Calls To Worship
Adapted from Ezekiel 34:11-16
Leader: This is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“I myself will search for my sheep and look after them.”
People: As shepherds look after their scattered flocks when they are with them,
So will the Lord look after God’s sheep.
Leader: “I will tend them in good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel will be their grazing land.”
People: God will be the one to tend God’s sheep and to search for the lost.
God will bring back the strays and strengthen the weak.
All: Let us worship God!
Submitted by Chip Hardwick
Adapted from Psalm 23
Leader: The Lord is our shepherd.
People: All our needs will be met. God provides a place and time for deep rest and restoration. God leads us beside still waters; restores our souls and leads us in right paths. We do not need to be afraid; for God is with us; now and forever.
Leader: Such faith calls for some singing!
Adapted from Psalm 23
Leader: God, You are my shepherd, I shall not want.
People: You make me lie down in green pastures; You lead me beside still waters; You restore my soul. You lead me in right paths for Your name’s sake.
Leader: Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff — they comfort me.
People: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Leader: Let us worship the Lord.
Adapted from Psalm 95:6-7 (The Psalter)
Come, bow down and worship, kneel to the Lord, our Maker.
This is our God, our shepherd,
we are the flock led with care.
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Adapted from Psalm 95
Leader: O come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
People: Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!
Leader: For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
People: In His hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for He made it, and the dry land, which His hands have formed.
Leader: O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
People: For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.
Leader: So let us praise our Lord and God.
Adapted from Psalm 100:1-3
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with Gladness.
Come into his presence with singing.
Knowing that the Lord is God.
It is he that made us, and we are his.
We are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Lord, please help us to remember whose we are as we worship you today.
Austin D. Hill
Adapted from Psalm 100
Leader: Shout for joy to the Lord, everyone on earth.
All: Worship the Lord with gladness. Come to him with songs of joy.
Leader: Know that the Lord is God. He made us, and we belong to him. We are his people. We are the sheep belonging to his flock.
All: Give thanks as you enter the gates of his temple. Give praise as you enter its courtyards. Give thanks to him and praise his name.
Leader: The Lord is good. His faithful love continues forever. It will last for all time to come.
Submitted by Dustin Ray