Category Archive: Year B

Nov 19

Advent / Christmas Materials

While new materials for Advent and Christmas are in the process of being written, I thought it would be good to post some links to a few of the materials that were previously published by The Worship Closet (so you can have all the links in one spot): Advent Candlelighting Liturgy Longest Night / Blue …

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Nov 19

Christ the King / Reign of Christ Sunday (Year B) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (based on Revelation 1:4-8) Grace and peace be yours, from the One who is, was, and is to come! All glory, honor, and power belong to Christ Almighty – now and forever! Let us praise our Lord, who loves us. Let us praise our Lord, who frees us from our sins. Prayer …

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Nov 18

Christ the King / Reign of Christ Sunday (Year B)

2 Samuel 23:1-7 How would you describe God?  What images would you use to describe the Holy One?  Invite the congregation to share their descriptions of God – perhaps writing them on a large sheet of craft paper or a chalkboard or dry-erase board. You may want to illustrate your reading of this passage by …

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Nov 10

25th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 33B] – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (adapted from 1 Samuel 2:1-10) There is only one Holy One of God; God is the foundation on which we build our lives. The Lord strengthens the weak and encourages the weary. Our Savior provides for any who are in need and makes room at the table for all. Prayer of Confession (inspired …

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Nov 10

25th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 33B] (Year B)

1 Samuel 1:4-20 After considering Ruth for the past 2 weeks, we are introduced to another strong female: Hannah. Hannah is bullied by her “rival”, Peninnah (Elkanah’s other wife).  Bullying is a huge issue these days – so why not talk about it?  Kids and youth (and adults) may relate to the deep distress that …

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Nov 02

24th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 32B] – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (inspired by Psalm 127) With God as the architect, our structures will be sound. With the Holy One watching over us, we will know real security. Let every generation place their trust in the Lord! Let us praise the name of the Lord together! Prayer of Confession (inspired by Mark 12:38-44) We …

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Nov 02

24th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 32B] (Year B)

Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 We are all looking for “security” these days, aren’t we?  There are locks for our doors, virus protection for our computers, and even software that guards against identity theft.  In what ways are you – or your congregation or community – seeking some security? Security doesn’t come easily.  For Ruth, she had …

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Oct 28

23rd Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 31B] – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (based on Psalm 146) Praise the Lord with sounds of singing! Praise the Holy One, in whom we place our trust! The One who made heaven and earth also sets the captives free. The One who opens the eyes of the blind also watches over the orphaned and the lonely. Praise the …

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Oct 28

23rd Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 31B] (Year B)

Ruth 1:1-18 Ruth is a fascinating figure.  She is determined and forward-thinking – qualities that every Christian should strive to have. Naomi is a pretty interesting figure, too.  She is compassionate and brave – again, qualities that we all should strive to have.  Curious why I say that Naomi is brave?  She urges her daughters-in-law to go …

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Oct 22

22nd Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 30B] – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (based on Mark 10:46-52) Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us! We gather to worship the One who has the power to heal Creation. Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us! We gather to ask the Lord to restore our vision. Prayer of Confession (inspired by Job 42:1-6) Lord, we …

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