Contemporary Call to Worship: Proper 22 C

Here’s a responsive call to worship, inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 22, Year C.  It was written by Thom Shuman.

Call to Worship

We gather, as God's people, bringing our fears and pain,
knowing that when our spirits have grown cold, 
God rekindles the gift of faith in us.
We gather, as God's people,
hanging our broken hearts on the branches of the tree of life.
knowing that while friends may turn against us, 
God transforms enemies into sisters and brothers.
We gather, as God's people, hungering for healing and hope,
knowing that even when life is no picnic,
God prepares a feast for us.

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