Call to Worship: Exodus 14: 19-31

(based on Exodus 14:19-31)

The sea of apathy surrounds
enticing us with self promotion
luring us with greed.
The sea of apathy surrounds
bloated with decay
the remains of injustice and idolatry.
The sea of apathy surrounds.

Our task this day
is to cross the sea.
Our task today
is to say "no" to the stench.
Our task if we chose it
is to say "yes" to life and faith.
"Yes". Yes.
Let us cross the sea together.

—Copyright © Katherine Hawker. Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, September 1999. Posted n Liturgy Outside website. 

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