Back on the lectionary, and using bits of my own writing along with other people’s to form a communion service. These are mine.
Call to Worship
Praising the Lord,
In the sanctuary of ancient stories and traditions
new words and songs
form on our lips,
to rejoice in the Maker.
With instrument and movement,
we discover the Lord’s delight
in the creation around.
May the praise of God pour from our mouths,
pushing aside vengeance
freeing the constraints of this world
to take our place in the humility of heaven.
May we glory in the Lord.
Let us worship God…
Sentinel of heaven,
who watches through the day and night,
You cast Your eyes across all life
that all You have made
may find peace and fruitfulness
within Your care.
You call us to listen to Your voice
for in the words You offer,
You inspire hope and compassion,
shaping and building a community
where the vulnerable are placed at the centre
of all of life
and offered the assurance
of their worth and value.
Your attention calls out
the best qualities within each life
that the creation might sing with the harmony
of Your kingdom.
Our eyes flit and skim
not nothing the detail of the world we live in.
We are easily distracted
by our latest whim
or the attraction of the moment.
We long to ensure that all voices are heard,
and yet we recognise within ourselves
the desire for our voice
to be the one that holds the attention of others
and our needs met.
who walks amidst our foolishness
and assurance of belonging
is for all.
May we live as those
who watch for the vulnerable
and respond with Your love
that all may take their place within You embrace.