Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Litany for 1 April 2012 - Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday            1 April 2012:
Call to Worship
L: This is the day which God has made.
P: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
All: Hosanna!
L: Open the gates of righteousness
     that we may enter and give thanks.
P. O give thanks to God, for God is good,
     God’s love endures forever.
All: Hosanna in the highest!
                               taken from Psalm 118 
                                          Call to Celebration by K.K. Hudson-Bates

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Litany for 25 March 2012

Fifth Sunday in Lent 25 March 2012
Call to Worship
L: Redeemer God, You desire truth in our inward beings;
P: Teach us wisdom in our hearts.
L: You have said that a grain of wheat must sink to the earth before it is fruitful,
P: And as it dies, it bears much fruit.
L: So let us offer up our lives to serve and follow You, O God,
P: And in so doing open our hearts to joy and gladness.
All: We rejoice in Your words, O God.
from Psalm 51:6-8 and John 12:23-26
                                             Call to Celebration by K.K. Hudson-Bates 

Litany for 18 March 2012

Fourth Sunday in Lent - 18 March 2012
Call to Worship
L: O, give thanks to God, for God is good.
P: God’s steadfast love endures forever.
L: God loves us so much that God gave us a son,
P: So that everyone who believes, may not die,
All: But have everlasting life. Amen.

from John 3:14-21
                                           Call to Celebration by K.K. Hudson-Bates  

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Litany for 11 March 2012

Occasionally, I can just pull out a Call I've written in the past and use it just as it is. This is one of those Sundays. This one I wrote back in 2009, but I don't think I need to change anything in it.

Third Sunday in Lent        11 March 2012:
Call to Worship
L: The heavens are telling the glory of God!
P: The firmament proclaims God’s handiwork!
L: God’s voice goes out through all the earth,
P. God’s words to the end of the world.
L: Yet too often we do not listen, God’s voice is not heard.
P: Too often we defile your temple, we pollute your earth.
All: Open our ears that we might know your Glory,
       and our eyes that we might receive your word!  
                                    drawn from Psalm 19
                                             Call to Celebration by K.K. Hudson-Bates