Dec 13, 2011

New Year Call to Worship

Here’s a call to worship for the New Year.  It was written by Jamie Barnes. 

Call to Worship: God’s Promises for a New Year
(based on 2 Corinthians 1:20-22)

Here we are on the first Sunday of a new year. For many, a new year means a fresh start. We may have made promises or resolutions for 2010 or perhaps we are hoping to break some bad habits. Maybe we’ll succeed, maybe we’ll fail.

Let us be reminded that we are here to worship a God who always makes good on His word. In Jesus Christ, God has promised us renewal, freedom from the hold of sin and eternal salvation. Stand with me as we read God’s word together:

All of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ
with a resounding “Yes!”
And through Christ,
our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.
He has anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us,
and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit,
guaranteeing what is to come. Amen!

— written by Jamie Barnes; as used by the Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY.  Posted on The Open Sourcebook website.

For more worship resources for the New Year, click on New Year in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page, or visit this Index of New Year Resources.