Calls To Worship


Adapted from Psalm 128 & Colossians 3

Blessed are all who fear the Lord,

who walk in obedience to him.

You will eat the fruit of your labor;

blessings and prosperity will be yours.

And [w]hatever you do, work at it with all your heart, 

as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

since you know that you will receive an inheritance 

from the Lord as a reward. 

It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Stuart Strachan Jr.

Father God,

You introduce yourself to us in Genesis (1) as the God who works. Who created this beautiful world we are privileged to inhabit. 

We thank you for your work

You created us to till the ground, to work the land, to become craftsmen and craftswomen.

We thank you for your work

But then we rebelled against you, and our work was tainted by “thorns and thistles”

We thank you for your work

You loved us nevertheless, and when the fullness of time came, you sent your son to redeem us, including our work.

We thank you for your work

As we enter worship today, we are grateful that work is part of your good creation, help us to serve with integrity, with diligence, and with grace.

Come, let us worship the God who labors.

Stuart Strachan Jr.

Adapted from Multiple Scripture Passages

God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth’

Lord be with those who work and worship

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to till it and keep it

Lord be with those who work and worship

Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, or your son or your daughter, or your male or female slave, or your ox or your donkey, or any of your livestock, or the resident alien in your towns, so that your male and female slave may rest as well as you.

Lord be with those who work and worship

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the work of our hands—
Lord be with those who work and worship

O prosper the work of our hands!

Come, Let us worship the God who labors!

Stuart Strachan Jr.


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