Pulpit side: Come, people of God—make a joyful noise!
Lectern side: Come, beloved of Christ—lift up your offering of praise!
Travellers: We gather in the presence of mystery,
grace known and unknown,
promises fulfilled and still awaited.
“Locals”: We have received beyond measure,
building our hope on a foundation of love.
Morning ppl: The Spirit of truth fills this place,
empowering us to lead lives
worthy of Christ’s calling.
Night owls: The Spirit of truth fills this place,
revealing the Way:
to love as we have been loved.
Light eyes: In the triune God we live and move
and have our being,
and so we come to worship, one by one,
Dark eyes: to be remade as the Body of Christ,
together and whole,
Outdoorsy: making God’s justice and peace visible
Indoorsy: even in our days.
Over 45: Come, Body of Christ—see what God has done
Under 45: and see what God will do!
Submitted by Rev Teri Peterson–originally written for a liturgy class at Montreat Conference Center’s Arts Recreation and Worship Conference, as examples of options other than “one – all” or “women – men” responsive liturgy.