Tag Archive: Jeremiah

Dec 31

2nd Sunday After Christmas (Year A)

Worship Ideas The Jeremiah 31:7-14 text could be used as the basis of a service of healing and reconciliation. Offer prayerful blessings for each and every member and friend of your congregation, inspired by the psalmist’s words in Psalm 147:12-20 that God “blesses your children within you”. What will we give birth to this year …

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Oct 13

22nd Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas Jeremiah 31:27-34 mentions that the hardships of one generation effect the generation that follows — and this is compared to parents eating sour grapes and the children’s teeth being set on edge.  Consider using grapes in your worship display.  If you want people to experience the Word in a different way, make it …

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Oct 06

21st Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 is a powerful word of hope for people who find themselves living in a period of “exile”.  God tells us to transform our places of exile by living and thriving where we have been planted.  Use this as an opportunity to talk about how your church is transforming exiles — perhaps …

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Sep 16

18th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The reading from 1 Timothy 2:1-7 could be used as the basis of a service that is centered around prayer practices. It could be tempting to read Psalm 79:1-9 as if we have never been guilty of any of the sins described by the psalmist – pretending that only “other people/nations” are guilty. Use this reading …

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Sep 02

16th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas Inspired by Psalm 139: Do you have people in your congregation who know how to knit? Invite them to teach some basic knitting skills to the congregation.  This could be a fun way to encourage a prayer shawl ministry… Inspired by Jeremiah 18: Are there any potters in your congregation (or community)?  Invite …

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Aug 19

14th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

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Worship Ideas Use the Call/Commissioning of  Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:4-10 as inspiration for a blessing of the kids who are starting school this year.  God chooses us all to do amazing things (indeed, even the simplest of tasks can be amazing when God is involved) — it is a great time to remind kids (and …

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Jan 26

4th Sunday after Epiphany (Year C)

Jeremiah 1:4-10 Common English Bible and NRSV Where are the young prophets in our midst?  Are we listening to/for their voices?  What makes us think that we will like or agree with what they say? If you are featuring this reading, you could design the service to celebrate and honor the young people in your congregation …

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Nov 25

1st Sunday of Advent (Year C)

Jeremiah 33:14-16 If you are looking to start a new tradition during Advent, you may want to set up a “Jesse Tree” in your worship space.  It is a wonderful expression of hope and expectation, which makes it perfect for Advent. As I am writing this, there is a great deal of unrest in the …

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Nov 21

Words for Worship – Advent Candlelighting (Year C)

The prayers included for each day can be read by the leader or read in unison – whichever fits your context best.  All scripture quotes are taken from the NRSV. First Sunday of Advent  (Promise — Uses Jeremiah 33:14-16) Advent is here, and the wait for the birth of the Christ has begun As we light the …

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Mar 12

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

Call to Worship (inspired by Jeremiah 31:31-34) The Lord is making a new covenant with the people of God. Here in this place, Christ writes the law of love on our hearts. We are children of the living God. Together, let us worship the Lord of Love!   Prayer of Confession (inspired by John 12:20-33) …

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