Tag Archive: Genesis

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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May 13

Pentecost Sunday (Year C)

You will likely want to look at the resources that were posted last year, since some of the readings are the same.  You can find the lectionary reflections and ideas here, and the liturgy is available here. Acts 2:1-21 Common English Bible and NRSV Find (or make) recordings of wind noises, and play them while …

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Feb 18

2nd Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Common English Bible and NRSV Abram is impatient.  He is aware of the promise that God has made to him regarding an heir, but he isn’t certain that God is going to keep up the divine end of the bargain.  Indeed, Abram criticizes God for not doing things according to his (Abram’s) …

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Mar 01

Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday (Year B)

On March 4, 2012, the Presbyterian Church (USA) honors the many gifts of women by participating in “Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday”.  This is a wonderful opportunity to lift up issues of women’s rights, as well as draw attention to the role of women in the church, community, and world. There are liturgical materials …

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Feb 24

2nd Sunday in Lent (Year B)

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Another Sunday in Lent, and another covenant made by God.  This time, the covenant is made between God and Abram/Abraham, promising fruitfulness in this generation and all those who follow. Abraham is told that he will be the ancestor of a multitude of nations, and I think it is safe to say …

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Feb 23

1st Sunday in Lent (Year B)

Genesis 9:8-17 This is (hopefully) familiar text, in which God makes a covenant with creation.  This particular covenant is “sealed” with the sign of the rainbow. We may not always be able to see a rainbow, but God always does.  Think about it.  It doesn’t matter the size of the storm – God is always …

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Dec 30

Baptism of the Lord Sunday (Year B) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (based on Genesis 1:1-5 and Mark 1:4-11) In the beginning of God’s creating, the Spirit of the Lord swept over the unsettled and unorganized chaos and spoke: “Let there be light!” At the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, the Spirit of the Lord broke through the unsettled and unorganized wilderness and spoke: “This …

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Dec 28

Baptism of the Lord Sunday – Year B

Genesis 1:1-5 Go to your favorite party supply store and get some glow sticks (or glow bracelets, necklaces, etc) – specifically, I’m thinking of the kind that you have to “crack” to activate the stuff inside that glows.  When you read this passage (perhaps as a Call to Worship), have people all around the worship …

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