Call to Worship

Leader:           The sustaining presence of God,
The sustaining promise of the Almighty,
Be with you.
People:            And also with you.
 
Leader:           I rejoiced when my friends said to me,
People:            Let us go into the house of our God!
Leader:           The house of God – a home for the prodigal and the pilgrim
Voice 1:          Welcome home, you who have roamed so long in the wilderness
People:            Welcome home!
Leader:           The house of God – a shelter for the forsaken and forgotten.
Voice 2:          Welcome home, you who have yearned so long for comfort and inclusion.
People:            Welcome home!
Leader:           The house of God – a hospice for those who seek wholeness and God’s healing.
Voice 3:          Welcome home, you who have endured so long under the shadow of illness with challenged bodies, lives, and relationships.
People:            Welcome home!
Leader:           The house of God – a family for those who live in solitude and alienation.
Voice 4:          Welcome home, you who have so long sought acceptance and community.
People:            Welcome home!
Leader:           God’s house is filled — With grace enough to embrace all who will enter in at the open door;
Voice 1:          With light and understanding to show us the wisdom and truth of God’s Word;
Voice 2:          With strength for those who live with affliction and infirmity;
Voice 3:          With compassion for those who ask for healing and mercy;
Voice 4:          With love, unbounded and unconditional, for those who will give and receive.
People:            Scattered, diverse and beloved children of one sustaining Creator:
Leader:           Let us go into the house of our God!
People:            Welcome home!

 

 

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