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Pentecost Year B

Proper 18


Call to Worship

Based on James 2. Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1997. Copyright Katherine Hawker.

Come to hear the Word.

Come to do the Word.

Come to experience Comfort.

Come to experience Challenge.

Come to find Cost.

Come to find Joy.

Come to find Humanity.

Come to find Community.

Come to find Church.

Come to find God.

 

Call to Worship

Based on Mark 7:24-30 (also Matthew 15:21-28). Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2000. Copyright Katherine Hawker.

Don’t beg.

My mother told me.

Don’t whine.

I tell my children.

Be polite.

The key to civil society.

 

The foreigner approached the rabbi.

Her need was great, her daughter ill,

Her desperation complete.

 

She begged.

She whined.

She was impolite.

 

Faith emboldened by need

Shouting.

Heard.

Healing.

 

Uppity faith and

Fiesty women

Annoyance rewarded.

Challenge inspiring.

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