Tag Archive: 1 Corinthians

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 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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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 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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Jan 26

4th Sunday after Epiphany (Year C)

Jeremiah 1:4-10 Common English Bible and NRSV Where are the young prophets in our midst?  Are we listening to/for their voices?  What makes us think that we will like or agree with what they say? If you are featuring this reading, you could design the service to celebrate and honor the young people in your congregation …

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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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