Call to Worship: Easter Year C

Here’s a responsive call to worship inspired by the suggested scripture texts for the season of Easter, Year C (John 20-21).  It comes from Mennonite Church Canada.

Call to Worship
(inspired by John 20, John 21)

We are here today because the weeping Mary of Magdala once said:
“I have seen the Lord!”

We are here because Jesus still comes into our locked spaces and says:
“Peace be with you. Receive the Holy Spirit.”

We are here today like doubting Thomas who finally cried:
“My Lord and my God.”

We are here like Peter, tempted to forget the call of Jesus:
“I’m going fishing.”

We’re here this morning because of Jesus, who asks us face-to-face:
“Do you truly love me?”

We gather here to whisper timidly.
“Yes, Lord, you know that we love you.”

We are here as a congregation only
because many faithful disciples have listened to Jesus’ words:
“Do not be afraid. Do not be afraid!
Go and tell, ‘Jesus has been raised!”

~ from the Mennonite Church Canada website.