Calls To Worship


Adapted from Psalm 12

Leader: Help, Lord, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men.

People: Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception.

Leader: May the Lord cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue that says, “We will

triumph with our tongues; we own our lips—who is our master?

People: Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now

arise, says the Lord. “I will protect them from those who malign them.”

Leader: And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay,

purified seven times.

People: O Lord, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.

Bud Thoreen

Adapted from Psalm 36:5, 7-9

Pastor: Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.

All: How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Pastor: They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.

All: For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

 Adapted from Psalm 36:5-6

 Your steadfast love, O Lord,

Extends to the heavens,

Your faithfulness to the clouds.

Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,

Your judgments are like the great deep;

You save all of creation, O Lord. So please help us to depend fully upon you.

 Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Psalm 57:7-10

Pastor: My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody!

All: Awake, my glory! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn!

Pastor: I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.

All: For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Psalm 89:1-4, NRSV

I will sing of your steadfast love, O LORD, forever;

with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness

to all generations.

I declare that your steadfast love is established forever;

your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.

You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,

I have sworn to my servant David:

‘I will establish your descendants forever,

and build your throne for all generations.’”

Praise the Lord!

 Adapted from Psalm 92:1-2

It is good to praise the LORD

and make music to your name, O Most High,

to proclaim your love in the morning

and your faithfulness at night.

Adapted from Psalm 119

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,

Who walk according to the law of the Lord.

Blessed are those who keep his statutes,

And seek God with all their heart.

We will praise you with upright hearts,

As we learn your righteous laws.

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Psalm 136:1-4, 26 (NIrV)

Leader: Give thanks to the Lord because he is good.

All: His faithful love continues forever.

Leader: Give thanks to the greatest God of all.

All: His faithful love continues forever.

Leader: Give thanks to the most powerful Lord of all.

All: His faithful love continues forever.

Leader: Give thanks to the only one who can do great miracles.

All: His faithful love continues forever.

Leader: Give thanks to the God of heaven.

All: His faithful love continues forever.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Psalm 145:13b-18

Leader: The Lord is faithful in all his words and kind in all his works. 

People: The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down. 

Leader: The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. 

People: You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing. 

Leader: The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works. 

People: The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. 

Leader: Let us worship the Lord with all of our being!

Scott Bullock

Adapted from Lamentations 3

Leader:  Your steadfast love, Lord, never ceases,

People:  Your mercies never come to an end;

Leader:  They are new every morning; so let us proclaim –

All:  Great is Your faithfulness.  Great is Your love.  Great is Your mercy.  And greatly is Your name to be praised!

Adapted from Lamentations 3:22-23

Leader:          The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;

                        God’s mercies never come to an end.  

People:        They are new every morning;

                      Great is your faithfulness, O God.

Leader:         The Lord is good to those who wait for him,

                       To the souls that seek God. 

People:       It is good that we should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

All:               Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick

Lord Jesus, your life shows us how you want us to live. So often we know exactly what it would take for us to become more like you, and yet we sit back, rather than taking a step toward your holiness. Lots of times you make the pathway of faithfulness obvious to us, but we stumble away from the road to sanctification. We need your strength, living Lord Jesus, so that we can live into our call as well-loved disciples who become more and more like you. We repent of our complacency, and ask you to  forgive us for these and all of our trespasses.  We continue now to confess in silence…

Silent Prayer 

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Submitted by Chip Hardwick

Inspired by Psalm 55

Leader: Come, bring all that you are to God who hears our prayers and does not hide from our supplication.
People: God is more faithful than our closest companions.

Leader: Call upon God, our Savior, for he hears your voice and will redeem you. Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you.
All: Let us trust in and worship our God together.

Darren Pollock

Adapted from Psalm 119

Leader: God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.

People: God is our hiding place and our shield; let us hope in his word.

Leader: Let our cry come before the Lord, that he might give us understanding according to his word.

All: The Lord exists forever; his word is firmly fixed in heaven. His faithfulness endures to all generations!

Darren Pollock

Adapted from Psalm 111

Leader: Praise the Lord! Give thanks to the Lord with your whole heart.

People: The Lord is gracious and merciful. The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.

Leader: Holy and awesome is his name. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding.

All: His praise endures forever!

Darren Pollock