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Call to Worship

Based on John 21:15-19. Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1998. Copyright Katherine Hawker.

Children of God, do you love the God

who hovered over the face of the deep and called the worlds into being?

Yes, you know that we do.

Then feed God's children.

 

Children of God, do you love the God

who was revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Christ?

Yes, you know that we do.

Then take care of God's children.

 

Children of God, do you the God

who breathes new life into us even as we gather this day?

Yes, you know that we do.

Then feed God's children.

 

Prayer of Dedication

Based on John 21:15-19. Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1998. Copyright Katherine Hawker.

Loving God,

listening for your Spirit's call,

learning from Jesus' life;

Let us embody Jesus' love,

sharing our love for God's people

as we feed those who hunger.

 

Call to Worship

Based upon John 21:15-19. Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1999. Copyright Katherine Hawker.

Jesus asked: Do you love me more than these?

Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.

Feed my lambs.

Coming to church on Sunday

Teaching, cleaning, planning

Making church happen

But do we love Jesus?

Jesus asked again: Do you love me?

Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.

Tend my sheep.

Glancing over the newspaper

Blood spilled in Kosovo and Denver

Shudders, tears, silence

How can we take care of the sheep?

Still Jesus asks: Do you love me more than these?

Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.

Feed my lambs.

Follow me

Such simple words

Challenge and invitation

Loving Jesus means following him to the sheep.