Calls To Worship


Adapted from Psalm 80:1-7

Leader: Turn us again to yourself, O God. Make your face shine down upon us. 

People: Only then will we be saved. 

Leader: Turn us again to yourself, O God of Heaven’s Armies. Make your face shine down upon us. 

People: Only then will we be saved. 

Leader: Revive us so we can call on your name once more. 

All: Turn us again to yourself, O God of Heaven’s Armies. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved. 

Scott Bullock

Inspired by Luke 24:13-33

The risen Lord comes alongside us this morning. He speaks the truth of Scripture into our waxing and waning hearts. He blesses us with his presence on our pilgrim journey through life’s often difficult way. Let us worship him with our heart, soul, mind, and strength. 

Scott Bullock

Adapted from John 11

Leader: Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.”

People: Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

Leader:   Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.”

People: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

Leader: Martha replied “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.” Now what about us? Do we believe this?

All: We believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, our Lord and our Savior.

Leader: Then let us proclaim this with our singing…

 Adapted from Romans 10:9-10

 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,”

And believe in your heart that God raised him from dead, 

You will be saved.

For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified. 

And it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

God of grace, we profess our faith in you. Please show us your grace was we worship you today. 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Inspired by 1 Corinthians 15

Living God, we confess the weakness of our faith. While we have heard the news that, “He is risen,” we have kept it to ourselves. In church, in the presence of the Believing, we have professed Christ’s victory over the grave three-fold, but in our daily lives, we have lived as if it had no real effect. We have stared into the face of our own mortality and that of others as if we were people with no hope. Forgive us for living a life of futility. For, as Paul proclaimed to those not unlike us, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.” Raise in our hearts and minds this day the knowledge of the crucified, dead, and buried One who overcame sin and its sting so that we might live today, tomorrow, and forever with him. 

 Scott Bullock

Adapted from Philippians 3:7-8, 10

But whatever were gains to us

We now consider loss for the sake of Christ.

What is more,

We consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ our Lord, for whose sake we lose all things.

We want to know Christ,

To know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings

 Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Colossians 3:1-4

Pastor: If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

All: Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Pastor: For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

All: When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Revelation 1:17-18, John 14:19

 Do not be afraid,
Jesus is the first and the last,
and the living one.
He was dead, and behold,
He is alive for forever and ever.

Because he lives, we also will live.  

Jesus Christ is risen.

He is risen indeed! 

Pastor: Great is the mystery of faith:

All: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again!

Pastor: Praise to you, Lord Jesus:

All: Dying you destroyed our death, rising you restored our life. Lord Jesus, come in glory!

Pastor: According to his commandment:

All: We remember his death, we proclaim his resurrection, we await his coming in glory!

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Psalm 104:27 & John 6:35

The Lord gives food in due season; 

God satisfies the desire of every living thing. 

Jesus said: I am the bread of life. 

God, give us this bread always. 

We have been raised with Christ. 

Let us seek the things that are above. 

Austin D. Hill

Christ is risen:

The angels of God are rejoicing.

Christ is risen:

The tomb is empty and still.

Christ has indeed arisen from the dead.

Glory and power are Christ’s for ever and ever. Amen.

Hippolytus, Attrib., Easter hymn.

The choice is before us: life or death. 

Let us choose life so that we may live. 

To Jesus we cry: Cleanse us, oh Lord! 

By the mercy of Christ we are made clean. 

This is the hope that we proclaim: 

That Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Almighty God, you have raised Jesus from death to life, and crowned him Lord of all. We confess that we have not bowed before him, or acknowledges his rule in our lives. We have gone along with the ways of the world, and failed to give him glory. Forgive us, and raise us from sin, that we may be your faithful people, obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ, who rules the world and is head of the church, his body.  

 Time of silent reflection and confession… 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

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