Tag Archive: Exodus

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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Feb 19

Transfiguration Sunday (Year A)

Worship Ideas The Revised Common Lectionary readings for this Sunday are full of imagery that you may want to feature in your worship display: bright clouds, devouring fire, tablets of stone, and broken pottery. Exodus 24:12-18 tells us of Moses’ encounter with the Almighty on Mount Sinai. Create your own cloud to “cover” your sanctuary …

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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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Jan 29

Transfiguration Sunday (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (inspired by Exodus 34:29-35) We are here to meet the Holy One. We are here to witness the glory of the Lord. Our faces will shine with a God-given brightness, reflecting the goodness of the Almighty! We will not hide our faces.  We will shine with the light of Christ! Prayer of …

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Jan 29

Transfiguration Sunday (Year C)

Exodus 34:29-35 Common English Bible and NRSV Moses returns from meeting God face to…well…”face”.  As it turns out, the glory of God is so brilliant that Moses’ face literally shines from the encounter.  Since the people are afraid of Moses’ new “glow”, he decides to wear a veil – thus muting the impact of the …

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Mar 26

Maundy Thursday (Year B)

Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 This passage gives us the history of the Passover meal.  While most folks will (most likely) not focus on this passage during this service, it does provide a background for the Passover festival.  It also describes another way in which God has provided both guidance and protection for the Children of …

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Mar 01

3rd Sunday in Lent – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (refers to Psalm 19) The heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies proclaim the works of God’s hands. May our faces shine, reflecting God’s love; may our actions preach the Good News. Let our words and thoughts be pleasing to the Lord. Let us worship the Holy One, who is our strength and savior! …

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Feb 29

3rd Sunday in Lent (Year B)

Exodus 20:1-17 Let’s face it – you could present an entire sermon series on this text!  And, let’s not forget the fact that these words are some of the most familiar, too – which often means that we don’t really listen to the words.  One way to help us really hear scriptures like this is to …

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Oct 12

Words for Worship – 18th Sunday After Pentecost

Call to Worship (adapted from Exodus 33:18-19) The goodness of the Lord passes before us;      The name of the Holy One is proclaimed for all to hear. God is gracious and merciful to whomever God chooses;      Show us your glory, O Lord, we pray! Prayer of Confession (based on 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10) God of …

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