Call to Worship for Ash Wednesday

Here is a call to worship for Ash Wednesday (February 22, 2012).  It was written by Lisa Frenz.

Call to Worship
(based on Joel 2:12-14)

Return to the Lord.
Leave behind all the pain.
Leave behind all the hate.
Come back to your true life again.

Return to the Lord.
Abandon your sins.
Abandon your fears.
Come back to repentance and hope.

Return to the Lord.
Discard your old ways.
Give up your old sorrows.
Cling to the hope found in Christ.

— taken from Ash Wednesday: Return to the Lord, written by Lisa Frenz for the Mt. Carmel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portland, Oregon.  Posted on Lisa’s Liturgies.  If used, please include this note: “Copyright © Lisa Frenz. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission."

Note: Lisa Frenz has prepared a number of other Ash Wednesday Liturgies.  You    can find them on her site, Lisa’s Liturgies. 

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.