Call to Worship: Proper 14 B

Here’s a contemporary call to worship for Proper 14 B, the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.  It was written by Thom Shuman.

Call to Worship
(inspired by Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 and John 6)

In these moments, in this family of faith,
the God of gentleness gathers us together:
hoping that our self-righteous anger
might become passionate justice for others

In this place, in that Body shaped by his grace,
Christ, the Bread of life, calls us to service:
hoping our comfort level of complacency
might be transformed into compassion
for the needy all around us.

In our hearts, our mouths, our actions,
the Spirit of holiness gifts us with truth:
hoping our faltering, fumbling words
might be transfigured into good news.

~ written by Thom Shuman, and posted on Lectionary Liturgies.