Tag Archive: Dramatic Reading

Dec 17

4th Sunday of Advent (Year C)

Micah 5:2-5a In a world that often seems to be so lacking in “peace”, it is a hopeful message to hear God’s promise of “the one of peace”. How does God feed us (the flock) “in the strength of the Lord”? You may want to decorate your worship space with peace symbols. You could create a collage …

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Aug 13

12th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 20B] (Year B)

1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 Without much fanfare, we transition from the life and reign of David to the life and reign of Solomon. This is a really interesting story that is not familiar to most folks.  Solomon is given the opportunity of a lifetime when God says, “Ask what I should give you.”  This rare …

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May 09

6th Sunday of Easter – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 98) Sing to the Lord! Sing out with a song that has never before been heard! Sing a song of thanksgiving to the God who surprises us with marvelous creations everyday. Let us worship the Lord together with songs and shouts of joyous praise!   John 15:9-17 – A Creative Reading (This …

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Mar 19

Passion Sunday (Year B)

Isaiah 50:4-9a These words may have been said by the prophet, but they could have been said by Jesus. Of course, these words could have been said by a multitude of civil rights activists and other revolutionaries in the history of the world, too.  Can you imagine people like Martin Luther King, Jr. saying these …

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Mar 05

4th Sunday in Lent (Year B)

Numbers 21:4-9 Ok.  Let’s face it.  This is a weird text.  It usually leaves people (including pastors) scratching their heads and wondering why we have such a bizarre story in our Bible (though, I would argue that it isn’t the strangest tale found in our scriptures).  And yet, it is referenced in the text which contains (perhaps) the …

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Oct 26

Words for Worship – 20th Sunday after Pentecost

A Dramatic Reading of Psalm 107:1-9, 35-37 (NRSV) **Please note: words in italics are to be read expressively, letting the meaning of the word dictate how it is to be read.  Directions/suggestions regarding action or pacing are provided in brackets and not meant to be read aloud.** O give thanks to the LORD, for he …

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