Calls To Worship
Adapted from 2 Corinthians 5:21 & Romans 5:6-8
Leader: God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
People: You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Submitted by Dustin Ray
Adapted from 1 John 4:7-15
Let us love one another, for love comes from God.
Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. This is love:
Not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
God is love.
Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. God, please help us to experience your love today so we can embody it for others as we go forth from here.
Submitted by Austin D. Hill
We Need to Linger, a Call to Worship for Holy Week
Before we get to Easter, we need to linger:
in the vulnerability of the basin and the towel
at the remembrance and promise of the table
in the struggle and betrayal of the garden
in the shadows and shouts of injustice
at the bloody brutal beautiful cross
in the silence of linen and spices and death
For without these, the empty tomb is empty
We Need to Linger © 2000 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com