Tag Archive: Holiday Services

Apr 01

Palm Sunday (Year A)

Worship Ideas I have posted ideas and suggestions for Palm Sunday in other years, so you will want to check out those posts: Palm Sunday (Year B) ideas Palm Sunday (Year B) liturgy suggestions Palm Sunday (Year C) ideas Palm Sunday (Year C) liturgy suggestions The Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 reading is used every year on …

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Dec 23

1st Sunday after Christmas (Year A)

Worship Ideas If you have not enjoyed a “carol sing” at your church yet, this is a great Sunday to do so. What a wonderful (and easy) way to “praise the Lord” (as the psalmist sings in Psalm 148)! Isaiah 63:7-9 invites us to “recount the gracious deeds of the Lord”. Since this is the …

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Dec 16

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day (Year A)

I have posted about the various Nativity of the Lord readings in previous posts. The one that I posted last year has a plethora of ideas, as well as links to other posts that could be helpful.  You can also find liturgy suggestions from previous years here. Worship Ideas Celebrating that the Light of the …

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Nov 20

Words for Worship – Advent Candlelighting (Year A)

First Sunday of Advent (Peace – based on Isaiah 2:1-5) Come and gather, O People of God! Let us gather at the House of the Lord! We await the Word, who will lead all nations. We await the One who will guide us in Peace. Let us – in peace – kindle the light of …

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Mar 19

Easter Sunday (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Sing out your glad song of “Alleluia! Alleluia!” Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Prayer of Confession Holy God, by your power and grace you raised Christ Jesus from death, giving us the incredible gift of …

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Mar 19

Easter Sunday (Year C)

Acts 10:34-43 Common English Bible and NRSV God does not play favorites – why do we? Do you have a cross decorating your worship space?  Cover the cross in symbols of hope and resurrection: things like flowers and butterflies. You may want to use live flowers or artificial ones.  You could also use paper cutouts or …

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Mar 15

Passion Sunday (Year C)

I wrote about Passion Sunday last year (Year B), and you will want to see those notes – especially since the Isaiah, Psalm, and Philippians readings are the same as they were last year.  You can read those notes by clicking here. Isaiah 50:4-9a Common English Bible and NRSV For a dramatic presentation of this …

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Dec 18

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day (Year C) – Words for Worship

Prayer of Confession (inspired by Isaiah 9:2-7) Mighty God, we confess that we have walked in darkness for too long.  We carry the yoke of guilt and we have felt the sting of the rod of sin and oppression.  Wonderful Counselor, guide us to walk in your light.  Free us from our burdens, and establish …

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Dec 18

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day (Year C)

There is a multitude of readings that you can use for Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day.  I have posted about each of these before, so you will want to check out those posts (I have links below).  Meanwhile, here are a few new ideas: Nativity of the Lord – Proper I Previously posted ideas for …

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Dec 10

3rd Sunday of Advent (Year C)

Zephaniah 3:14-20 Focusing on this text?  Today would be a great day to have a hymn-sing during worship. You may want to learn all of those Advent hymns that are in your hymnal that you haven’t tried singing yet. You could start out by singing Advent hymns (either learning new ones, or singing the congregation’s …

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