Category Archive: Lent

Mar 15

Palm Sunday (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29) Hosanna, Lord Jesus! Hosanna!  Save us, we pray! Blessed is God’s Son, who comes in God’s Holy Name. We will raise our voices in a song of thanksgiving, for God’s steadfast love never ends! Prayer of Confession (inspired by Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29) Lord, your love bears all …

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Mar 15

Palm Sunday (Year C)

I have written about Palm Sunday before, so you may want to check out my previous posts: A Few Notes About Palm Sunday, Palm Sunday (Year B), and Palm Sunday – Words for Worship (Year B). Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 Common English Bible and NRSV If you can find a musical setting for this psalm, sing …

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Mar 12

5th Sunday in Lent (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship The Lord makes a way through the rough waters of life. God provides us with fresh starts and new paths to journey together. Behold!  God is doing a new thing! We will celebrate God’s new creations in our midst! Prayer of Confession God of Grace, we confess that we are guilty of …

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Mar 12

5th Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Isaiah 43:16-21 Common English Bible and NRSV When it seems as though there is no way, God makes a way. Use blue fabric to simulate the “mighty waters” in your worship space, and use large river rocks (or paper/cardboard cutouts in the shape of large stepping-stones) to create a path. Use rough, brown and tan …

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Mar 03

4th Sunday in Lent (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (inspired by Joshua 5:9-12) Roll away our sin, O Lord. Remove the stain of our sin. Feed us with your Word, Providing God. Nourish us with the fruits of your grace. Prayer of Confession (inspired by Psalm 32) O Lord, for too long we have tried to hide our sin from you. …

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Mar 03

4th Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Joshua 5:9-12 Common English Bible and NRSV The imagery of God “rolling away” the disgrace could be fun to explore.  Label a large workout/exercise ball or a large beach ball with the word “Disgrace” (or “sin” or “shame”, etc).  Invite people (kids would like this) to help God roll it out of the worship space. …

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Feb 22

3rd Sunday in Lent (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (based on Isaiah 55:1-9) We come to the Font because we are thirsty. We come to the Table because we are hungry. True satisfaction is found only in our Lord. Let us seek the Lord together and call upon his name. Prayer of Confession (inspired by Isaiah 55:1-9 and Psalm 63:1-8) O …

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Feb 22

3rd Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Isaiah 55:1-9 Common English Bible and NRSV For those who celebrate Communion, this text can be used as an invitation to the Table. All of this talk of thirst and hunger can serve as inspiration for food-related ministries. Collect items for a food pantry. Help out at a food pantry, stocking shelves or cleaning. Do …

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Feb 18

2nd Sunday in Lent (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (based on Psalm 27) Let the light shine and drive out all fear! The grace of the Lord is our shelter and strength. Come!  Let us seek the Lord! Lead us, O God, and teach us your ways. Prayer of Confession (based on Philippians 3:17-4:1) Guiding Lord, you call us to follow you …

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Feb 18

2nd Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Common English Bible and NRSV Abram is impatient.  He is aware of the promise that God has made to him regarding an heir, but he isn’t certain that God is going to keep up the divine end of the bargain.  Indeed, Abram criticizes God for not doing things according to his (Abram’s) …

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