Apr 22

5th Sunday of Easter (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (refers to John 13:34-35)

Christ is risen!

Christ is risen, indeed!

As God has loved us, we must love one another.

The world will know that we follow the risen Christ by our love for all.

Creative Scripture Reading Activity – Mad Libs Style (Based on Psalm 148; adapted from the NRSV)

*Fill in the blanks with words suggested by the congregation. Ask the congregation to give you the words to use, using the suggestions in the parenthesis.

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the (location)_________; praise him in the (location)_________!  Praise him, all his (type of creature)_________; praise him, all his (type of creature)_________!  Praise him, (object in space)_________ and (another object in space)_________; praise him, all you (adjective)_________ (objects in space)_________!  Praise him, you (adjective)_________ (location)_________, and you (plural noun)_________ above the (same location)_________!  Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.  He established them forever and ever; he fixed their bounds, which cannot be passed.

Praise the Lord from the (location)_________, you (type of sea creature)_________ and all deeps, (noun)_________ and (noun)_________, (noun)_________ and (noun)_________, (adjective)_________ (noun)_________ fulfilling his command!  (Geological formation)_________ and all (geological formations)_________, (type of plant)_________ and all (types of plants)_________!  (Adjective)_________ animals and all (types of animals)_________, (adjective ending in -ing)_________ things and (adjective ending in -ing)_________ birds!  (Plural Noun)_________ of the earth and all (plural noun)_________, (plural noun)_________ and all (plural noun)_________ of the earth!  (Adjective)_________ men and women alike, (adjective)_________ and (adjective)_________ together!  Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven. He has raised up a (type of instrument)_________ for his people, praise for all his faithful, for the people of (Nation, State, or Country)_________ who are close to him.  Praise the Lord!


  1. Gayle

    This is great! I have been doing his with children for the 23rd Psalm for years…always interesting.

  2. Ruth Boling

    This is GENIUS! Thank you Amy. I love it!

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