Merry Christmas from More Light Presbyterians

From the board and staff at More Light Presbyterians, we wish you a beautiful Advent and Christmas. Thank you for your partnership in ministry with us throughout 2012 and for living out your faith by making the Church and society a more just place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons and those who love them.

As you explore the mystery of Advent and the wonder of Christmas, take a quiet moment during this busy season to remember Christ’s call to openness…

Guide us to openness, Spirit of mercy,
Aid us in seeking God’s justice and grace.
Move us to show Christ’s compassion through witness,
Love first to offer and hate to erase.
Guide us to openness! Guide us to openness!
Let no one ever be shunned or denied.
Make of the Church a bold place of compassion,
That all who seek You may come and abide.

Spirit of tenderness, impart Your presence,
Fill both our hearts and our hands with Your care.
Let no one suffer or grieve unattended,
Grant us Your kindness and warmth here to share.
Guide us to openness! Guide us to openness!
Let no one ever be shunned or denied.
Make of the Church a bold place of compassion,
That all who seek You may come and abide.

Though there are those who would limit Christ’s graces,
Still we refuse to believe in such lies,
For in this time we have made a commitment
Never to limit love’s power or size.
Guide us to openness! Guide us to openness!
Let no one ever be shunned or denied.
Make of the Church a bold place of compassion,
That all who seek You may come and abide.

Merry Christmas from More Light Presbyterians.