Apr 17, 2016

Invitation: Come with what you have

Here’s a call to worship or litany of confession and assurance inspired by Jesus’ command to love one another.  It was written by Katherine Hawker, and posted on Outside the Box.

Litany of Call and Confession
(inspired by John 13:34-35; 1 John 4:7)

Come with what you have.
For you who grieve this day
know that you are invited to bring the broken pieces of your heart.
Loved by one another,
we discover God's love for us.

Come with what you have.
For you who come with gladness
know that your melody will find harmony.
Accepting God's love for us,
we are called to love one another.

Come with what you have.
For you weighed down by too many 'shoulds' and 'what-ifs'
know that here you may lay down the burdens of guilt and shame.
Loved by one another,
we discover God's love for us.

Come with what you have.
For you who have the answers,
know that new questions await you.
Accepting God's love for us,
we are called to love one another.

Come with what you have.
For you who come seeking,
know that your questions are safe in the presence of God.
Loved by one another,
we discover God's love for us.

~ written by Katherine Hawker, and posted on Outside the Box. http://liturgyoutside.net/