In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Creator God, forgive us for choosing our own path, away from you.

O Come Emmanuel, free us from our sins.

We have neglected the poor and needy.

O Come Emmanuel, free us from our sins.

We have not loved our neighbor as ourselves.

O Come Emmanuel, free us from our sins.

A voice cries in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight his paths! Every valley shall be lifted up. Every mountain and hill made low. All that is crooked will be made straight and the rough places plain. In the waters of baptism Christ forgives your sins. Repent and believe the gospel!