The Being worshipped in this space
is vaster than walls can contain or religions can claim.
All true loves have this Being as their source,
and so the love we celebrate today
transcends gender and bloodlines and state borders.
Here we are united
in all our diversity:
welcome, you with faith and you with doubts,
you from the North and you from the South,
welcome with all your joys and pains, fears and hopes.
We invite you to join us in praising the One
who fashioned human beings to experience all sorts of love.
Here in this space,
Love grafts us together.
This is the call to worship that I wrote for my wedding back in May 2019. Because many of the attendees were not Christian, I wanted to explicitly welcome them into worship too.
The language of this call to worship is rather specific to the context (for instance, the reference to North and South is because most of my relatives hail from the Northern portion of the United States, while most of my wife’s hail from the South; plus all the “love” stuff is clearly because it was for a queer wedding), so feel free to edit this piece to suit your own context.