*Call to Worship
Out of the world of hardships, pains, hatred, and distractions…Come and worship!
We come together at the base of the mountain awaiting a word of hope from God.
But even here together we can get distracted by our fragmented world, our focus misdirected.
We fail to see the signs of God’s unfolding realm that abound.
Looking at our TVs, social media, and the internet we grow impatient for the promised land.
We look for other gods, sometimes even creating our own golden calves.
Strive first for the realm of God, says Jesus. Be a part of the extravagant love until it is commonplace.
Renew us, o God! May we be your presence in the world until love and justice blow across the face of the waters and dry lands of the whole earth. Amen.