Apr 5, 2014

An Easter Call to Worship

Here’s a call to worship for Easter Sunday.  It was written by Ann Siddall, and posted on the Stillpoint Spirituality Centre website.

Call to Worship for Easter Sunday

We are not eye-witnesses to an event,
as were Mary and the disciples;
we have not journeyed
through a dangerous city
to seek answers or consolation;
we have not seen angels
gathering at the rim of this day,
or wept in the garden this morning
because we could not find Him.

But we are here to attest to a story
that has not lost its power
during twenty centuries
of change and conflict.

We are here because those before us
carried this story
as if it were precious gold;
cherished it as if it were
the key to a hidden wisdom.

Sisters and brothers in Christ,
take your places here today
in celebration and in awe.
What you are about to hear again,
has the capacity to change the world.
Your very presence attests
to the rising up of life
from the tomb of despair,
and to the uncontrollable power of God.

It is Easter morning again:
and we will celebrate.

~ written by Ann Siddall, in Lent to Easter liturgies: Year C.  Posted on the website of the Stillpoint Spirituality Centre.  http://stillpoint.unitingchurchsa.org.au/