Calls To Worship
Adapted from Psalm 34
Leader: Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed are those who take refuge in God.
People: Fear the Lord, you God’s holy people,
For those who fear God lack nothing.
Leader: The lions may grow weak and hungry,
But those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
People: The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
All: Let us worship God!
Submitted by Chip Hardwick
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.
Adapted from John 6
Leader: Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They replied, “Sir, give us this bread always.”
People: We also want this True Bread that gives life.
Leader: Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
People: We believe, Jesus, that You are the Bread of Life and we receive this truth.
Leader: Then let us pray as we sing…
Only the hungry search for bread.
Only the thirsty look for water.
This is a place for those who are hungry and thirsty in spirit.
Only those who ache for meaning will pursue it.
Only those who yearn for a deeper life will seek it.
This is a place for those who ache and yearn for something more.
So let us come here today with our hunger and thirst,
our unsatisfied longings, our heart-felt yearnings,
and let the God of life satisfy our souls.
Ann Siddall, Stillpoint Spirituaity Centre