Contemporary Call to Worship: John 15

Here’s a contemporary call to worship based on John 15:1-8, the gospel reading for the fifth Sunday of Easter (Year B).  It was written by Katherine Hawker.

Call to Worship
(based on John 15:1-8)

The vine emerges from the earth,
and nourishing.
     Rises without visible connection;
     roots hidden,
     promise unknown.
Strong to withstand storms,
fragile when plucked too soon.
     So it is that we grow…
     nourished by invisible connections to the living God,
     called to nourish that which is seen and that which is yet buried within.

— written by Katherine Hawker for the Evangelical United Church of Christ.  Posted on Liturgy Outside.  

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