Tag Archive: Dramatic Reading

Mar 26

5th Sunday in Lent (Year A)

Worship Ideas Most of us think of the Ezekiel 37:1-14 passage being read on Pentecost Sunday, but the life-giving work of the Spirit is not limited to only one day per year. You may want to teach the children the song “Dem Bones” during the Children’s Moment. Psalm 130 could be read aloud in unison, serving …

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Mar 25

4th Sunday in Lent (Year A)

Worship Ideas 1 Samuel 16:1-13 is a story of hope. God does not only call the biggest and strongest and or oldest among us: God often calls those whom the world may otherwise overlook. Are there people or groups in your congregation that are often overlooked? Celebrate the gifts that they bring and offer a …

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Mar 17

3rd Sunday in Lent (Year A)

Worship Ideas If you are preaching on Exodus 17:1-7, and you have the space and materials to do it, display a water fountain in the front of your worship space that features water that comes out of a rock. If you don’t have access to a pre-made fountain, you may be able to construct one …

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Mar 09

2nd Sunday in Lent (Year A)

Worship Ideas Genesis 12:1-4a speaks of God blessing Abram. Use those verses as the inspiration for a service of blessing and dedication. You could say special prayers of blessing over anyone and everyone (and everything, really). Psalm 121 brings a much-needed word of hope to many of the people in our pews. Invite the congregation to …

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Dec 16

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day (Year A)

I have posted about the various Nativity of the Lord readings in previous posts. The one that I posted last year has a plethora of ideas, as well as links to other posts that could be helpful.  You can also find liturgy suggestions from previous years here. Worship Ideas Celebrating that the Light of the …

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Oct 21

23rd Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The Joel 2:23-32 reading makes mention of grain and wine and oil.  Decorate your worship space with overflowing containers of grains, bottles/carafes of wine, and bottles/bowls of oil. Psalm 65 could be read after the Prayer of Confession and Declaration of Forgiveness — use it as an ascription of praise, reading it in …

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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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Mar 15

Passion Sunday (Year C)

I wrote about Passion Sunday last year (Year B), and you will want to see those notes – especially since the Isaiah, Psalm, and Philippians readings are the same as they were last year.  You can read those notes by clicking here. Isaiah 50:4-9a Common English Bible and NRSV For a dramatic presentation of this …

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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 12

1st Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Common English Bible and NRSV I’m not sure that people think about stewardship during Lent, but this scripture certainly lends itself to having the conversation.  We are told to take some of our “first fruits” and offer them to the Lord.  It doesn’t matter how much “fruit” has been produced — it matters …

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