Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Litany for 12 June 2011

Pentecost          12 June 2011
Call to Celebration
L: O Lord, you send forth your Spirit,
P: And it is as if a great wind rushes through our gathering,
L: As if tongues of fire rest on each of us.
P: We feel the presence of your Holy Spirit among us,
L: Calling to us each, in a language we can understand,
P: Calling us to share our gifts.
ALL: Let us be inspired to do Your will.
            from Psalm 104:30 and Acts 2:2-8
                                 Call to Worship by K.K. Hudson-Bates

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Litany for 5 June 2011

Seventh Sunday of Easter – 5 June 2011
Call to Celebration
L: We are in God’s sanctuary. Awesome is God!
P: Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises!
L: The God of orphans and protector of widows has a holy habitation.
P: God gives the desolate a home to live in, and leads out the prisoners to prosperity.
L: Rain, in abundance, God has showered on us.
P: Lift up a song to God who rides upon the clouds.
All: Be exultant before God! Blessed be the Lord!
                      from Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35
                                 Call to Worship by K.K. Hudson-Bates

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Litany for 29 May 2011

6th Sunday of Easter             29 May 2011
Call to Worship
L: Bless God, brothers and sisters, let the sound of praise be heard!
P: Come and hear. Listen to what God has done!
L: God has given us an Advocate, a Spirit of truth.
P: God is with us. We are not left orphaned;
L: God truly listens, and gives heed to the words of our prayers.
P: We may go through trials of fire and water, yet God brings us out into a spacious place.
L: God accepts our prayers, and loves us unconditionally.
All: Blessed be God!
                    from Psalm 66:8-20 and John 14:16-21
                                 Call to Worship by K.K. Hudson-Bates

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Litany for 22 May 2011

5th Sunday of Easter      22 May 2011
Call to Celebration
L: Incline your ear to us today, O Lord.
P: Be a rock of refuge for us.
L: For your name's sake lead us, and guide us.
P: Into your hand we commit our spirits.
L: For you have redeemed us, O Lord, with your steadfast love.
All: We join our hands to serve in your name. Amen.
                 from Psalm 31:1-5, 15,-16
                                   Call to Celebration by K.K. Hudson-Bates

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Litany for 15 May 2011

4th Sunday of Easter      15 May 2011
Call to Worship
L: With God as our shepherd,
P: We will not be in need.
L: God is with us.
P: In green pastures and by still waters we renew our spirits.
L: God is at our side.
P: Even in despair we find courage, in darkness we find light.
L: God comforts us.
All: Let us share God’s love with others.
            from Psalm 23:1-4
                                   Call to Celebration by K.K. Hudson-Bates

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Litany for 8 May 2011

3rd Sunday of Easter        8 May 2011
Call to Celebration
L: Love Yahweh God; for God hears us and listens to our prayers.
P: We will call upon God today and always.
L: When we feel death come too near, when anguish and distress grip us;
P: We call out to Yahweh our God for help.
L: What can we offer in return for all God's goodness to us?
P: Let us take the cup of salvation, giving thanks to God.
All: O praise the Lord. Alleluia.
Psalm 116: 1-4, 12-19
                                   Call to Celebration by K.K. Hudson-Bates