Oct 17, 2011

Call to Worship: Joshua 3, Psalm 107


Here are two calls to worship based on Joshua 3: 7-17 and Psalm 107, two of the suggested scripture readings for October 30, 2011 (Proper 26A, Ordinary 31A). They were written by Robert Blezard.

Contemporary Gathering Words
(based on Joshua 3: 7-17, Psalm 107: 1-7, 33-37)

Come! God is leading us home.
Our wandering is over at last.
Come! God is leading us home.
Home, to a safe and prosperous place.
Come! God is leading us home.
There is no more hunger or thirst.
Come! God is leading us home.
Our lives have meaning and joy.
Come! God is leading us home.
Our souls find rest at last.


Call to Worship
(based on Joshua 3: 7-17, Psalm 107: 1-7, 33-37)

Come, let us enter the land that God has prepared for us,
God leads the way and makes our footsteps sure.
Our days of wandering in the barren desert are at an end.
God leads the way and makes our footsteps sure.
Hungry and thirsty, we cry out in deep despair.
God leads the way and makes our footsteps sure.
As in the waters of our baptism, we cross over the Jordan.
God leads the way and makes our footsteps sure.
The land is fertile and rich, with good rain in season.
God leads the way and makes our footsteps sure.
The harvest is bountiful.
We dwell in the land God has prepared for us.

—written by Robert Blezard on the Worship Elements page of the Ministry Matters website. Visit there for other great suggestions for worship on October 30, 2011.