May 7, 2017

Call to Worship for Easter 5


Here are a number of scripturally-based calls to worship for the 5th Sunday of Easter, Year A.  I’ve based them on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for that day. Feel free to revise and adapt them to suit your context.

Easter 5:  Call to Worship 1
(based on Psalm 31)

Praise the Lord,
who has shown us the wonders of his unfailing love;
and who, for the sake of his name,
leads us and guides us.

In you, O Lord, we put our trust.
You are our God,
and our lives are in your hands.

Lord, let the light of your face shine on us
as we celebrate together in your presence. Amen.


Easter 5:  Call to Worship 2
(based on Psalm 31:1-5; 15-16)

Come, people of God!
Take refuge in the Lord,
who listens when we cry out,
who rescues us when we call,
and who leads and guides us according to his unfailing love.

You are our God;
our lives are in your hands.

Let’s worship God together!


Easter 5:  Call to Worship 3
(based on Psalm 31:1-5)

We gather together to worship God,
our Rock and our Redeemer,
the one in whom we find refuge.

You are our rock and our fortress, O God;
Into your hands we place our lives.


Easter 5:  Call to Worship 4
(based on I Peter 2:9-10)

Come, people of God!
Let us sing the praises of the One who has called us
out of darkness into his marvelous light!
For once we were not a people at all,
but now we are God’s people!
Let’s worship God together.


Easter 5:  Call to Worship 5
(based on I Peter 2:9-10)

Brothers and sisters, come and worship!
For we are a chosen people,
royal priests,
a holy nation.
God’s very own family!
Let us proclaim together the goodness of God,
who has called us out of darkness into his marvelous light!


Easter 5:  Call to Worship 6
(based on I Peter 2:4-5)

We gather to worship in the name of Jesus Christ,
our living cornerstone,
who, though rejected by the world,
 was chosen and precious in God’s sight.

And like living stones,
let us be built up into a spiritual house for God,
offering sacrifices of worship and praise that are pleasing in his sight.
Let’s worship God together!

~ Christine