Friday, June 5, 2009

Call To Worship

1 From Psalm 118:24
This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

2 From Psalm 95:1, 2
O come, let us sing to the Lord
and shout with joy to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into God's presence with thanksgiving,
singing joyful songs of praise.

3 From Psalm 116:12, 13
What shall we return to the Lord
for all the good things God has done for us?
We will lift up the cup of salvation
and call on the name of the Lord.

4 From Psalm 34:3
O praise the Lord with me,
let us exalt God's name together.

5 From Psalm 96:1, 2
O sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing, and give praise to God's name;
tell the glad news of salvation from day to day.

6 From Psalm 100:1, 2, 5
Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness.
Come into God's presence with singing!
For the Lord is a gracious God,
whose mercy is everlasting;
and whose faithfulness endures to all generations.

7 Based on Micah 6:6, 8
With what shall we come before the Holy One,
and bow ourselves before God on high?
God has shown us what is good.
What does the Holy One require of us,
but to do justice,
and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with our God?

8 From Micah. 1:11
From the rising of the sun to its setting
my name is great among the nations,
says the Lord of hosts.

9 From John 4:23
The hour is coming and now is
when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth:
for the Father seeks such people to be worshippers.


The following may be selected for printing in the bulletin
prior to the service of worship

Based on II Thessalonians 3:18

Leader: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on II Corinthians 13:13

Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
People: And also with you.
Leader: The love of God be with you.
People: And also with you.
Leader: The communion of the Holy Spirit be with you.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Psalm 124:8

Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Our help is in the name of the Lord,
People: who made heaven and earth.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Psalm 118:24

Leader: This is the day that the Lord has made;
People: let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Leader: Let us worship God.


Based on Psalm 95:1, 2

Leader: O come, let us sing to the Lord
People: and shout with joy to the rock of our salvation!
Leader: Let us come into God's presence with thanksgiving,
People: singing joyful songs of praise.
Leader: Let us worship God.


Based on Psalm 116:12, 13

Leader: What shall we return to the Lord for all the good things God has done for us?
People: We will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Psalm 34:3

Leader: O praise the Lord with me,
People: let us exalt God's name together.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Psalm 96:1, 2

Leader: O sing to the Lord a new song;
People: sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Leader: Sing, and give praise to God's name;
People: tell the glad news of salvation from day to day.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Psalm 100

Leader: Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.
People: Worship the Lord with gladness.
Leader: Come into God's presence with singing!
People: For the Lord is a gracious God,
Leader: whose mercy is everlasting;
People: and whose faithfulness endures to all generations.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Micah 6:6, 8

Leader: With what shall we come before the Holy One, and bow ourselves before God on high?
People: God has shown us what is good.
Leader: What does the Holy One require of us?
People: To do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Psalm 24:1

Leader: The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it,
People: The world, and those who live in it belong to the Lord.
Leader: Praise the Lord.
People: The Lord's name be praised.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Psalm 96:2-3

Leader: Sing, and bless God's name;
People: Tell the glad news of salvation from day to day.
Leader: Proclaim God's glory to the nations,
People: God's marvelous deeds to all peoples.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Psalm 29:2-4

Leader: Ascribe to the Lord the glory due God's name,
People: worship the Lord in holy splendor.
Leader: The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
People: the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over mighty waters.
Leader: The voice of the Lord is powerful,
People: the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on John 1:14, 12

Leader: The Word became flesh and lived among us,
People: and we have seen the glory.
Leader: To all who received Christ, he gave power to become children of God.
People: Thanks be to God!
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on John 1:41, 16

Leader: We have found the Messiah,
People: Jesus Christ, who brings us truth and grace.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Isaiah 62: 4-5

Leader: The Lord delights in you.
People: Thanks be to God!
Leader: As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.
People: Thanks be to God!
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Mark 1:15

Leader: The time is fulfilled
People: And the kingdom of God is at hand;
Leader: Let us repent, and believe the good news.
People: For the kingdom of God is at hand.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Luke 4:18

Leader: The Spirit of the Lord has anointed me
People: to preach good news to the poor
Leader: and release to the captives.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Matthew 5:14, 16

Leader: You are the light of the world.
People: We will let our light shine before others,
Leader: And others will see your good works
People: And we will glorify our God in heaven.

Based on Isaiah 40:31

Leader: Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
People: They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
Leader: They shall run and not be weary,
People: They shall walk and not faint.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on John 8:12

Leader: Jesus said: I am the light of the world.
People: Whoever follows Jesus will not walk in darkness
Leader: Whoever follows Jesus will have the light of life.
People: Therefore, let us follow Jesus Christ!
Leader: And let us worship the Lord our God.

Based on Psalm 106:1

Leader: O give thanks, for the Lord is good.
People: God's love endures forever.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Psalm 119:1, 2

People: Happy are those whose way is blameless,
Leader: who walk in the law of the Lord.
People: Happy are those who keep the Lord's decrees,
Leader: who seek the Lord with their whole heart.

Based on Hebrews 4:12

Leader: The word of God is living and active.
People: It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Psalm 139:23, 24

Leader: Search us, O God, and know our heart;
People: Try us and know our thoughts!
Leader: See if there is any wicked way in us.
People: And lead us in the way everlasting.
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Ephesians 2:8

Leader: By grace we have been saved through faith,
People: And this is not our own doing;
Leader: It is the gift of God.
People: Thanks be to God.
Leader: Let us worship God.

CHRISTMAS

Based on John 1:14

Leader: The Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
People: The Word is full of grace and truth.
Leader: We have beheld the Lord’s glory.
People: Alleluia!
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Luke 2:14

Leader: Glory to God in the highest,
People: and peace to God's people on earth. Alleluia!
Leader: Let us worship God.

Based on Isaiah 9:2

Leader: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
People: those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shined.
Leader: Let us worship God.

EPIPHANY

Based on Isaiah 60:1, 3

Leader: Arise, shine; for your light has come,
People: The glory of the Lord has risen upon us.
Leader: Nations shall come to the light of God
People: And rulers to the brightness of Christ’s rising.

Based on John 8:12

Leader: Jesus said: I am the light of the world.
People: Whoever follows Jesus will not walk in darkness
Leader: Whoever follows Jesus will have the light of life.
People: Thanks be to God!
Leader: Let us worship God.

July 4th, or national significance

From Psalm 33

Leader: Sing joyfully to the LORD,
People: Praise the LORD with music
Leader: Sing to him a new song
People: Sing with skill and joy
Leader: Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
People: Blessed is the people God chose for an inheritance.
Leader: From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all humanity;
People: from the Lord’s dwelling place God watches all who live on earth
Leader: No nation is saved by the size of an army;
People: despite all its great strength it cannot save.
Leader: But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear God,
People: on those whose hope is in God’s unfailing love,
Leader: In God our hearts rejoice, for we trust in the holy name of our Lord.
People: May God’s unfailing love rest upon us, for we put our hope in you.
Leader: Let us pray

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