Easter Worship Pieces

Call to Worship (from Isaiah 65 and John 20) In the light of this Easter morning God is doing something new! New heavens. New earth. New life. Weeping turns to joy. Sorrow to delight. Be glad and rejoice. The stone is rolled away. The grave clothes lie in a heap. Jesus, who was dead, is…

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.

Psalm 131 Call to Worship

Our scripture readings this Sunday are Luke 13:34-35 and Psalm 131. Here is the call to worship I wrote: Our Creator longs to gather us under her wings. We long to rest near the Divine heartbeat. In this sacred space of worship, God’s longing and our longing meet. Like sheltered chicks, Like weaned children, We…

Isaiah 40: 28-31–Call to Worship

Have you not known? Our God is the everlasting God, Creator of the ends of the earth. Have you not heard? God does not faint or grow weary. Have you not known? God’s understanding is unsearchable. Have you not heard? God gives power to the faint and strengthens the powerless. Have you not known? Those…