Thanksgiving Call to Worship: Psalm 95:1-7

This responsive scripture reading could be used as a call to worship or opening scripture reading for the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.

-Psalm 95:1-7 (ESV)
adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, ©2004, Faith Alive Christian Resources


Call to Worship: from 1 Peter 1:3-5

“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.” In this greatly rejoice!

-from 1 Peter 1:3-5 (ESV)
adapted from Christ-Centered Worship by Bryan Chapell

Call to Worship: from Colossians 2:13-14 and Psalm 32:11

And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

-from Colossians 2:13-14 and Psalm 32:11 (ESV)

Call to Worship: from Psalm 145:18 and Isaiah 55:6-7

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

-from Psalm 145:18 and Isaiah 55:6-7 (ESV)
adapted from 
Christ-Centered Worship by Bryan Chapell