The Following is The Call to Worship I used on 1st September 2019 – Father’s Day in Australia. You are very welcome to use all or part of this Call to Worship in any way.
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers here today. Whether you are just starting out, or you have graduated to grandfather hood or you are somewhere in between… a bit later in the service we want to thank God for you…honour your important foundational role in the family unit…and acknowledge your sacrifice and commitment.
…but right now, I want to remind you we have a God in heaven who we can call our father.
want to read from the following passage in 1 Peter 1.
the Father has caused us to be born again to a living hope…
Pet 1:3-5: Hear now the Words of the Living and True God.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his
great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living
hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading,
kept in heaven for you,
who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be
revealed in the last time. (ESV)
Let us pray
Blessed are you Lord our God, Creator and Redeemer of
all. You are our Father from all eternity, giving life and love to your good
creation. In you alone “we live and move and have our being.” You have revealed
yourself to us as our Father, and you have given us the right to become your children
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Today we come to worship you as you desire, in
Spirit and truth.