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Call to Worship (for one voice) by Julia Seymour
The day came and they were all in one place, in one place, in one place.
Being together, being in one space, breathing the same air, saying the same words
had seemed like the most important thing.
The most important thing.
Then there was a sound- like a rush of wind.
Then there was a sound- the sound of things changing
Then there was a sound- suddenly nothing was the same.
Those who were gathered received new languages.
Those who were gathered received new dialects.
Those who were gathered received new understanding.
Those who were gathered received new power.
Those who were gathered received the Holy Spirit in a new way.
It became clear immediately that what was important had changed.
Immediately it was clear that was important had changed.
What was important had changed. Immediately. That was clear.
Being in one space was not a priority.
Speaking in unison was not a priority.
Being all together to breathe the same air was not a priority.
The power of the Holy Spirit rearranged their priorities to align them with God’s.
God’s priority of diversity,
God’s priority of widespread grace,
God’s priority of neighbors and community,
God’s priority of stepping out, reaching out, being out in the world.
The world that God loves.
The world that is God’s priority.
Being aligned with God’s priorities, it felt, it feels like being on fire.
A litany for the Body of Christ originally written by a confirmation class taught by Teri Peterson in 2010 (for 1 – 12 voices)
1. We belong to the body of Christ.
2. We belong to something greater,
3. where everyone is included.
4. We belong to something greater,
5. where all small tasks to help are significant.
6. We belong to something greater,
7. where everyone is needed.
8. We belong to something greater,
9. where each of us has our own gifts with which to serve.
10. We belong to something greater,
11. greater than you, or I, or us together.
12. We belong to the body of Christ.
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