Call to Celebration

Hungry for meaning?

Welcome home.

Thirsty for purpose?

Welcome home.

Yearning for comfort?

Welcome home.

Burning for challenge?

Welcome home.

Ready for learning?

Welcome home.

Eager for serving?

Welcome home.

And welcome to worship!


See also ( “Jim Burklo’s Book of Common Prayer,” Jim’s ongoing online collection of prayers, litanies, and other elements for worship. A companion to it is his ( “New Words for Old Hymns”. Use freely, with attribution….


Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 3: Inclusive Community and Point 4: Act As We Believe. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Ages: Adult. Prayers: Call to Worship and Invocation. Resource Types: Liturgical Element.

Review & Commentary

  • William Flanders

    A welcome to worship like this truly wakens one’s spirit and curiosity. I love to be challenged like this, and need to be, or I “settle down” to worship and spiritually fall asleep. But could we discipline ourselves to use it only once with the same congregation? Otherwise, it’s true power – its originality – might quickly provoke a “Oh, yeah, that one again!” response.

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