Calls To Worship
Adapted from Psalm 133:1, 3b
Leader: Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell together in unity…for there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore. Let us worship the Lord in one body and one voice.
Submitted by Gabe Fung
Adapted from Romans 15:6–7
Christ, the One who was, and is, and is to come,
welcomes you to this place.
As one body, with one voice,
we honor and glorify the giver of wisdom,
counsel, knowledge, and joy.
Amen. So be it.
Kimberly Bracken Long, Feasting on the Word Worship Companion: Liturgies for Year A, Volume 1, Westminster John Knox Press.
Leader: There are different spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; and there are different ministries and the same Lord;
People: Christ is just like the human body—a body is a unit; and all the parts of the body are one body, even though there are many parts.
Leader: We were all baptized by one Spirit into one body, whether Jew or Greek, or slave or free.
People: We were all given one Spirit to drink. Come, Holy Spirit!
All: Let us worship God!
Submitted by Chip Hardwick
Adapted from Ephesians 3:18,19
And I pray that you
Being rooted and established in love
Together, with all the Lord’s holy people,
To grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
And to know this love that surpasses knowledge –
That you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Lord, we echo the words of Paul’s prayer as we worship you today. Help us all to know your love.
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
Leader: Arise! Shine! Christ’s Church has assembled.
People: We are one body, with Christ as our head.
Leader: What kind of body is this?
People: The Body of Christ, brought together not by human flesh, but by the sovereign Lord.
Leader: And who does he call us to be?
People: A people who look not to their own interests, but to the interests of others. Those who proclaim the goodness of their Lord.
Leader: Come, Let us worship as one united body.
Stuart Strachan Jr.
Lord, we come before you this day as part of the human family.
Inspire us, O God; open our hearts.
We come in our diversity to catch your vision of unity.
Inspire us, O God; open our eyes.
We come to hear your challenging word of truth.
Inspire us, O God; open our ears.
We come to thank you for your gifts of beauty, joy, and hope.
O God of love, vision, and truth, we praise your blessed name.
Taken from John E. Skoglund and Nancy E. Hall, A New Manual of Worship: New Edition, Judson Press, 1993.
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