Call To Worship {extravagant welcome, church community, this is my father’s world}

I wrote this Call to Worship for last Sunday’s worship service.  I was preaching on the parable of the dishonest manager, but this really had nothing to do with that.  I just wanted a nice way to open up our service.  In a way, we are still welcoming people back from the summer (our Rally Day numbers were down this year and our attendance actually increased the week later, which never happens!) so I wanted our Call to Worship to reflect that.  We also opened with the hymn, This Is My Father’s World, and I thought this led in nicely.

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CALL TO WORSHIP
THEMES: EXTRAVAGANT WELCOME, CHURCH COMMUNITY, USED WITH HYMN ‘THIS IS MY FATHER’S WORLD’

Come to this place of worship and reflection:
A place where we can worship God and grow in our faith.
Come to this place of extravagant welcome:
A place where ALL are welcome!
Come to this place of safety and security:
A place where it is okay to be who we are.
Come to this place of light, love and grace:
A place where light shines in darkness, love triumphs over hate and grace always intercedes when we need it most.
Come to this place where God is taking us on a spectacular journey!
We are here and we are ready! Let us worship God!

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