Call to Worship: Choose Life

Our scripture readings for this coming Sunday come from the Revised Common Lectionary: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 and Luke 14:25-33. Here is the call to worship I wrote–which is actually a mash-up of two previous calls to worship. God sets before us life and death. We long to choose life. God sets before us blessings and curses.…

A Prayer for Palm Sunday

God of the cross, tottering down the streets of Jerusalem on a donkey, You are not the savior we expect. Your power doesn’t look like the power we want our God to have. Your wisdom makes no sense to us. We are happy to join the crowd, waving branches, But not so sure we want…

Transfiguration

Here is a poem/call to worship for Transfiguration Sunday: The mountain top the shining face the glowing clothes the voice of God speaking from the cloud the commandments etched in stone Sometimes God shows up in ways we cannot deny in a place we can go a light we can see a voice we can…