Tag Archive: Benediction

Aug 26

15th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

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Worship Ideas The reading from Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 directs us to “show hospitality to strangers”.  How does your congregation demonstrate real hospitality to visitors (as well as to members)?  For example: can everyone participate in Communion — is your bread gluten-free (for those with allergies) and your wine un-fermented (for recovering alcoholics)? Are there “angels” that …

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Jul 05

8th Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas There are probably a lot of people who are not familiar with what a plumb line is.  If you are preaching on the Amos 7:7-17 passage, be sure to have some sort of visual aid available. In Psalm 82, God asks “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked?”  Is …

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Jun 20

5th Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The Gospel lesson (Luke 8:26-39) could be acted out by kids/youth/adults.  Simple “costumes” could be used, too: chains (for the demoniac), using either real metal chains or a paper chain; pink pig ears and nose, made from headbands and construction paper and part of a cardboard tube; and bathrobe (for Jesus and the demoniac, …

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Jul 22

9th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 17B] – Words for Worship (Year B)

</body> Call to Worship (inspired by John 6:1-21) Here, we gather to hear the Word. Here, we gather to experience the wonder of God’s grace. Let us give thanks to the Lord who provides so abundantly! Together, let us worship God! Prayer of Confession (adapted from Psalm 14) Those who are foolish say in their hearts …

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Jun 12

3rd Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 11B] – Words for Worship (Year B)

</body> Call to Worship (inspired by 1 Samuel 16:4-5) How do you come to worship today? We come with peace to this place. Why have you come to worship today? We come to present ourselves to the Lord – to offer ourselves as living sacrifices to the God who called us. Come, and let us …

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Apr 02

Easter Sunday – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24) Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Give thanks to the Lord, for the Lord is good; God’s steadfast love endures forever! God’s steadfast love endures forever! The Lord is our strength and might; today, the Lord has become our salvation! The stone that the builders rejected …

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