Calls To Worship


 Adapted from Exodus 3

The Lord says, 

“I am the God of your ancestors. 

I have indeed seen the misery of my people. 

I have heard them crying out because of their oppressors. 

So I have come down to rescue them. 

And to bring them into a good and spacious land.” 

Oh Lord Almighty, 

We look to Zion, to your promise of restoration, of Shalom. Empower us to help bring about your kingdom here and now. 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Isaiah 2:3-5 

Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, 

To the house of the God of Jacob. 

He will teach us his ways, 

So that we may walk in his paths. 

The law will go out from Zion, 

The word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 

God will judge between the nations 

And will settle disputes for many peoples

They will beat their swords in plowshares 

And their spears into pruning hooks. 

Nation will not take up sword against nation, 

Nor will they war any more. 

Come, house of Jacob, 

Let us walk in the light of the Lord. 

Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Psalm 85:8-13 (NIV)

I will listen to what God the Lord says;

he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—

but let them not turn to folly.

Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,

that his glory may dwell in our land.

Love and faithfulness meet together;

righteousness and peace kiss each other.

Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,

and righteousness looks down from heaven.

The Lord will indeed give what is good,

 and our land will yield its harvest.

Righteousness goes before him

and prepares the way for his steps.

Stuart Strachan Jr.

Adapted from Proverbs 3:13-18

Leader: Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,
People: for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
Leader: She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
People: Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
Leader: Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.
People: She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.

Adapted from Isaiah 65:17-25

The Lord says,

“For I am about to create a new heavens and a new earth;

The former things shall not be remembered or come to mind.

But be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating;

For I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy, and its people as a delight.

The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox.”

Lord, help us to bring about this new creation even here today.

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Ephesians 4:3-6

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

There is only one body and one Spirit,

Just as you were called to one hope when you were called;

One Lord, one faith, one baptism;

One God and father of us all,

Who is over all, and in all, and through.

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

A Call to Worship For the Tragedy in Charleston

We declare together, oh Lord
With hearts breaking, eyes weeping and souls stirring
We will continue to stand and cry and weep with our brothers and sisters
We will continue to make a place of peace for even the enemies at our table
We will continue to open our doors and our hearts to those who enter them
We will continue to seek to forgive as we have been forgiven
We will continue to love in Jesus’ name because you taught us that love conquers all