Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Litany for 30 October 2011

20th Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 26Call to worship for 30 October 2011
L: O give thanks to God.
P: We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses.
L: By faith Noah, warned by God about events as yet unseen, respected the warning and built an ark to save his household.
P: God’s steadfast love endures forever.
L: By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance.
P: We give thanks to God.
L: By faith Moses left Egypt, unafraid of the pharaoh’s anger.
P: By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land.
All: We are indeed surrounded by a great a cloud of witnesses! Thanks be to God!
from Psalm 107:1 and Hebrews 11
                    Call to Worship by K.K. Hudson-Bates

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Litany for 23 October 2011

19th Sunday After Pentecost - Proper 25
Call to Worship for 23 October 2011
L: God has been our dwelling place in all generations.
P: Before the mountains were brought forth, and still today God is our God.
L: And as God commanded Moses, God commands us today: to be just in our judgements,
P: Not to profit by the blood of our neighbors,
L: Not to hate or take vengeance,
P: But to love our neighbor as ourselves.
All: God is holy and everlasting. God is our God. Amen.
            from Psalm 90:1-2 and Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18
                    Call to Worship by K.K. Hudson-Bates

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Litany for 16 October 2011

18th Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 23
Call to Worship for 16 October 2011
L: O sing to God a new song; sing to God, all the earth!
P: Declare God’s glory among the nations, God’s marvelous works among all the peoples.
L: For great is our God, and greatly to be praised.
P: Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
L: Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
P: Let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
ALL: We lift our voices in song! Amen.
            from Psalm 96:1-13
                     Call to Worship by K.K. Hudson-Bates

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Litany for 9 October 2011

17th Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 22
Call to Worship for 9 October 2011
L: O God, our God; we exalt you, we praise your name.
P: You are a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in their distress.
L: You are a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat.
P: You wipe away the tears from all faces.
All: You are our God for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice
            from Isaiah 25:1-9
                       Call to Worship by K.K. Hudson-Bates

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Litany for 2 Oct 2011

16th Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 22         
Call to Worship  2 Oct 2011
L: Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.
P: You brought a vine out of Egypt and planted it.
L: You cleared the ground for it; it took deep root and filled the land.
P: The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches;
L: It sent out its branches to the sea, and its shoots to the River.
All: Restore us, O God of hosts, that we too might flourish. Amen.
Psalm 80:7-11
                    Call to Worship by K.K. Hudson-Bates