I started a new course called “Reformed Worship” at Fuller Theological Seminary last week. This week we learned about what worship is and what being “called” to worship is all about. For our assignment this week, we were asked to select/design a call to worship, opening prayer, and hymn. I chose to design a service for Pentecost. My prayer is from the Book of Common Worship and my hymn is from El Hímnario Presbiteriano. Overall, I really enjoy learning about Reformed worship and liturgy design. I think it would be neat if a pastor taught a class on worship design and then asked different families from the congregation to design the liturgy for several weeks during ordinary time.
A Service for the Day of Pentecost
(Leader) O Lord, how manifold are your works!
(All) You fill us with good things.
(Leader) Send forth your spirit!
(All) You renew all of your creation.
(Leader) May the glory of the Lord endure forever.
(All) We will sing praises to God as long as we live.
(Leader) May our meditations be pleasing to him, for we rejoice in the Lord.
(All) Bless the Lord, O my soul. Praise the Lord!
God our creator, earth has many languages,
but your gospel proclaims your love
to all nations in one heavenly tongue.
Make us messengers of the good news
that, through the power of you Spirit,
all the world may unite in one song of praise;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.
182 Santo, Espíritu de Dios