Home Equipping Leaders African American 21st Century Worship Resources for the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost, Year B

21st Century Worship Resources for the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost, Year B

Call to Worship
(Based on Psalm 130)

Leader: Out of the depths of our being, let us cry to the Lord!

People: For the Lord hears, and the Lord is attentive to our prayers.

Leader: We can stand before the Lord, and the Lord forgets our sin and wrongdoing.

People: Our souls wait for a word of hope from the Lord.

Leader: The morning has come. Our wait is over.

All: Let us receive the presence of the Lord in worship.

A Litany Based on Ephesians 4 and 5
(May also be used as a response to the sermon)

Leader: Come, let us put away all things that divide us and love one another.

People: For we are members of one another. Ephesians 4:25b NRSV

Leader: Come; let us not be divided from one another by gender, race, color, or status.

People: For we are members of one anther.

Leader: Come; let us put away lies, anger, stealing and corrupt words.

People: For we are members of one another.

Leader: Come; let us put away bitterness, wrath, clamor, and malice.

People: For we are members of one another.

Leader: Come; let us put away uncleanness, idolatry, and deception.

People: For we are members of one another.

Leader: Together let us speak truth, labor together, and do what is good and edifying to the Lord.

People: Let us be imitators of God, walk as the children of God, and love as Christ first loved us.

Leader: Come, let us be the people of God we are called to be.

People: For we are saints, God's chosen people and members of one another. AMEN.


Eugene Blair is a clergy member of the Detroit Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Dr. Blair is a former Dean of the Upper Room Chapel.

Related