Tag Archive: Isaiah

Nov 12

26th Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas Since the Isaiah 65:17-25 reading talks about building houses, why not collect supplies for a building project?  Or, write words of blessing on 2×4 beams that can be used in a new house. The Isaiah 65:17-25 reading is also about peace and peaceful living.  The text talks about wolves and lambs feeding together and lions …

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Aug 12

13th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas It may not be All Saints Sunday, but this would be a good day to celebrate the “saints” of your congregation – especially if you are reading Hebrews 11:29-12:2.  Create a “cloud of witnesses” by printing pictures of those who have been an inspiration in your congregation and arranging them in a cloud-like shape …

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Aug 05

12th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The Luke 12:32-40 passage includes the phrase “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”, which is often used when talking about stewardship.  You may want to use this as an opportunity to talk about things like estate planning and/or stewardship of time and talents. If you are talking about “treasure”, you …

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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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Mar 12

5th Sunday in Lent (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship The Lord makes a way through the rough waters of life. God provides us with fresh starts and new paths to journey together. Behold!  God is doing a new thing! We will celebrate God’s new creations in our midst! Prayer of Confession God of Grace, we confess that we are guilty of …

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Mar 12

5th Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Isaiah 43:16-21 Common English Bible and NRSV When it seems as though there is no way, God makes a way. Use blue fabric to simulate the “mighty waters” in your worship space, and use large river rocks (or paper/cardboard cutouts in the shape of large stepping-stones) to create a path. Use rough, brown and tan …

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Feb 22

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

Call to Worship (based on Isaiah 55:1-9) We come to the Font because we are thirsty. We come to the Table because we are hungry. True satisfaction is found only in our Lord. Let us seek the Lord together and call upon his name. Prayer of Confession (inspired by Isaiah 55:1-9 and Psalm 63:1-8) O …

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Feb 22

3rd Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Isaiah 55:1-9 Common English Bible and NRSV For those who celebrate Communion, this text can be used as an invitation to the Table. All of this talk of thirst and hunger can serve as inspiration for food-related ministries. Collect items for a food pantry. Help out at a food pantry, stocking shelves or cleaning. Do …

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Feb 11

Ash Wednesday (Year C)

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Common English Bible and NRSV The first several verses of this passage foreshadow the darkness and earthquakes of Good Friday. You could use your sanctuary lighting to help illustrate the text: begin with the lights dimmed, and gradually increase the lighting as you approach the Assurance of Pardon. Will your congregation be …

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