Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Litany for 2015-10-11 Proper 23

Call to Worship for October 11, 2015
Year B Proper 23

One: How many times have we done nothing because we feared we could not do enough?
All: How many times have we failed to share for fear we might later need it ourselves?
One: How many times have we been reluctant to try a new way to live our lives?
All: Shake us from our complacency.
One: Teach us to let go of what we hold fast.
All: Teach us to count our days with your joy that we may gain a wise heart.
One: Satisfy us with your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad.
All: We open our hearts to worship you, O God.
             from Psalm 90:12-14
Litany by K. K. Hudson-Bates

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Litany for 13 Sept 2015, Proper 26

Call to Worship

One: What is the most important commandment?
All: Love God with all your heart!
One: And love your neighbor as yourself.
All: Give food to the hungry and set prisoners free.
One: Watch over the stranger as God watched over Ruth.
All: Uphold the orphan and the widow, as God upheld Naomi.
One: Lift up those who are bowed down.
All: Let us worship God with our hearts and minds and strength!

          from Mark 12:28-34, Psalm 146:1-10 and Ruth 1:1-18

Litany - Year C Second Sunday of Easter

One: Let us praise God in this sanctuary;
All: Praise God with a trumpet sound;
One: Praise God with lute and harp!
All: Praise God with tambourine and dance;
One: Praise God with strings and pipe!
All: Praise God with loud clashing cymbals!
One: Praise God in all God’s mighty creation!
All: Let everything that breathes praise God! Amen!

Litany for 27 Sept 2015

One: God’s law is perfect -- it revives the soul.
All: God’s decrees are sure -- they give us wisdom,
One: the wisdom Queen Esther showed in saving her people.
All: God’s precepts are right -- they make our hearts rejoice.
One: God’s commandment is clear -- it enlightens our eyes, as it did
        with King Ahasuerus when Queen Esther spoke to him.
All: Let the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, O God, our rock and our redeemer.

from Psalm 19:7-9 and Esther 7:1-6

Litany for Proper 17, Year B

Call to Worship
One: For every generous act of giving, every perfect gift,
All: Is from above, coming down from God.
One: Be quick to listen, but do not merely hear.
All: Be also doers of the word, so that in your doing
     you will be blessed and will bless others.
One: Care for orphans and widows in their distress,
All: Take care of the homeless and feed the hungry.
One: For, every generous act of giving, and every perfect gift, is from God.
All: We lift our praises to God!
from James 1:17-27
Call to Worship by K. K. Hudson-Bates