagerness

guard our hearts from celebrating

the things we have made instead of the gift you will give.