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CTW: hope

One: We gather together
to hear God’s word of hope.
All: “The days are surely coming,”
says the Lord,
“when I will make a new covenant
with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.”
One: We gather together
to celebrate our part in God’s purpose.
All: “Surely I know the plans I have for you,”
says the Lord,
“plans to give you a future with hope.”
One: We gather together
to be re-made in God’s image,
to bear the word and
to do the work of hope in the world.
Come, let us worship God.

 

A call to worship for Ordinary 26C (Jeremiah 32), based on previous promises (Jeremiah 29 and 31).
Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, The Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL

CTW: formed, known, appointed

One:    The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, as it had come to many others before him:
All:     I formed you, I know you, I appoint you.
One:    And Jeremiah, like many others before and since, protested.
All:     But God doesn’t take excuses, and sent him to go and speak and build and plant.
One:    God put the words into his mouth, that he might proclaim good news.
All:     Still God puts God’s word out into the world through human mouths!
One:    The word of the Lord comes to us, too, in this place and this time: I formed you, I know you, I appoint you.
All:     And so we come to worship, to be made yet again into the builders of God’s kingdom.

 

Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL.