Calls To Worship

Labor Day


For Labor Day Weekend

In the midst of your striving
Your labor
Your responsibilities
Your hustle
Hear the invitation, “Come to the Feast!”

Come, eat and drink
Come, rest and rejoice
Come, dance in the presence of our Generous Host

Grace is calling
Come, the feast awaits

Call to Worship for Labor Day Weekend © 2023 by Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com

Adapted from Psalm 104:24-30

How many are your works, Lord! 

In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
There is the sea, vast and spacious, 

teeming with creatures beyond number—
living things both large and small.

There the ships go to and fro,
and Leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.

All creatures look to you
to give them their food at the proper time.
When you give it to them, they gather it up;

when you open your hand,
they are satisfied with good things.
When you hide your face,
they are terrified;
when you take away their breath,
they die and return to the dust.
When you send your Spirit,
they are created,
and you renew the face of the ground.

Father God,

You introduce yourself to us in Genesis (1) as the God who works. Who created this beautiful world we are privileged to inhabit. 

We thank you for your work

You created us to till the ground, to work the land, to become craftsmen and craftswomen.

We thank you for your work

But then we rebelled against you, and our work was tainted by “thorns and thistles”

We thank you for your work

You loved us nevertheless, and when the fullness of time came, you sent your son to redeem us, including our work.

We thank you for your work

As we enter worship today, we are grateful that work is part of your good creation, help us to serve with integrity, with diligence, and with grace.

Come, let us worship the God who labors.

Stuart Strachan Jr.

Adapted from Multiple Scripture Passages

God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth’

Lord be with those who work and worship

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to till it and keep it

Lord be with those who work and worship

Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, or your son or your daughter, or your male or female slave, or your ox or your donkey, or any of your livestock, or the resident alien in your towns, so that your male and female slave may rest as well as you.

Lord be with those who work and worship

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the work of our hands—
Lord be with those who work and worship

O prosper the work of our hands!

Come, Let us worship the God who labors!

Stuart Strachan Jr.


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Check out our Prayers of Confession for Labor Day

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