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from Worship & Song: Worship Resources Edition (c) 2011 by Abingdon Press. Used by permission.
Opening Call to Worship
Leader: We meet in different buildings; in different towns.
All: We speak in different languages and sing
Leader: We wear different clothing and have different gifts
All: Yet, as we gather together for worship in this
place, we become one body, one family in Christ.
Leader: We join together on one journey,
All: The journey to unite with the Risen Christ.
Leader: We join together with God as the Kingdom of God
comes and as God’s will is done.
All: Let us join with all our brothers and sisters in
worship and true communion with God this day.
Let us pray. Almighty God, you sustained your people with manna in the wilderness and with bread and fish by the Sea of Galilee. Sustain us today, not only with physical food, but also with spiritual food, the bread of life who is our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Go out into the world in peace;
Hold on to what is good;
Return no one evil for evil;
Strengthen the fainthearted;
Support the weak, and help the suffering;
Honor all people;
Love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.
We are sent in Christ’s name! Thanks be to God!