Jul 31, 2013

Call to Worship: Welcome in the Name of Christ

Here’s a call to worship on the theme of hospitality.  It was written by Cindy Holtrop.

Call to Worship

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
(And also with you.)

If you are spiritually weary and in search of rest,
if you are mourning and you long for comfort;
if you are struggling and you desire victory;
if you recognize that you are a sinner and need a Savior—
God welcomes you here in the name of Christ.

To the stranger in need of fellowship,
to those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
and to whoever will come—
this congregation opens wide her doors
and welcomes all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Because God heartily welcomes us,
we extend greetings in the name of Christ to one another.
If you do not know the people near you, please introduce yourself.

~ from Space for Grace: a Service with a Focus on Hospitality by Cindy Holtrop. Posted on Reformed Worship. http://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-2001/space-grace-service-focus-hospitality