Calls To Worship
Adapted from Mark 1:2-4, 7-8
Leader: As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way;
People: the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’”
Leader: John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
People: He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals.
Leader: I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
Stuart Strachan Jr.
Adapted from Luke 4:18-19
Adapted from Isaiah 40
“Comfort, comfort my people,” says your God.
A voice of one calling:
“In the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord.
Make straight in the desert a highway for our God
Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low;
The rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.
And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
And all people will see it together.”
Adapted by Austin Hill