Call to Worship for the Beginning of Lent

Here’s an opening call to worship (with optional visuals) for the beginning of the Lenten season.  It was written by Roddy Hamilton.

Setting the Scene for Lent

A table ready to receive a pile of sand, a cross, a purple cloth, a candle blown out, a bible and some pebbles. Place these on the table during these words.

The dust that shapes the journey,
the cross that guides it,
the colour that surrounds it,
the light that fades through it,
the word that foretells it,
the wilderness that invites it.

This is Lent,
and into its wilderness
God calls us.

brothers and sisters,
Christ is heading for Jerusalem.

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on the Church of Scotland’s Starters for Sunday website.