Category Archive: Epiphany

Feb 05

7th Sunday After the Epiphany (Year A)

Worship Ideas Leviticus is not a book that we read very often; but Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 is a wonderful text to use when talking about our call to love one another. We are not holy because of anything we do. We are holy because God is holy. The directives that are offered in this passage do …

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Feb 04

6th Sunday After the Epiphany (Year A)

Worship Ideas Deuteronomy 30:15-20 reminds us that God has given us the freedom to choose – either that which gives life or that which does not. In what ways do you (and your congregation) choose life? In what ways do you (and your congregation) choose death? The suggested reading of Sirach 15:15-20 pairs well with the reading from Deuteronomy (and, …

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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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