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For Labor Day, I’ve designed a Prayer and Reflection service. I have printed the scriptures listed below as an insert in the bulletin, and I will hand out colored pencils. We will read the scripture out loud and invite the congregation to underline, […]
Praying While Moving Your Feet: A New Way of Sorrow/Way of Hope
Prayer Stations of Action
These prayer stations are designed, sadly, to be used after another incident of gun violence, because we continue to have them. I’m fed up with writing prayers after these events where children die, so I wanted to create […]
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 […]
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 […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Ruth 1:1-18 or Deuteronomy 6:1-9 or Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 24 or Psalm 119:1-8 or Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:11-14 or Revelation 21:1-6a; Mark 12:28-34 or John 11:32-34
Narrative Lectionary: Kingdom Divided, 1 Kings 12:1-17, 25-29 (Mark 10:42-45)
I have included the options for All Saints Day in with the selections for the 23rd […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Job 42:1-6, 10-17 or Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 34:1-8, 19-22 or Psalm 126; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52
Narrative Lectionary: David Anointed King, 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 6:1-5; Psalm 150 (Mark 11:8-10)
We come to the end of our four-part series from Job, and Job’s response after God finally answers him is to repent. Not […]
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, […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17
Narrative Lectionary: God’s Love Poured Out, Romans 5:1-11 (Matthew 11:28-30)
I have included some resources for Mother’s Day below. It is always good to remember that Mother’s Day is not a celebratory day for many, and it is not a liturgical holiday. There […]
Special Litany for All Saints Day included at the end of this post!
Revised Common Lectionary (including All Saints Day Readings): Joshua 3:7-17 or Micah 3:5-12; Psalm 34:1-10, 22 or Psalm 43 or Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 or 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 or Matthew 23:1-12; Revelation 7:9-17
Narrative Lectionary: Elisha Heals Namaan, […]