Calls To Worship


Adapted from Psalm 23

Leader: The Lord is our shepherd.

People: All our needs will be met. God provides a place and time for deep rest and restoration. God leads us beside still waters; restores our souls and leads us in right paths. We do not need to be afraid; for God is with us; now and forever.

Leader: Such faith calls for some singing!

Adapted from Matthew 6:25-33

Jesus says, “Therefore, I tell you 

Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or wear. 

Is not life more than food or clothes? 

Look at the birds of the air. They do not sew or reap or store up in barns. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them. 

Are you not more valuable than they? 

Can one of you, by worrying, add a single hour to your life? 

But seek first, God’s kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 

Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” 

We surrender our worries for tomorrow to you as we worship you today. 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

God with us, your very nature demonstrates that you reach out to us. You are the God who sends, and you’ve sent us to spread your love to others. However, we get too comfortable keeping our faith to ourselves. Open our eyes to the needs around us and open our hearts to the cries of those in need. Show us where you send us as we silently confess our sins to you now…

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

A Prayer From Catherine of Siena

O Holy Spirit, come into my heart; 

By your power draw it to yourself, God, 

And give me charity with fear. 

Guard me, Christ, from every evil thought, 

And so warm and enflame me again 

With your most gentle love 

That every suffering may seem light to me. 

My holy Father and my gentle Lord, 

Help me in my every need. 

Christ love! Christ love!