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Easter 2 Outside

Also: Resources for Acts 4 (sharing juxtaposed with widow's mite)


Katherine Hawker, 2000.

Gracious God

we gather here to witness your love.

Invincible God

we find ourselves witnesses to your death defying power.

Merciful God

guide us gently as our witness moves us to action.


Call to Worship

Based upon Isaiah 43. Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2000. Copyright Katherine Hawker.

Bring forth the people who are blind, yet have eyes,

Who are deaf, yet have ears!

We are the witnesses.

You are my witnesses, says the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen,

so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am your God.

We are the witnesses.

Before me no god was formed, says the Lord, nor shall there be any after me.

I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no other.

I declared and saved and proclaimed,

and you are my witnesses, says the Lord.

We are the witnesses.

We are God's witnesses,

gifted with the vision

challenged with the responsibility.

We are the witnesses.