Friday, March 14, 2014

Litany for 16 March 2014

16 March 2014
Second Sunday in Lent

One: We lift up our eyes to the hills.
All: Our help comes from God, who made heaven and earth.
One: Just as God told Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred."
All: "I will bless you, and you will be a blessing."
One: And just as Abram went out as he was told,
All: Let us open our hearts to hear where God asks us to go.
         Psalm 121 and Genesis 12:1-4a

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Litany for 9 March 2014

One: Our lives are a journey. 
All: We journey through good times and bad.
One: We journey through beautiful landscapes and through wildernesses,
All: Over mountains and into valleys.
One: Along the way, we encounter encouragement,
All: And we encounter despair.
One: Sometimes we are strong and can reach out to help others,
All: And sometimes we succomb to temptations or lose our way.
All: Help us, God, to be open to your guidance in our journey.

Litany for 23 February 2014

Call to Worship 2014-02-23
Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

One: We have prayed, "God, give us understanding, that we may keep your law."
All: And then, "Turn our hearts to your decrees."
One: Yet, now we wonder... 
All: What is God's law? What is God's decree?
One: The Bible tells us, "If anyone wants to take your coat, 
All: Give them your cloak as well."
One: And we read, "Love your enemies."
All: These are not easy laws!
One: And so, we pray once more, 
All: "God, turn our hearts to your decrees." Amen.
           1 Samuel 8:1-18 and Matthew 5:38-48
                    Call to Celebration by K.K. Hudson-Bates

Litany for 2 February 2014

One:​ O God, you are clothed with honor and majesty.
All: ​From your lofty abode you water the mountains;
One: ​You cause the grass to grow for the cattle,
All: ​And plants for people to bring forth food from the earth.
One: ​In your trees the birds build their nests;
All: ​The high mountains are for the wild goats.
All: ​O God, how manifold are your works!
            from Psalm 35:1-10 and Psalm 104:1a,13-24
                          Call to Celebration by K. K. Hudson-Bates