Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Litany for 15 June 2014

15 June 2014
First Sunday after Pentecost

Call to Celebration:
One: O God, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
All: When we look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
One: The moon and the stars that you have established,
All: We wonder, what are human beings that you are mindful of us, that you care for us?
One: You have put us to care for your creation,
All:  For the fish of the sea, and the birds of the air,
One: For the sheep and the oxen, and the wild animals, too.
All: May we truly embrace our role as beings created by you in your image.
            from Psalm 8 and Genesis 1:27
                  Call to Worship by K. K. Hudson-Bates

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Litany for 8 June 2014

8 June 2014

Call to Celebration
One: God, you send forth your Spirit,
All: And it is as if a great wind rushes through our gathering,
One: As if tongues of fire rest on each of us.
All: We feel the presence of your Holy Spirit among us, with us,
One: Calling to us each, in a language we can understand,
All: Calling us to share our gifts. Let us be inspired to do Your will.
            from Acts 2:2-8
                  Call by K. K. Hudson-Bates

Litany for 1 June 2014

Call to Worship for 1 June 2014
Seventh Sunday of Easter
(Partially from lectionary for this Sunday)

One: Sing to God! Sing praises to God's name!
All: Lift up a song to the one who rides upon the clouds!
One: Because now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. 
All: The flowers appear on the earth, 
      and the vines are in blossom, giving forth fragrance.
One: The time of singing has come.
All: Sing to God, sing praises to God's name!
          from Psalm 68:1-10 (lectionary for this Sunday) 
            woven with Song of Songs 2:10-13 (not from this lectionary)
                   Call by K. K. Hudson-Bates

Litany for 25 May 2014

25 May 2014
Sixth Sunday after Easter

One: O God of heaven and earth,  
All: O God, who made the world and everything in it, 
One: In you we live and move and have our being.
All: You know us intimately, as we are your offspring,
One: And you make yourself known to us each day.
All: You are never far from us. We raise our voices to worship you.
          from Acts 17:22-31
                Call to Worship by K. K. Hudson-Bates

Lectionary for 4 May 2014

4 May 2014
Third Sunday of Easter

One: In Easter, we search for new meaning.
All: As did the disciples during their walk to Emmaus.
One: In Easter, we hope for renewal.
All: When Jesus was at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.
One: In Easter, we find transformation.
All: And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him.
One: Christ is risen!
All: He is risen indeed!
           from Luke 24:13-35
               Call to Worship by K. K. Hudson-Bates

Litany for 13 April 2014

Call to worship for 13 April 2014

One: Hosanna to the Son of David! 
All: Hosanna in the highest heaven!
One: On a donkey and a colt Jesus came.
All: A crowd spread their cloaks and branches on the road ahead of him.
One: In this way he entered Jerusalem.
All: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! 
      Hosanna in the highest heaven! Hosanna!
               Call by K. K. Hudsin-Bates

Litany for 30 March 2014

Call to Worship

One: Do not look on appearances.
All: Do not look at height or stature.
One: For God does not see as we see.
All: God looks instead on the heart.
One: God chose the boy, David, saying, 
All: "Rise and anoint him, for this is the one,"
One: And God's spirit came mightily upon David from that day forward.
All: We pray that we also may look beyond appearances and to the heart.
          Call to worship by K. K. Hudson-Bates