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We confess that we have sinned against You, O Lord.
We have valued money over blood.
We decided it is better to have guns for protection at the risk and cost of innocent lives.
We argue for our right to bear arms instead of the right to live.
We have clung to the […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Exodus 17:1-7 and Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16; Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 and Psalm 25:1-9; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32
Narrative Lectionary: God’s Name is Revealed, Exodus 2:23-25; 3:1-15; 4:10-17 (John 8:58)
The people, newly out of slavery in Egypt, complain to Moses in the wilderness that there is no water to drink. So Moses in […]
A Call for Solidarity in Prayer, Courage, and Resources
God, You are not the wind and the waves,
You are in the ease of the wind and the calming of the storm.
God, You are not the terror that strikes our hearts,
You are in the hearts of those who respond to […]
God of the Prophets,
You called upon these ancient ones to speak on Your behalf. You put Your words in their mouths and Your fire in their hearts. They spoke up when the poor were trampled upon. They cried out when the needy were traded for a pair of sandals. They were outraged when there […]
Link to previous Mother’s Day resources: http://rev-o-lution.org/2012/05/06/worship-resources-for-may-13-2012-sixth-sunday-of-easter-mothers-day/
Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14
Narrative Lectionary: Council at Jerusalem, Acts 15:1-18 (Luke 2:29-32)
The apostle Stephen is among the first martyrs after Jesus’ resurrection. Stephen began arguing with some of the leaders of the Jews from around the […]
Resources for All Saints Day included below.
Revised Common Lectionary: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 or Isaiah 1:10-18; Psalm 32:1-7 or Psalm 119:137-144; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10
All Saints Day: Daniel 7:1-3; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31
Narrative Lectionary: God’s Care for the Widow, 1 Kings 17:1-24 (Luke 6:24-26)
This passage from Habakkuk (also […]
This is also the fifteenth anniversary of September 11th, 2001
Revised Common Lectionary: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 or Exodus 32:7-14; Psalm 14 or Psalm 51:1-10; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10
Narrative Lectionary: Creation and Fall, Genesis 2:4b-7, 15-17; 3:1-8 (Luke 11:4)
The prophet Jeremiah declares destruction will fall upon the people and the land they live […]
A Litany for Father’s Day follows the usual worship resources below.
Revised Common Lectionary: 1 Kings 19:1-15a or Isaiah 65:1-9; Psalm 22:19-28 or Psalms 42 and 43; Galatians 3:23-39; Luke 8:26-39
Narrative Lectionary: Reconciliation, 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
Right after Elijah showed up the prophets of Baal in chapter 18, and right after thousands of Israelites […]
A few years ago I wrote this prayer for Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday. I have since expanded it and have shared it with the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America to be used in their resources. Feel free to use in your congregation or community service.
God of Deborah and Samuel,
Here is an additional Call to Worship for Thanksgiving Sunday:
Call to Worship (from Psalm 111)
Praise the Lord!
We will give thanks to the Lord with our whole heart!
Great are the works of the Lord,
Wondered by all who delight in God.
Full of honor and majesty is […]