Calls To Worship


Adapted from Exodus 3

The Lord says, 

“I am the God of your ancestors. 

I have indeed seen the misery of my people. 

I have heard them crying out because of their oppressors. 

So I have come down to rescue them. 

And to bring them into a good and spacious land.” 

Oh Lord Almighty, 

We look to Zion, to your promise of restoration, of Shalom. Empower us to help bring about your kingdom here and now. 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Psalm 24:1

The earth is the Lord’s 

And all that is in it, 

The world, 

And those who live in it; 

For God has found it on the seas, 

And established it on the rivers. 

Creator God, we praise you today for your mighty works, in all of creation, and in each of our lives. 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Adapted From Psalm 24:1-4, NRSV

The earth is the LORD’s and all that is in it,

the world, and those who live in it;

for he has founded it on the seas,

and established it on the rivers.

Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?

And who shall stand in his holy place?

Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,

who do not lift up their souls to what is false,

and do not swear deceitfully.

Adapted from Psalm 24:1-4

Pastor: The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,

All: for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.

Pastor: Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?

All: He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Psalm 61:1-4

Leader:            O God, listen to our cry!  Hear our prayers!.

People:           From the ends of the earth, we cry to you for help when our hearts are overwhelmed.

Leader:            Lead us to the towering rock of safety, for you are our safe refuge.

People:           Let us live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings!

All:                  Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick

Adapted from Psalm 24

The earth is the Lord’s, for he made it:

Come, let us adore him.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness:

Come, let us adore him.

The mercy of the Lord is everlasting:

Come, let us adore him.

Lord, open our lips.

And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.

Book of Common Prayer

Adapted from Psalm 65

 Leader:  By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance, O God of our salvation

People: You are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.

Leader: You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it;

You provide the people with grain, for so you have prepared it.

People:  The meadows clothe themselves with flocks,

The valleys deck themselves with grain,

They shout and sing together for joy!

All: Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick

Adapted From Psalm 66:1-2, 4, NRSV

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;

sing the glory of his name;

give to him glorious praise.

All the earth worships you;

they sing praises to you,

sing praises to your name.

Adapted from Psalm 72

Leader: Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.

People: Blessed be your glorious name forever, God, may your glory fill the whole earth.

Leader: Come, Let us worship God!

Adapted from Psalm 96:1-2

Sing to the LORD a new song;

sing to the LORD, all the earth.

Sing to the LORD, praise his name;

proclaim his salvation day after day.

Adapted from Psalm 148

Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens. Praise the Lord from the heights!

People: Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his host!

Leader: Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars!

People: Praise him you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!

Leader: Praise the Lord from the earth, mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!

People: Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!

All: Let us praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven. Praise the Lord!

Scott Bullock

Adapted from Psalm 24:1-2 & Psalm 62:11

The psalmist calls us to worship saying: 

The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, 

the world, and all who live in it; 

for He founded it upon the seas 

and established it upon the waters (24:1,2). 

One thing you have spoken O LORD, 

two things I have heard: 

that you, O God, are strong, 

and that You, O LORD, are loving (62:11f) 

At Jesus’ invitation and by His grace: 

Come, let us worship the LORD our God! 

Richard Herman

Adapted from John 12

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Psalm 22:27 & 28

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord; and all the families of the nations shall worship before him. For dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations.  

Adapted from Revelation 21:1-4

Leader: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

All: And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Leader: And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.

All: He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Submitted by Dustin Ray

 Leader:        Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

People:       Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;

Leader:        Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

People:       All thy works shall praise Thy name, in earth, and sky, and sea

Leader:        Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!

People:       God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

All:              Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick