Calls To Worship


  Adapted from 2 Chronicles 7:14-15 

God says, “If my people, 

Who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, 

And seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, 

I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land. 

Now my eyes will be open and my ears will be attentive to the prayers offered in this place. 

Loving God, we claim your promises to us today. Heal our land. Heal us. Help us to seek your face in worship today. 

Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Psalm 34:1-8 (NRSV)

I will bless the Lord at all times;

his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul makes its boast in the Lord;

let the humble hear and be glad.

O magnify the Lord with me,

and let us exalt his name together.

I sought the Lord, and he answered me,

and delivered me from all my fears.

Look to him, and be radiant;

so your faces shall never be ashamed.

This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord,

and was saved from every trouble.

The angel of the Lord encamps

around those who fear him, and delivers them.

O taste and see that the Lord is good;

happy are those who take refuge in him.

Stuart Strachan Jr.

Adapted from Psalm 95:6-7 (The Psalter)

 Come, bow down and worship,

kneel to the Lord, our Maker.

This is our God, our shepherd,

we are the flock led with care.

Adapted from Psalm 146:5-10 

Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, 

whose hope is in the Lord their God.  

 He is the Maker of heaven and earth, 

The sea, and everything in them— 

He remains faithful forever.  

 He upholds the cause of the oppressed 

And gives food to the hungry. 

The Lord sets prisoners free, 

 The Lord gives sight to the blind, 

The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, 

The Lord loves the righteous. 

The Lord watches over the foreigner 

And sustains the fatherless and the widow, 

But he frustrates the ways of the wicked.  

The Lord reigns forever. 

So humble us, O Lord, we pray as we gather to worship you. 

Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Micah 6:6-8

Leader:            With what shall we come before the Lord, and bow ourselves before God on high?

People:           Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil?

Leader:            God has told you, O mortal, what is good.  What does the Lord require of you?

People:           To do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God.

All:                  Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick

Adapted from Micah 6: 6, 8

Leader: With what shall we come before the Holy One, and bow ourselves before God on high?
People: God has shown us what is good.
Leader: What does the Holy One require of us,

People: but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God?

Adapted from Zechariah 9:9-10

Pastor: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!

All: Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Pastor: I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations;

All: his rule shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Luke 1:44b-55, the Magnificat

Come, let us magnify the Lord, let us rejoice in God, our Savior. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.

He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of humble state.

He has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his offspring forever.

Let us magnify the Lord. 

Scott Bullock

Adapted from John 13

Leader: Jesus got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

People: He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”

Leader: Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

“Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”

People: Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 

Adapted from Luke 1:46-55

Pastor: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.

All: for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

Pastor: And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.

All: He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Philippians 2

Leader: Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who though He was in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,

People: But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.

Leader: And being found in human form, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death-even death on the cross.

People: Therefore God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name,

Leader: So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth; and under the earth,

People: And every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Leader: So let us join in singing our praise.

Adapted from Isaiah 1:18, Joel 2:14, Psalm 103, 1 John 1:9, Psalm 51:17, & James 4:10

Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be like wool. 

Rend your heart, and not your garments, Return to the LORD your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness. 

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will lift you up. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.