Calls To Worship

Discipleship

Adapted from Psalm 8

Leader: O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

People:   You have set your glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.

Leader: When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place…

People: Who are we that you are mindful of us?

Leader: Creator of Heaven and Earth, thank You for creating us and loving us in a way that knows no limits.

People: We acknowledge You as Lord and praise You for all of creation.

Leader: Holy Spirit, we welcome You in this time of praise and worship.

People: Please, Lord, shape us and mold us into the disciples of Jesus Christ that You are calling us to be.


          

Adapted from Psalm 19:7-10

Leader: “The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul.”

People: “The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart.”

Leader: “The laws of the Lord are true; each one is fair.”

People: “They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb!”  

All: Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick (excerpts from Ps 19:7-10, NLT, adapted for liturgical use)


Adapted from Psalm 119:1-5

Leader: Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord.

People: Happy are those who keep God’s decrees, who seek God with their whole heart.

Leader: Happy are we, when we do no wrong and walk in God’s ways.

People: O that our ways may be steadfast in keeping your commandments, O Lord.

All: Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick (Ps 119:1-3, 5, NRSV, pronouns changed and verses adapted for corporate liturgical use)


Adapted from Matthew 10:38-39

Jesus says to you and to me

“Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me

Is not worthy of me.

Whoever finds their life will lose it,

And whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”

We lay our lives at your feet today, O Lord. We seek you in humility as we come to you in worship.

Submitted by Austin D. Hill


 Adapted from Acts 2:42-46

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.  

Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.  

All the believers were together and had everything in common.  

They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.  

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.   

They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.   

Submitted by Austin D. Hill


What does the Holy One require of us? 

To be just, kind, and humble before God. 

Give thanks to God with your whole heart. 

Great are the works of the Lord. 

Now faith, hope, and love abide; 

And the greatest of these is love. 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill


We are called into the church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship,  

to be God’s servants in the service of all, 

to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table,  

to join Christ in his passion and victory. 

“Beloved let us love one another, for love comes from God.” 

All who love are born of God and know God. 

Let us worship God! 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill