Calls To Worship


Adapted from Exodus 3:1-6

Pastor: Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush.

All: He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.”

Pastor: When the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”

All: And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Leviticus 19:1-2; 20:7-8, 26

Pastor: And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.

All: “Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God. Keep my statutes and do them; I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

Pastor: “You shall be holy to me, for I the LORD am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.”

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Deuteronomy 7:6-11

Pastor: For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. It was not because you were more significant than any other people that the LORD set his love on you and chose you, for you were the least of all peoples, but it is because the LORD loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of sinful slavery. Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations, and repays to their face those who hate him, by destroying them. He will not be slack with one who hates him. He will repay him to his face. You shall therefore be careful to do the commandment and the statutes and the rules that I command you today.

 Submitted by Dustin Ray

 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 29

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; 

Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. 

The voice of the Lord is over the waters; 

the God of glory thunders, 

The Lord thunders over the mighty waters. 

The voice of the Lord is powerful; 

The voice of the Lord is majestic.  

The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning. 

The voice of the Lord shakes the desert; the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh. 

The voice of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. 

And in his temple all cry, “Glory!” 

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever. 

The Lord gives strength to his people;  

The Lord blesses his people with peace. 

 Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Psalm 100

Leader: Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord.

People: Let us worship the Lord with gladness;

Leader: Let us come into God’s presence with singing.

People: God, You are the Holy One our Lord. It is You who made us, and we are Yours; we are Your people, and the sheep of Your pasture.

Leader: We enter Your gates with thanksgiving, and Your courts with praise. We give thanks to You, we bless Your holy name.

All: For You are good; Your steadfast love endures forever, and Your faithfulness to all generations.

Leader: Let us sing praises to the Lord.

Leader: Let us continue our praise.   Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary;

 Adapted from Psalm 111     

Leader: Praise the Lord.

I will extol the Lord with all my heart

People: In the council of the upright and in the assembly.

Leader: Great are the works of the Lord;

People: They are pondered by all who delight in them.

Leader: Glorious and majestic are his deeds,

People: And his righteousness endures forever.

Leader: He has caused his wonders to be remembered;

People: The Lord is gracious and compassionate.

Leader: He provides food for those who fear him;

People: He remembers his covenant forever.

Leader: He has shown his people the power of his works,

People: Giving them the lands of other nations.

Leader: The works of his hands are faithful and just;

People: All his precepts are trustworthy.

Leader: They are steadfast for ever and ever,

People: Done in faithfulness and uprightness.

Leader: He provided redemption for his people;

People: He ordained his covenant forever –

Holy and awesome is his name.

 Adapted from Revelation 4, 5, 11

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

Who was and is and is to come.

People You are worthy, our Lord and God,

To receive glory and honor and power,

For you created all things!

Leader:  Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughtered

To receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!

People: We give you thanks, Lord God almighty, who are and who were,

For you have taken your great power and begun to reign.

All: Let us worship God!

 Submitted by Chip Hardwick

Adapted from Revelation 4:2, 6, 8-11

Pastor: At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, and day and night they never cease to say,

All: “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”

Pastor: And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

All: “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

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

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