Call to Worship
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week,
Jesus came and stood among the disciples and said: Peace be with you!
The Risen Christ is with us now, offering us the gift of peace.
Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
We too have seen the Lord. Let us rejoice and give thanks!
Let us worship God!
When our Risen Lord appeared to his disciples,
he greeted them in peace
and breathed the Holy Spirit upon them.
Breathe your Spirit upon us
as we gather to welcome Christ
with glad hearts and joyful voices.
Meet us here, we pray;
open our ears to hear you speaking
and our hearts to respond with joy.
Fashion us into an Easter people,
and send us out
to proclaim what we have seen and heard:
Christ is risen. He is risen indeed! Amen.
Submitted by Rev. Sudie Niesen Thompson, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE