It has been a long while since we opened a discussion post on LiturgyLink, but these are unusual times… How are you responding to COVID-19 in worship? We know about live-streaming and even have heard some great ideas for using Zoom interactively for worship. Share your other resources and ideas in the comments or email them to us at email@example.com.
Angela Wells says
Here are two liturgies for the Call to Worship I’ve used during remote zoom worship, free to be used or adapted by anyone.
L: Buildings are closed,
P: And yet, the Church, God’s people, have still gathered!
L: Events have been cancelled,
P: And yet, God still shows up!
L: The news keeps on changing,
P: And yet, the good news of Jesus Christ is still abundant life!
L: Our routines have been shaken,
P: And yet–even here, even now–there’s something familiar.
L: We have no bulletins, no hymnals, no pews,
P: And yet scripture will be read, prayers lifted, and good news shared.
L: People of God, we have come to worship!
P: Let us lift our voices together in praise!
L: We belong to God.
P: God’s stamp is on our lives.
L: We belong to each other.
P: We are the Body of Christ!
L: Though separated geographically, we gather together for worship this day.
P: We give thanks for both the Spirit and the technology that bring us together!
L: God’s love and compassion is built into us.
P: God’s mercy and hope flow through us.
L: Let’s celebrate the powerful presence of God.
P: Let’s rejoice in this opportunity to worship together!