Apr 20, 2014

Call to Worship for Laughter Sunday

Here’s a call to worship for Holy Humor / Laughter Sunday inspired by Psalm 126.  It comes from the Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church in Wichita, Kansas website.

Call to Worship
(inspired by Psalm 126)

When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with shouts of joy.
When the Lord raised Jesus from the dead,
we were like those who dream.
Now our mouths are filled with laughter,
and our tongues with shouts of joy.
The Lord has done great things for us, and we rejoice.
May all those who have sowed in tears
reap with shouts of happy hilarity.
Hip hip hooray!

~ posted on the website of the Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, Wichita, Kansas.  http://www.lorraineavenue.ks.us.mennonite.net/

Holy Humor Affirmation of Faith

Here’s an affirmation of faith for Holy Humour/ Laughter Sunday.  It comes from the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Conroe, Texas website.

Affirmation of Faith
for Holy Humour Sunday

We believe in God,
who made us in His image.
We live, we love, we laugh,
because we are like Him.

We believe in Jesus Christ,
the Son of God, our Lord and Savior.
He had the last laugh on the devil
when He rose from the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
coequal and coeternal with the Father and the Son.
Our counselor, our guide, our motivator –
He is our joy!

~ posted on the website of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Conroe, Texas.  http://www.firstchristianchurchconroe.org/

Responsive Call to Worship: Holy Humor

Here’s a responsive call to worship for Laughter / Holy Humour Sunday.  It comes from the website of St. Andrew’s United Church in Chatham.

Call to Worship for Holy Humor Sunday

Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed, Hallelujah!
Let us rejoice!
Let us celebrate with holy humor.
Let us laugh,
let us dance,
let us sing praises of joy!

~ posted on the website of St. Andrew’s United Church in Chatham. http://standrewschatham.org/

Prayer after Communion: Holy Humour Sunday

Here’s a closing prayer for Holy Humor Sunday(Laughter Sunday).  It comes from Rev. Gord’s Worship Offerings blog.

Prayer after Communion

Foolish, foolish God, your belly laugh echoes through the world,
We have responded to your invitation to join in the Banquet.
Here we have eaten, we have drunk, we have tasted your goodness.
May the joy we find in this meal together lift up our hearts,
may we carry your laughter to the world around us,
may we live out that foolishness called love wherever we go.

~ posted by Rev Gord on his blog, Worship Offerings. http://worshipofferings.blogspot.ca/

Call to Worship: Psalm 66

Come and celebrate!
Shout joyfully to the Lord, your God!
Glorify him with your praise!
Everything on earth will worship you;
they will sing your praises,
shouting your name in joyful songs.
Come and see what our God has done,
what awesome things he has done for us!
Let the whole world bless our God and sing his praise.
For our lives are in his hands,
and he keeps our feet from stumbling.