Testify: A Call to Worship for the Sundays of Easter (For Youth, Young Adults and the Young at Heart

A 21st Century Africana Worship Resource
by The Rev. Dr. Safiyah Fosua

(Suggestion: Consider a djembe drum keeping time in the background for this call to worship. The response may be from your entire congregation, or from a small group that rehearses ahead of time with the drummer.)

One Voice Proclaiming: With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. (Acts 4:33 NRSV) [Insert Name of Congregation], Testify!

Response: Christ is risen!
(Optional: Add drummer here or use a "rap" rhythm)

Call: Testify!
Response: Christ is risen!

Call: With your voices . . .
Response: Christ is risen!

Call: Testify!
Response: Christ is risen!

Call: With your love . . .
Response: Christ is risen!

Call: Testify!
Response: Christ is risen!

Call: With good works . . .
Response: Christ is risen!

Call: Testify!
Response: Christ is risen!

Call: Let your light shine . . .
Response: Christ is risen!
(Optional: Dramatic pause and drum roll)

All: City (County, Village, Community) of (Insert Name), hear the good news. Christ is risen indeed!

(Celebration and Applause)

Categories: Worship, Worship Planning, Lectionary Calendar, Services and Liturgies, 21st Century Africana, 21st Century Liturgy, Easter, Liturgy and Worship