Call to Worship in the Wake of the Charleston Shootings

Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Amidst the violence of this world,
we desire God’s peace.
In the shadow of deep hatred,
we long to live out the love of Christ.
In a society still devastated by racial prejudice and injustice,
we seek a way to live faithfully, bravely.
In this week that has seen such bloodshed, so many tears;
In the wake of a shooting we can barely imagine, let alone comprehend,
we gather to worship.
We will sing.
We will pray.
We will speak truth.
We will live truth.
We will continue on Jesus’ path of peace and justice.

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