Call to Worship: All are welcome

Here’s a contemporary call to worship inspired by Ruth 1 and Mark 12, two of the suggested scripture readings for Proper 26 B (the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost).  It comes from the Ministry Matters website.


Contemporary Gathering Words

(inspired by Ruth 1 and Mark 12)


Here in this place, there are no foreigners,
for all are welcome in God’s house.
Here in this worship, there is only acceptance,
for love is the language of faith.
Here in our lives, there are no divisions,
for God dwells in each of us.
Come, let us worship in unity and love.

~ Adapted from The Abingdon Worship Annual 2012, © 2011 Abingdon Press.  Posted on the Ministry Matters website.