Call to Worship: September 18, 2011

Here is a call to worship based on Matthew 20:1-16.  It was written by Elsa A. Peters, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.

Call to Worship
(inspired by Matthew 20: 1-16)

One:    Our eyes are heavy.
             Our hope is soaring.
             We wait in the marketplace.
All:       Our God is gracious.
One:    Our feet are tired.
             Our expectations rise.
             We are hired first.
All:       Our God is merciful.
One:    Our backs are sore.
             Our spirits are low.
             We are paid last.
All:       Our God is slow to anger.
One:    Our temples flare.
             Our anger rages.
             We take what belongs to us.
All:       Our God abounds in steadfast love.

— Elsa A. Peters, posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways.

For more worship resources related to this text, or other texts for September 18, 2011 (the fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost), click on Proper 20A in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.

For more calls to worship, click on Calls to worship in the list of “Labels” at the lower right, or see this Call to Worship index