The Call to Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

A call to worship is directed to the people by God through the worship leader. It is an act that brings the worshiping community into being. The call to worship is directed toward the people. It is a call to focus mind, heart, and intention on the worship of God. Therefore, it is brief and emotive, not lengthy and intellectual. It has the character of an acclamation, not a teaching. One exception to this rule may occur during Lent when the character of the preparation changes significantly...


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