It’s the end of the liturgical year! For some of us, we mark Christ the King Sunday or Reign of Christ, for some of us that kingly imagery is uncomfortable. Are you in need of a little liturgical help as you plan the service? Here are some liturgy elements created by fellow RevGals for you to use or adapt in your own worship. If you use them, please give credit in any printed resources or video descriptions.
If you have written any words for worship this week, please share them in the comments. At any time, if you write original liturgy elements that you are willing to share, please email them to revgalblogpals at gmail by the previous Monday for publication on Tuesday.
From Rev. Barb Hedges-Goettl – Interim Pastor at Makemie Memorial Presbyterian Church
CALL TO WORSHIP (Revelation 1:4-5)
Grace and peace from the God Who Is,
The God Who Was, and The God About to Arrive, And from Jesus Christ, Loyal Witness,
Firstborn from the dead, Ruler of all earthly kings.
Christ loves us.
By his sacrificial death he frees us from our sins
And God transforms us into a kingdom of priests
to serve his—and our—God and Father.
TO JESUS CHRIST BE THE GLORY AND POWER FOREVER AND EVER! AMEN.
CONFESSION OF FAITH (adapted from the Heidelberg Catechism, Q.32)
We are called Christian because, by faith, we are members of Christ. We share in his anointing. We are anointed to confess his name. We are anointed to present ourselves to him as a living sacrifice of thanks. We are anointed to strive with a free conscience against sin and the devil and this life. We are anointed to reign afterward with Christ over all creation for eternity. In the name of the One Who Was, Who Is, and Who Is to Come, Amen.
From Rev. Jessica Hainley
Call to worship: (based on Psalm 93)
We come to worship
Clothed in God’s love
We come to praise!
Remembering God was and is and will be forevermore – no matter how or where we gather!
The seas have lifted, parted, rose, and fallen.
But God remains constant!
God’s voice thunders,
We’re listening, God!
God’s voice echoes,
We’re listening, God!
We stand, we sit, we wait –
We’re listening, God! We’re waiting, God!
Meditative Prayer: (Based on Psalm 93)
In the moments when God thunders, we quake.
We’re shaken by the world we do not understand fully.
We’re shaken from our complacency.
We’re shaken from our everydayness.
We’re awaken from our slumber to see God anew.
As you speak, God, let us hear you.
(allow silent reflection or alternatively have 30 seconds of someone using a rainstick)
Wake us, God. Wake us up to do your work.
Move the waters, remind us as the water parts, of our baptisms in Your name.
Move the waters for your people. Allow us to quench our thirst for hunger, for justice, for mercy.
God, move the earth, so we may move with you.
When the earth quakes, steady us – be our guiding hand.
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