Tag Archives: Call to worship

Thanksgiving wishes for Canada

Monday, October 10 is Thanksgiving in Canada. Many countries have different dates for the celebration of thanksgiving. Some of these occasions reflect gratitude for the harvest and some for the end of conflict, drought or some other unfortunate situation. Examples … Continue reading

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Lenten Worship Gifts to Share

Two calls to worship from Dee Ledger of Maryland, followed by a pastoral prayer based on circus imagery (ah, the three ring church!) by Sara Weatherman of Colorado. *CALL TO WORSHIP (responsive) –improv on Psalm 50:1-6 Leader: From the rising … Continue reading

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Lent loves you — an invitation to worship

Originally written for the book From the Psalms to the Cloud — Connecting to the Digital Era (Pilgrim 2013, Maria Mankin and Maren Tirabassi), this community based invitation to a service draws many different responses from different groups of people. … Continue reading

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Calls to worship, with imagery of stitching, weaving

Dee Ledger of Maryland offers two calls to worship. The first is based in stitching imagery and the second in weaving. They celebrate the community of quilted, woven faith. (even made with rag-patches and tangled threads!) *CALL TO WORSHIP (responsive) … Continue reading

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Daybreak on the rise — call to worship for Genesis 32

From Dee Ledger of Maryland, US, comes this amazing call to worship which speaks to next Sunday’s Hebrew Bible text for the Revised Common Lectionary. Call to Worship — Daybreak on the Rise based on Genesis: 32:22-31 Leader: We are … Continue reading

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Call to Worship for Canadian Thanksgiving … and an Intergenerational Idea

Richard Bott of Vancouver, British Columbia, sends a Call to Worship for the Sunday before Canadian Thanksgiving, October 14, 2013. Shouts of joy! Songs of praise! Sounds of hope and love! These are moments of thanksgiving – thanks giving to … Continue reading

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Surprising Joy

I’m invited to write some liturgy for an upcoming event with the theme “Surprising Joy.” Surprise is not a biblical word (except when an enemy army surprises a sleeping camp — not really a good image.) But surprise itself, the … Continue reading

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