Tag Archive: Lent

Mar 26

5th Sunday in Lent (Year A)

Worship Ideas Most of us think of the Ezekiel 37:1-14 passage being read on Pentecost Sunday, but the life-giving work of the Spirit is not limited to only one day per year. You may want to teach the children the song “Dem Bones” during the Children’s Moment. Psalm 130 could be read aloud in unison, serving …

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Mar 17

3rd Sunday in Lent (Year A)

Worship Ideas If you are preaching on Exodus 17:1-7, and you have the space and materials to do it, display a water fountain in the front of your worship space that features water that comes out of a rock. If you don’t have access to a pre-made fountain, you may be able to construct one …

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Mar 08

Lent…

My apologies, worship leaders. I was simply not able to post anything this week. It is not my intent to give up the blog for Lent! It is my hope that the blog posts will resume this week. Peace to all this season, Amy

Feb 24

Ash Wednesday (Year A)

Worship Ideas Let’s be honest: the RCL readings for Ash Wednesday are the same every year.  If you are anything like me, you may be feeling as though you have already tried everything and said everything.  Trust me, though — you haven’t.  There are still plenty of things to say and plenty of things to try. …

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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 15

Passion Sunday (Year C) – Words for Worship

Prayer of Confession (inspired by Luke 22:14-23:56) O Welcoming Lord, who brings us together in community, have mercy on us. O Providing Lord, who feeds us all at the Table, have mercy on us. O Servant Lord, who shows us the path to follow in faith, have mercy on us. O Holy Lord, who prays …

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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 15

Palm Sunday (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29) Hosanna, Lord Jesus! Hosanna!  Save us, we pray! Blessed is God’s Son, who comes in God’s Holy Name. We will raise our voices in a song of thanksgiving, for God’s steadfast love never ends! Prayer of Confession (inspired by Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29) Lord, your love bears all …

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Mar 15

Palm Sunday (Year C)

I have written about Palm Sunday before, so you may want to check out my previous posts: A Few Notes About Palm Sunday, Palm Sunday (Year B), and Palm Sunday – Words for Worship (Year B). Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 Common English Bible and NRSV If you can find a musical setting for this psalm, sing …

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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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