When our ancestors first came here this was a wild, strange land to them.
But the people of the Wurundjeri-Willam, the white gum tree clan
in the Woi Wurrung language territory of the Kulin Nation, called it home.
They cultivated it with fire to provide food, water, medicine and shelter,
hearing in it the calling of the Creator Spirit.
As Mary heard the angel calling her to bring forth new life for the world,
so let us listen in this land, acknowledging all who have
listened and heard the divine voice here before us.
Offered for worship on Christmas Eve and Epiphany Sunday.