Amy Loving

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Date registered: August 16, 2011

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  1. Palm Sunday (Year A) — April 1, 2014
  2. 5th Sunday in Lent (Year A) — March 26, 2014
  3. 4th Sunday in Lent (Year A) — March 25, 2014
  4. 3rd Sunday in Lent (Year A) — March 17, 2014
  5. 2nd Sunday in Lent (Year A) — March 9, 2014

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  1. Words for Worship – Advent Candlelighting (Year B) — 17 comments
  2. Christmas Eve (Year B) — 8 comments
  3. 3rd Sunday of Advent (Year B) — 4 comments
  4. Baptism of the Lord Sunday – Year B — 4 comments
  5. Christmas Day (Year B) – “Alternative” Worship Ideas — 3 comments

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Jan 24

5th Sunday After the Epiphany (Year A)

Worship Ideas Isaiah 58:1-12 is a wonderful passage to use if you are wanting to emphasize the importance of genuine worship and sacrifice. It isn’t about rites and rituals. It is all about justice, service to others, and humility. Want to do something daring? Center your entire service around service to others: create Valentines’ Day cards for your …

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Jan 21

4th Sunday After the Epiphany (Year A)

Worship Ideas The words from Micah 6:1-8 may be familiar to many in your congregation. To help people hear the Word in a new way, you may want to read this lesson from a different translation (or, perhaps, several different translations). You could have different voices read each verse from a different translation – giving …

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Jan 12

3rd Sunday After the Epiphany (Year A)

Worship Ideas If you haven’t gotten enough of the Isaiah 9:1-4 passage (which was used quite a bit during Advent), you could celebrate the gift of light by decorating your worship space with items that provide light: lamps, light bulbs, glow sticks, flashlights, candles, etc. The theme of “light” continues in the reading from Psalm …

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Jan 12

2nd Sunday After the Epiphany (Year A)

Worship Ideas What if we were to read Isaiah 49:1-7 as if the words were written about us? Each of us have been called to be a light – reflecting the Light of Christ, the Light of the World. Say these words as a blessing to one another. Speaking of blessings, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 could also be used …

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Jan 06

This Week…

It is with the deepest regret that the Worship Closet is unable to publish the regular blog this week.  We anticipate returning next week, however. In the meantime, please be sure to check out these previously posted materials related to Baptism of the Lord Sunday: Year B (reflections) Year B (liturgy suggestions) Also, you may …

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Dec 31

2nd Sunday After Christmas (Year A)

Worship Ideas The Jeremiah 31:7-14 text could be used as the basis of a service of healing and reconciliation. Offer prayerful blessings for each and every member and friend of your congregation, inspired by the psalmist’s words in Psalm 147:12-20 that God “blesses your children within you”. What will we give birth to this year …

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Dec 23

1st Sunday after Christmas (Year A)

Worship Ideas If you have not enjoyed a “carol sing” at your church yet, this is a great Sunday to do so. What a wonderful (and easy) way to “praise the Lord” (as the psalmist sings in Psalm 148)! Isaiah 63:7-9 invites us to “recount the gracious deeds of the Lord”. Since this is the …

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Dec 16

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day (Year A)

I have posted about the various Nativity of the Lord readings in previous posts. The one that I posted last year has a plethora of ideas, as well as links to other posts that could be helpful.  You can also find liturgy suggestions from previous years here. Worship Ideas Celebrating that the Light of the …

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Dec 16

Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Worship Ideas The Isaiah 7:10-16 passage mentions that the one named Immanuel will “eat curds and honey”. Set up a station that allows people to taste curds and honey as they contemplate this reading. The Isaiah reading indicates that the sign of the Lord will be a young woman who bears a child.  Would we …

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Dec 09

Third Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Worship Ideas Isaiah 35:1-10 mentions waters and streams appearing in the desert and wilderness.  Encourage the congregation to support a mission project that provides clean drinking water to those who need it.  Be sure to decorate the worship space with fabric that looks like streams of cool water. Psalm 146:5-10 echos much of what Mary …

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