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Mar 08


My apologies, worship leaders. I was simply not able to post anything this week. It is not my intent to give up the blog for Lent! It is my hope that the blog posts will resume this week. Peace to all this season, Amy

Nov 25

First Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Worship Ideas The Isaiah 2:1-5 reading is wonderful to use if your “theme” for the First Sunday of Advent is “Peace”. Create ornaments in the shape of peace signs to decorate your Christmas trees and/or distribute to home-bound members/friends. Psalm 122 is a friendly, welcoming psalm to use to usher in the Advent season. What …

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Nov 20

Words for Worship – Advent Candlelighting (Year A)

First Sunday of Advent (Peace – based on Isaiah 2:1-5) Come and gather, O People of God! Let us gather at the House of the Lord! We await the Word, who will lead all nations. We await the One who will guide us in Peace. Let us – in peace – kindle the light of …

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Sep 30

20th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas With all of the negative things that we see and hear in the news every day, the Lamentations 3:19-26 passage offers us an important reminder to stay focused on the positive gifts that God gives us every moment.  Create a collage of positive words, phrases, and pictures to decorate your worship space. The …

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Mar 19

Easter Sunday (Year C)

Acts 10:34-43 Common English Bible and NRSV God does not play favorites – why do we? Do you have a cross decorating your worship space?  Cover the cross in symbols of hope and resurrection: things like flowers and butterflies. You may want to use live flowers or artificial ones.  You could also use paper cutouts or …

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Mar 16

Maundy Thursday (Year C)

I wrote several suggestions and reflections last year (Year B), and the readings are the same this year (Year C).  Click here to check it out. Also, there are liturgy suggestions here. Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 Common English Bible and NRSV “Paint” the door frames of your worship space red (to simulate the blood painted …

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Feb 11

Ash Wednesday (Year C)

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Common English Bible and NRSV The first several verses of this passage foreshadow the darkness and earthquakes of Good Friday. You could use your sanctuary lighting to help illustrate the text: begin with the lights dimmed, and gradually increase the lighting as you approach the Assurance of Pardon. Will your congregation be …

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Jan 21

3rd Sunday after Epiphany (Year C)

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Common English Bible and NRSV This may be the inspiration for how it is that some congregations bring the Word into the worship space.  Even if your tradition does not typically have a formal procession to bring the Bible into the sanctuary, it could be interesting to do so today. The …

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Jan 14

2nd Sunday After Epiphany (Year C)

Isaiah 62:1-5 “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent…”  If you want to present this scripture lesson in a daring and dramatic way, why not read it using a bullhorn or a megaphone? You may want to use a crown and/or diadem in your worship display. The Lord tells us that we “shall be …

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Jan 08

My Apologies…No Posts This Week

My apologies, friends…  I am simply not able to post this week.  My hope is that I will be back up and running – and maybe even ahead of the game – next week. If you are looking for specific ideas, please contact me via the comments and/or the Worship Closet Facebook page.  Also, please …

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