We Are Witnesses: A Call to Worship Based on Luke 24:44-48

A 21st Century Worship Resource for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B
by the Rev. Nathan Decker

The winds of change blow, the Spirit of God breathes
Still the world goes on . . .
The dead bulbs burst blooms, lilies, tulips, Spring!
Still the world goes on. . .
Refreshing raindrops moisten parched mouths of graves
Still the world goes on . . .
day after day after day after day. . .


O God of Calvary, O Risen Christ, O Holy Spirit!
We are so closed-minded we do not feel your movement!
We are so closed-hearted we do not see your blossoms of love!
We have closed our doors and become tombs of apathy!

Open our Minds to understand your Scriptures!
Open our Hearts to love the not-yet-convinced!
Open our Doors to strangers who might very well be you!

Repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed

To All Nations in Christ's Name!
We are Witnesses of these things





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.

Categories: Worship, Worship Planning, Lectionary Calendar, Services and Liturgies, 21st Century Liturgy, Lent - Easter - Holy Week, Easter