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Do You Hear Them? A 21st Century Worship Resource for Lent and Holy Week

This Call to Worship is appropriate for any of the Sundays of Lent and is especially powerful for the services that attend Holy Week. Suggestion: Pause after the word listen to help your congregation slow down from the bustle of life as they enter into a time of listening for God's Word for their lives.

Do You Hear Them?

Do you hear them? The voices around the mount?

Grieving widows, frightened soldiers, a poor man with outstretched hand.

Do you hear them? The voices around the temple?

Insecure preachers, hypocritical legalists, doubters and theological tourists.

Do you hear them? The voices around the table?

Deniers, Traitors, Disciples still not listening, still not getting the message.

Do you hear them? The voices around the cross?

Weeping women, screaming men, gawkers and hawkers.

Do you hear them? The voices around Jesus.

I hear my voice. I hear your voice. Listen. … We hear the voice of God speaking.

© 2013 Discipleship Ministries. The Rev. Nathan Decker is the pastor of the South Sussex Charge of the James River District of the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Nathan has great love for the diversity and inspiration of God's creative nature in worship.

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