Call To Worship Pack light, live right, clasp the suitcase tight, this night with the angel of death in sight, bite unleavened bread and prepare for flight. The moon is bright. Let our enemies fight. All is well. God is might. All is well. Pack light.
Collect This night is special, Lord, and very different from any other. The awe inspiring drama of our salvation is about to be played out again. Once more we are lost. Once more we are rescued. Save us, Lord Jesus, in this remembrance. Amen.
Prayer Of Confession
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As Jesus calls his disciples it seems like he has a criterion for the people with which he wants to surround himself. It may not always be obvious in the Biblical account, but Jesus is careful to choose people who are really committed to his message. With their help, Jesus will be able to do more and spread the word about God farther.
There are always difficulties in Christian ministry, at whichever level you're involved in it, from church cleaner to the Archbishop of Canterbury. There's always someone who'll find fault, and if like the Archbishop, you're a subject of media interest, then I should imagine Christian ministry can be very difficult indeed and perhaps something of a burden.
In today's Gospel text, Jesus calls for repentance, expects Peter and Andrew to drop their nets and follow him, and calls James and John to leave their Father Zebedee in the boat without so much as a "So long, see you later."
My task today is to issue that same call to repentance, that same call to radical obedience and decisive discipleship. For that call is urgent and cries out to be issued in all of its majesty and might.