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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 […]
I’m going to say it:
I’m sick of praying.
God, I’m sick of praying after gun violence.
I’m sick of praying that this won’t happen again when I know it will.
Another parent will be grieving soon. Another community will be reeling.
Another school will wonder what it could have done to protect its students.
Revised Common Lectionary: Job 1:1, 2:1-10 or Genesis 2:18-24; Psalm 8 or Psalm 26; Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:4-12; Mark 10:2-16
Narrative Lectionary: Moses and God’s Name, Exodus 1-2:10, 3:1-15 (Matthew 12:26-27a)
Suggested readings for World Communion Sunday: Proverbs 9:1-6; Mark 14:17-26 or 1 Corinthians 11:17-26, 12:12-26
We begin with Job, another story from the Wisdom literature, […]
I struggled to write this prayer this morning, because often we pray without acting. Liturgy is “the work of the people.” Liturgy must move us to act. I fear that my words often are just to make myself or others feel better, but I pray that these words may call us to action. I write […]