Tag Archive: Galatians

Jun 30

7th Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The Jordan River is said to be a muddy river.  Have a bowl of muddy water in your worship display.  It could be an interesting visual if you are preaching on 2 Kings 5:1-14.  Would you want to wash in that water?  What if Jesus said that – by doing so – you would …

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Jun 21

6th Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas Does your congregation work with a local food pantry or soup kitchen?  Inspired by the “fruits of the Spirit” in Galatians 5, invite the congregation to collect fresh fruits or canned fruits that can be given to the pantry or distributed at a soup kitchen. What symbols can you think of that remind …

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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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Jun 10

4th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas In the Luke 7:36-8:3 reading, Jesus tells a parable about a creditor who cancels the debts for both of his debtors.  Use this as the inspiration for a congregational challenge: pay for someone else’s meal or gas/petrol or groceries this week.  Encourage the congregation to randomly pay someone else’s bill – not because they …

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May 28

2nd Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39 Common English Bible and NRSV The people of Israel are faced with a choice, and I can’t help getting Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” stuck in my head (with the chorus saying “You can blow with this, or you can blow with that.”). This text practically begs to be presented in …

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Dec 21

1st Sunday After Christmas – Year B

Isaiah 61:10-62:3 This is such a great passage to kick-off a new calendar year – praising God for the amazing, wonderful gift of salvation! How will we lift our voices (and “not keep silent”)?  How will we stay awake (and “not rest”)? If you are using this passage as your focus, there are decor ideas …

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