Tag Archive: John

Apr 29

6th Sunday of Easter (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (inspired by Psalm 67) Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Sing and be glad, O people of God! Let all the nations praise the Lord with joy! Prayer of Confession (inspired by John 14:23-29) Holy God, we confess that we are reluctant to let go of our fears and worries.  We …

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Apr 29

6th Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Acts 16:9-15 Common English Bible and NRSV We are called to share the Good News in all sorts of places with all sorts of people.  Wherever people are gathered, there is an opportunity for us to experience God in our midst.  Where do people gather in your community?  How could you meet with people there to share …

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Apr 22

5th Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Acts 11:1-18 Common English Bible and NRSV We don’t like it when other believers don’t look like us (or sound like us, or eat like us, or sing like us, or pray like us…). But, here’s the thing: God doesn’t make any distinctions between us, and we are supposed to treat one another as God treats …

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Apr 14

4th Sunday of Easter (Year C) – Words for Worship

You may want to use some of the materials that were suggested for the 4th Sunday of Easter (Year B), too – you can see them here. Call to Worship (inspired by Psalm 23) Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! The Good Shepherd walks with us and provides for our needs. All that is good and …

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Apr 14

4th Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Acts 9:36-43 Common English Bible and NRSV This text can easily be presented as a dramatic reading.  Kids and youth may really enjoy pantomiming the scripture as it is read. Some women’s circle groups in churches are called “Dorcas Circles” or “Tabitha Circles”.  Use this Sunday as an opportunity to honor the women and women’s …

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Apr 09

3rd Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Acts 9:1-6, (7-20) Common English Bible and NRSV What would it sound like when someone is “breathing threats and murder”?  What would that feel like in that person’s throat / mouth / soul? Saul loved the Lord, and was convinced that the Way that he followed was the only Way.  How do we do this …

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Apr 01

2nd Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Acts 5:27-32 Common English Bible and NRSV It may be helpful to identify the “them” in this passage when you read it.  (Pronouns at the start of pericopies are such fun, aren’t they?)  The first “they” refers to the captain of the temple guard and his guards.  The second “they” refers to the apostles. The …

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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 16

Maundy Thursday (Year C)

I wrote several suggestions and reflections last year (Year B), and the readings are the same this year (Year C).  Click here to check it out. Also, there are liturgy suggestions here. Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 Common English Bible and NRSV “Paint” the door frames of your worship space red (to simulate the blood painted …

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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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