Call to Worship: Ash Wednesday

Here’s a responsive Ash Wednesday call to worship from a service created by Rev. Dr. Paula Lehman and Rev. Sarah Griffin.

Call to Worship

The season of Lent calls us to journey along the edge,
to anticipate that final trip to Jerusalem.
Lent calls us to the cutting edge,
when the wheat falls to the ground
and new life comes forth.
Lent not only calls us to give up something,
but also invites us to participate in the mystery of God-with-us.
By your grace, call us from grief into gladness,
despair into hope,
estrangement into right relations
with each other and with the earth.

  from The Star Within: An Ash Wednesday Service conducted at Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis, MN.  Created by Rev. Dr. Paula Lehman and Rev. Sarah Griffith. Posted on The Great Story website.

For other worship resources for Ash Wednesday (February 22, 2012), click on Ash Wednesday in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.