Calls To Worship


Adapted from Psalm 9

Leader:            The Lord reigns forever, and rules the nations with fairness.

People:           The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

Leader:             Sing praises to the Lord who reigns in Jerusalem;

                           Tell the world about God’s unforgettable deeds.

People:           The needy will not be ignored forever;

                        The hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.

All:                  Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick

Adapted from Psalm 9:1-2, 9-10

Leader: I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

All: I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

Leader: The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

All: And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Adapted from Psalm 34:1-8 (NRSV)

I will bless the Lord at all times;

his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul makes its boast in the Lord;

let the humble hear and be glad.

O magnify the Lord with me,

and let us exalt his name together.

I sought the Lord, and he answered me,

and delivered me from all my fears.

Look to him, and be radiant;

so your faces shall never be ashamed.

This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord,

and was saved from every trouble.

The angel of the Lord encamps

around those who fear him, and delivers them.

O taste and see that the Lord is good;

happy are those who take refuge in him.

Stuart Strachan Jr.

Adapted from Psalm 138

Leader: We will praise you, Lord, with all our hearts; 

People: When we called, you answered us; you greatly emboldened us.

Leader: Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar. 

People: Though we walk in the midst of troubles; you preserve our lives. 

All: Let us worship the Lord, who saves us by the strength of his hand. 

Scott Bullock

Adapted from Psalm 142

Leader:   With my voice I cry to You, Lord; I pour out my complaint; I tell my trouble before You.

People: When my spirit is faint, I cry to You, Lord; for You are my refuge. Give heed to my cry, so that I may praise Your name. I lay before You my sin, my hope, my failing and my ambition, and I lift to You my heart for guidance and cleansing.

Let us exalt You, O God and King;  we will praise Your name.

People:  Every day we will praise You and extol Your name for ever and ever

Adapted from John 3:17 and Psalm 46:1-3

Pastor: God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

All: His love endures forever

Pastor: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

All: His love endures forever.

Pastor: Let us worship God.  

Submitted by Dustin Ray

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,

A stronghold in times of trouble.

And those who know your name

Put their trust in you,

For you, O Lord,

Have not forsaken those who seek you.

Let us worship God together.

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

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