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.…

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…

Call to Worship: Open our Ears

I wrote this call to worship to accompany our gathering hymn for the month, “Open my Ears, Open my Eyes” (for you Mennonites, that’s Sing the Story #5.) We are still in our Elijah/Elisha sermon series. Whispering God, the noise of the world is loud. Open our ears to your still, small, voice. God of…

Call to Worship–Psalm 23

In the darkest valley, at the banquet table; in the hard work of life, at the moments of ease; in our day-to-day reality, at times set aside– like this time, now– for worship, for listening, for paying attention; with every step we take: goodness and mercy follow us; our cups overflow.

Worship Pieces: 2 Kings 2:1-15

We are looking at the Elijah and Elisha stories in worship right now. Here are a couple of worship pieces for this week: Call to Worship Leader: We have come to listen to the biblical stories. All: We have come to consider our own stories. Side 1: Have you seen blazing chariots? Side 2: Have…