Easter Call to Worship

Here is the Call to Worship we’ll be using for Easter to cap off our Real Life Faith series. This was written by Thom M. Shuman.

The Call
by Thom M. Shuman

This is the day:
   when tears are wiped away;
   shattered hearts are mended;
   fears are replaced with joy.
This is the day the Lord:
   rolls away the stone of fear;
   throws off death’s clothes;
   goes ahead of us into God’s future.
This is the day the Lord has made:
   death has no fear for us;
   sin has lost its power over us;
   God opens the tombs of our hearts to fill us with life.
This is the day – Easter Day!
   Christ is Risen! Hallelujah!

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C2W for Palm Sunday Real Life Faith series

For Palm Sunday, week 6 of the Real Life Faith series based on John 12:12-13 & 13:36-38
The Call
O Christ we come to worship you,
   knowing we’ve surely denied you at some point this week.
Maybe not in our words but by our actions we have not always claimed you as our Master.
   Still you give up everything for us.
Still the Spirit clings to us and fills us with every breath,
   convicting and forgiving us, loving and leading us along the way.
Be with us this week
   and give us strength to bear witness to your sacrificial love.
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C2W for Real Life Faith week 5

For week 5 of the Real Life Faith series based on John 8:1-11

The Call
O God, sin has been sucking the life out of us all week.
   Forgive us. Renew us.
Jesus tells us, we’re forgiven before we even ask!
   Thanks be to God! Help us to sin no more.
And when we do, forgive us again,
   most gracious God whom we worship this day.
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C2W for Real Life Faith Week 4

For week 4 of the Real Life Faith series based on Luke 15:11-32

The Call
God, we’ve messed up.
   If not this week, at some point in our lives we’ve hurt you.
We’ve run off with your gifts and squandered them.
   We’ve felt entitled to your blessings and jealous of your grace.
But you’re here with open arms,
   running to us while we’re still far off,
welcoming us back, rejoicing over our return.
   Thank you, God. We cannot say thank you enough.
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