Sunday, February 28, 2016
Call to Worship for 2016-03-06
One: Be glad in God. Rejoice!
All: Shout for joy, for God’s love is extravagant!
One: God is filled with compassion for us.
All: Just as the father rejoices at finding his lost son,
One: God celebrates with great joy when we return home.
All: Let us turn to God and rejoice! Amen.
From Luke 15
Call to Worship by K. K. Hudson-Bates
Posted by K.K. Hudson-Bates at 4:10 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Call to Worship for 2016-02-28
One: Come to God’s waters, everyone who thirsts,
All: Even if you have no money, come and eat!
One: Why do we spend money on that which is not bread?
All: God invites us instead to eat what is good.
One: God makes with us an everlasting covenant of love.
All: Guide us, God, toward food that satisfies.
Teach us, God, of your love. Amen.
From Isaiah 55:1-9
Posted by K.K. Hudson-Bates at 7:21 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Call to Worship for 2016-02-21
One: God is our light and our salvation.
All: If God is the stronghold of our life, how can we be afraid?
One: Let us wait for God and be strong.
All: Let our hearts take courage from God!
One: Let us believe that we will see the goodness of God in our lives.
All: Let us join together in singing and making melody to God!
From Psalm 27
Posted by K.K. Hudson-Bates at 3:12 PM
Call to Worship for 2016-02-14
One: God, we are tempted by so many things!
All: Sometimes we are hungry, and are tempted to satisfy that hunger in unhealthy ways.
One: Sometimes we are afraid, and are tempted to use our power in unfair ways.
All: Sometimes we want so much to be loved and cared for, that we test our relationships in trying or hurtful ways just to be sure we are still loved.
One: Jesus, too, went into the wilderness and was tempted repeatedly. Each time, he worked hard to push the temptations aside.
All: Let us also turn from our temptations and seek God.
from Luke 4:1-13
Posted by K.K. Hudson-Bates at 3:08 PM
Call to Worship for June 19, 2016
One: God created humankind in God's own image,
All: In the image of God we are created.
One: God created humans as male and female in God's own image.
All: And in Christ Jesus all are children of God through faith.
One: There is no longer Jew or Greek.
All: There is no longer slave or free
One: There is no longer male or female;
All: For all are one in Christ Jesus. Let us worship together.
from Galatians 3:23-29 (and Genesis 1:26-31)
Posted by K.K. Hudson-Bates at 3:02 PM