Sunday, November 16, 2014

Litany for Proper 29 Year A, 2013-11-23

One: Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth.
All: Worship God with gladness! Come into God's presence with singing!
One: Know that God has made us, and we belong to God; 
All: We are God's people, and the sheep of God's pastures.
One: Enter the gates with thanksgiving, and the courts with praise. 
All: Give thanks to God! Bless God's name!
One: For God is good. God's steadfast love endures forever, and God's faithfulness to all generations.
All: God is good!
              from Psalm 100
                   Call to Worship by K. K. Hudson- Bates

Litany for Proper 15 Year A

One: Jesus reaches across cultural barriers,
All: By speaking with the woman at the well
One: By healing the Canaanite Woman's daughter,
All: By teaching of the love of the Good Samaritan.
One: Open our hearts to any who are in need.
All: Open our minds to people who are different.
      Enbolden us to dare to throw open our doors for all to enter!
                    from Matthew 15:21-28
                                 Call to Celebration by K. K. Hudson-Bates

Litany for All Saints Day, Year A

One: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for what is right,
All: for they will be filled.
One: Blessed are the pure in heart,
All: for they will see God.
One: Blessed are the peacemakers,
All: for they will be called children of God.
One: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.
All: Lend to those in need, expecting nothing in return.
All: And show mercy, just as God is merciful. Amen.
              from Matthew 5:1-12

Litany for Proper 20 Year A

One: God loves with a great love.
All: By God's grace we are saved.
One: Like the landowner who paid the workers who were not employed for a full day as much as the workers who were,
All: God's love is extravagant.
One: God loves with a great love.
All: Let us be extravagant with our love, too!
           themes from Matthew 20:1-14 and Ephesians 2:4-10