Psalm 25, Call to worship — Ana Gobledale, UK

Gathering words inspired by Psalm 25     God is good, steadfast and true. Trust that which brought you here. Enter in hope and anticipation. Be ready to be fed and nourished. Open yourself to this oasis on the path of your life journey. Come! Be in this moment, this place. Shed the world at […]

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Call to worship inspired by Psalm 147 — Ana Gobledale, UK

Written for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany in Year B of the Common Lectionary. To be read responsively, with enthusiasm!       Celebrate God’s grace! How comforting it is to know God always accompanies us. Approach God in awe! How amazing it is to consider that God has created each of us and each […]

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New Year Call to Worship — Ana Gobledale, UK

  This responsive Call to Worship might be used at a special New Year’s Day service or on the first Sunday of the new year.       People of the world, it is time to celebrate new beginnings. We step into the new year with faith! People of faith, it is time to look […]

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Words of Gathering adapted from Psalm 100 – Ana Gobledale, UK

Pentecost 25, Year A, lectionary reading 26 November 2017   Responsive reading   Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth. We will worship God with gladness; Come into God’s presence with singing. We sing, for God made us, and we are God’s people. Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and praise. We give thanks […]

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Church Anniversary gathering words

We gather, looking back to see the paths taken,     Looking forward to see our path. We honour those who have gone before us,     Learning from their successes and failures. We celebrate who we are today, And welcome the possibilities and opportunities before us. We gather to worship God,        the God of yesterday, […]

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Opening Prayer — Gerardo Oberman, Argentina

  Adapted from “Opening Prayer” by Gerardo Oberman, Argentina (adapted for use at a leader’s gathering, by Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA)   At this junction on our journey, we heed your call, O God. We gather as your people, looking for new life for our life. We gather, as your imperfect children, aware of our moments […]

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