Calls To Worship

The Church

Adapted from 1 Corinthians 12

Leader: “Now there are various kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are various kinds of service, and the same Lord.” 

People: “For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.”

Leader: “For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free;”

People:  We “were all given to drink into one Spirit.” Come, Holy Spirit!

All: Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick (1 Cor. 12:4-5, 12-13, WEB, adapted for liturgical use)

Adapted from Ephesians 2:19-22

So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and of the household of God, 

Being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone;

In whom the whole building, fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord;

In whom you also are built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.

Submitted by Austin D. Hill (WEB, adapted for liturgical use)

Adapted from Colossians 3:14-17 (NIV)

Leader: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 

All: Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 

Leader: And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 

All: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Leader: Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 

All: And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

(NIV, adapted for liturgical use)

We are called into the church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship,

to be God’s servants in the service of all,

to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table,

to join Christ in his passion and victory.

“Beloved let us love one another, for love comes from God.”

All who love are born of God and know God.

Let us worship God!

Submitted by Austin D. Hill (1 Jn 4:7 based on KJV)

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