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Call to Worship | Psalm 8 (The Message)

God, brilliant Lord,
   yours is a household name.

Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you;
   toddlers shout the songs
That drown out enemy talk,
   and silence atheist babble.

I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
   your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
   Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,
Why do you bother with us?
   Why take a second look our way?

Yet we’ve so narrowly missed being gods,
   bright with Eden’s dawn light.
You put us in charge of your handcrafted world,
   repeated to us your Genesis-charge,
Made us stewards of sheep and cattle,
   even animals out in the wild,
Birds flying and fish swimming,
   whales singing in the ocean deeps.

God, brilliant Lord,
   your name echoes around the world.

Let All Creation's Wonders

© 2001 Words and Music by Martin E. Leckebusch

Let all creation's wonders and countless angel hordes
unite in ceaseless worship to praise the Lord of lords:
he spoke and formed the cosmos; he set the stars in place;
his voice defines the contours of interstellar space--
let sun and moon extol him and every planet sing;
across the constellations let alleluias ring.
Let alleluias ring.
Let alleluias ring.

From far beneath the oceans let joyful songs arise,
while hail and wind and lightning toss psalms across the skies.
You beasts of farm and jungle, let nature's hymn be heard;
tell out your maker's greatness, each insect, every bird;
you peoples and you rulers, acknowledge him as King--
from every generation let alleluias ring.
Let alleluias ring.
Let alleluias ring.

So let us lift our voices for all that we are worth
to God whose timeless splendor surpasses heaven and earth:
in love he chose and called us, a people of his own,
and gave to us a Savior to make his mercy known.
His name alone we honor; our lifelong praise we bring;
from deep within our spirits let alleluias ring!
Let alleluias ring.
Let alleluias ring.

RCSA Council Commissioning and Prayer

Diane Stinton | Dean of Students, Associate Professor of Mission Studies and World Christianity

Your Labor Is Not In Vain

© Words and Music by Isaac Wardell, Paul Zach and Wendell Kimbrough

Your labor is not in vain
Though the ground underneath you is cursed and stained
Your planting and reaping are never the same
But your labor is not in vain

Your labor is not unknown
Though the rocks they cry out and the sea it may groan
The place of your toil may not seem like a home
But your labor is not unknown

   For I am with you, I am with you
   I am with you, I am with you
   For I have called you, called you by name
   Your labor is not in vain

The vineyards you plant will bear fruit
The fields will sing out and rejoice with the truth
For all that is old will at last be made new
The vineyards you plant will bear fruit

The houses you labored to build
Will finally with laughter and joy be filled
The serpent that hurts and destroys will be killed
And all that is broken be healed


Ana Alexandra Valazquez

Thank you for bearing witness to the work of God in and through
and for you. We bless you in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy
The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make his face shine upon you
The Lord turn towards you and give you peace

Thanks and Petition to God for Work and Workers

Taken from Work in Worship: A Treasury of Prayers, Readings, and Hymns by Cameron Butland

For the riches of your creation, giving us the materials of the earth:
We thank you, Lord.
For the labour of our hands and minds, developing invention and
We thank you, Lord.
For agriculture, industry and commerce, providing work and wealth and goods
for the world:
We thank you, Lord.

For all who work in transport and distribution, service industries
and local government, that in giving service they may find reward:
Hear our prayer.
For those in management and the trade unions, that mutual respect
and good relations may always be maintained:
Hear our prayer.
For the unemployed and the handicapped, that they might not lose
hope, and may find a positive role in life:
Hear our prayer.
For young people at work and those who educate and train them,
that they may find promise and aspiration fulfilled:
Hear our prayer.

Lord the Creator, whose great goodness has provided for our needs;
help us so to use, develop and preserve the resources of the earth
that, through our industry, the needs of all may be fulfilled,
human dignity enhanced, and our people live in true prosperity and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Scripture | 1 Corintians 1:1-3 & 12:4-7 (NRSV)

1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and
our brother Sosthenes,
2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified
in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in
every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their
Lordand ours:
3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus
4 Now there are varieties of gifts but the same Spirit,
5 and there are varieties of services but the same Lord,
6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who
activates all of them in everyone.
7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common

Homily | The Roots of Our Calling

David Robinson | R. Paul Stevens Assistant Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership

A Hymn of Calling

© Words and Music by Laura Kelly Fanucci

For all that we are called to,
God, we give thanks this day.
For people, partners, places,
At home, at work, at play.
You gift us for our calls as
You make the world’s needs known.
Bless us with strength and courage
To serve where we are shown.

For those who need our work, God,
The ones that we’re called for.
We strive each day to serve them,
To give and love them more.
Vocation is for others,
Lives given in exchange –
The good of all your children,
Our common hopes and dreams.

For all that we are called from,
Transitions we must face.
When journeys end or change course,
and we must turn away.
The old and new both challenge;
we question though you guide.
Be with us through our leaving,
lead to the other side.

The people we are called as,
diverse and none the same.
Created for vocation,
baptized and called by name.
To witness as disciples,
our universal call
Yet each uniquely serving
the God who cares for all.

To You, God, we sing praises,
the One who calls each one.
Transforming and inviting,
you call and we respond.
Creator and Redeemer,
the Spirit’s stirring song—
Your Trinity uniting
to call our whole life long.


R. Paul Stevens | Professor Emeritus, Marketplace Theology and Leadership

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