Tag Archive: Hebrews

Sep 28

21st Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 29B] – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (inspired by Hebrews 5:1-10) Christ Jesus prayed to the Almighty, and his prayers were heard. Our Lord followed God faithfully, trusting the Creator in all things. Today, we lift up our prayers to the Almighty, believing that our prayers will be heard. We will follow God, knowing that Christ Jesus will guide our …

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Sep 28

21st Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 29B] (Year B)

Job 38:1-7, (34-41) In a follow-up to Job’s complaints in last week’s lesson, God answers with a healthy dose of holy sarcasm.  This is a passage that begs to be read in anything other than a monotone.  God has attitude, and it should be presented that way. One of the “themes” that seems to run …

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Sep 25

20th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 28B] (Year B)

Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Have you ever wanted to confront God like Job dreams of doing?  To what questions would you demand answers?  Do you think it is possible to “reason with” the Almighty? There is a beautiful, almost “edgy” and “raw” quality to Eugene Peterson’s version of this in The Message.  Plus, I actually prefer the …

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Sep 24

19th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 27B] (Year B)

Job 1:1, 2:1-10 Please note that Job was from the land of Uz…not the land of Oz. Even as Satan inflicts Job with sickness, God is still in charge. Two Sundays past, we read about the wise woman (described in Proverbs).  This week, Job’s wife seems intent on presenting us with the opposite.  I would …

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Mar 26

Good Friday – Words for Worship (Year B)

The following prayers and other worship elements were written for use in a Service of Scripture and Prayer.  Hymns would be included following the Prayer of the Day, Second Reading, Silent Meditation, and Litany for Good Friday.  I suggest using hymns that are meditative in nature (such as those written by the Taize community). Call …

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Mar 12

5th Sunday in Lent (Year B)

Jeremiah 31:31-34 In this new covenant that God makes with the people, it is God who acts.  The text doesn’t say that “YOU will put the law within YOURSELVES”; and yet, I think we often read it as if it does say that.  God says “I will put MY law within them.”  God’s the One …

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Dec 09

Christmas Day (Year B)

Isaiah 62:6-12 This is a wonderful passage to read while you are processing into the worship space – perhaps while candles are being lit, the Bible is carried into the sanctuary, the Table is prepared for Communion, or the figure of the Christ-child is placed in the Nativity. I like the NRSV, but I appreciate the real readability …

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