These litanies for worship are based on and drawn from the lectionary reading cycle. I am intentional in using inclusive language in reference to people and expansive imagery for God. Churches are welcome to use any of these individually for your worship service, as long as I am credited. They are not to be compiled or used in any other manner. --K.K. Hudson-Bates
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
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.
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.