Thursday, July 31, 2014

Litany for 3 August 2014

3 Aug 2014 - Proper 13

One: There are times, God, when we struggle to find the right path.
All: Like Jacob we feel alone or adrift,
One: We wrestle to find meaning in our lives.
All: And sometimes we actively resist your direction in our lives.
One: We want you to incline an ear to us,
All: And yet we do not even listen for your answer.
One: Sometimes we even ignore your calls to us.
All: Open our ears, God, that we may listen for your voice in our hearts.
       From Psalm 17:6 and Genesis 32:22-31
            Call to Worship by K. K. Hudson-Bates

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Litany for 27 July 2014

27 July 2014 - Proper 12
Call to worship

One: Who will separate us from the love of God? 
All: Will hardship, or distress? 
One: Will persecution, famine, danger or war?
All: No. Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers,
One: Neither things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, 
All: Nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God!
          From Romans 8:26-39
                     Call to Worship by K. K. Hudson-Bates

Litany for 20 July 2014

Litany for Proper 11
20 July 2014
One: O God, You have searched us and known us.
All: You know when we sit down and when we rise up.
One: You read our thoughts from far away;
All: Even before a word is on our tongues, O God, You know it completely.
One: For it was You who formed our inward parts,
All: You who knit us together in our mothers' wombs.
One: We are fearfully and wonderfully made!
All: Wonderful are Your works, O God!
         from Psalm 139
                  Call to Worship by K.K. Hudson-Bates

Friday, July 11, 2014

Litany for 13 July 2014

Call to Worship for Proper 10

One: God, your word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.
All: We remember the story of the farmer who sowed seeds.
One: Some seeds fell on the path and were eaten by birds.
All: Others fell on rocky ground and could not put down roots.
One: Others fell among thorns and were choked.
All: But the seeds that fell on good soil produced food to eat.
One: Let our hearts be like good soil to your word, God,
All: So that we might have life according to your word.
              from Psalm 119:105-112; Mt 13:1-9, 18-23
                    Call to Worship by K.K. Hudson-Bates

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Litany for 29 June 2014

Litany for 29 June 2014
Proper 8
(Readings not from the lectionary)
One: In Christ Jesus we are all children of God through our faith.
All: All of us are one in Christ.
One: In Christ, no longer are we divided.
All: There is no longer Black or White, Israeli or Palestinian.
One: No longer is there male and female, gay and straight.
All: All are Abraham's offspring, heirs to God's promise.
     All are children of God.
              Call to Worship by K.K. Hudson-Bates