Call to Worship for Lent 3A

This call to worship is based on Psalm 78:12-20, which echoes the week’s lectionary reading from Exodus (17:1-7) Can God spread a table in the wilderness? In the sight of our ancestors, God worked marvels. Can God spread a table in the wilderness? In the land of Egypt God divided the sea and let them…

Call to Worship for Lent 2A

Based on Psalm 121 In the wilderness, we will lift up our eyes. In the wilderness, our help comes from God: Our God who made the wilderness; Our God who inhabits the wilderness. God is our keeper; God is our shade and shelter. Let us praise God together. You may also be interested in this…

Paying Attention to Privilege

As a white Christian, I felt privileged to be part of a small inter-faith gathering recently where several women shared a bit of their own stories. One said that her sister went back to Iran to care for their parents. That had been the plan for a long time, and she followed through. But nobody…

On the Mountain: Comforted / Called

James, John, and Peter must have been quite star-struck on the Mount of Transfiguration as they watched these three heroes of the faith talk together. Moses, who had survived a death sentence, who had confronted an Egyptian mistreating a Hebrew slave, who had told Pharaoh to let God’s people go, who had called forth the…

Call to Worship: Jesus Calls Us

Jesus calls us to praise and prayer, to song and silence; Jesus calls us to worship. Jesus calls us to hearing and healing, to service and solidarity; Jesus calls us to love. Jesus calls us to advocacy and action, to protest and provision; Jesus calls us to justice. Let us heed the call of Christ.…

How Should We Live?

Isaiah 9:1-4   When the Advent worship planning team looked ahead to January, we were drawn to images of light. And this passage from Isaiah caught our eye: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. Oh. We…