Apr 15, 2011

Easter Call to Worship


Here are a number of scriptural Calls to Worship for Easter Sunday.  I’ve written them for leader/congregation, but feel free to revise them to suit your local needs.

Call to Worship I
(based on Psalm 118)

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful loves endures forever!

The stone rejected by the builders has now become the cornerstone.
This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous to see!

This is the day the Lord has made!
We will rejoice and be glad in it!



Call to Worship II
(based on Psalm 118)

This is the day the Lord has made!
We will rejoice, and be glad in it!

The Lord is our strength and our song; he has become our victory!
You are our God, and we will praise you;
You are our God, and we will exalt you.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful loves endures forever!



Call to Worship III
(based on Psalm 30)

You have turned our mourning into dancing!
You have taken away our funeral clothes
and re-clothed us in joy,
so that our whole being—body, mind and soul—
might sing praise to you and not be silent.

O Lord, our Lord, we will give thanks to you forever!



Call to Worship IV
(based on Psalm 66)

Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth!
Sing about the glory of his name!
Tell the world how glorious he is.
Say to God: “How awesome are your works!”

Everything on earth will worship you;
they will sing your praises,
shouting your name in glorious songs.

Come and see what our God has done,
what awesome miracles he does for his people!



Call to Worship V
(based on Psalm 98)

Sing a new song to the Lord,
for he has done wonderful deeds!
He has won a mighty victory by his power and holiness.
The whole earth has seen the salvation of our God!

For more Calls to Worship for Easter, see also Easter Call to Worship II, Easter Call to Worship / Prayer Litany, and U2 Easter Call to Worship.