Tag Archive: Lent

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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Mar 03

4th Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Joshua 5:9-12 Common English Bible and NRSV The imagery of God “rolling away” the disgrace could be fun to explore.  Label a large workout/exercise ball or a large beach ball with the word “Disgrace” (or “sin” or “shame”, etc).  Invite people (kids would like this) to help God roll it out of the worship space. …

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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 18

2nd Sunday in Lent (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (based on Psalm 27) Let the light shine and drive out all fear! The grace of the Lord is our shelter and strength. Come!  Let us seek the Lord! Lead us, O God, and teach us your ways. Prayer of Confession (based on Philippians 3:17-4:1) Guiding Lord, you call us to follow you …

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Feb 18

2nd Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Common English Bible and NRSV Abram is impatient.  He is aware of the promise that God has made to him regarding an heir, but he isn’t certain that God is going to keep up the divine end of the bargain.  Indeed, Abram criticizes God for not doing things according to his (Abram’s) …

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Feb 12

1st Sunday in Lent (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (adapted from Deuteronomy 26:1-11) Here, we come into the presence of the Lord. Today, we declare that we will claim what has been promised by our God. Here, we bring our offerings from the gifts we have received. Today, we thank the Almighty for all we have been given; and we vow …

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Feb 12

1st Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Common English Bible and NRSV I’m not sure that people think about stewardship during Lent, but this scripture certainly lends itself to having the conversation.  We are told to take some of our “first fruits” and offer them to the Lord.  It doesn’t matter how much “fruit” has been produced — it matters …

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Feb 11

Ash Wednesday – Words for Worship (Year C)

Rev. Jessica Harren (thanks, Pastor Jessica!) wrote this litany for use on either Ash Wednesday (or the First Sunday in Lent) to “put away the alleluias” for the season. It suggests that you have a banner that proclaims “Alleluia”. If you don’t have one already, you can easily make one — or, you could make a …

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Mar 26

Good Friday – Words for Worship (Year B)

The following prayers and other worship elements were written for use in a Service of Scripture and Prayer.  Hymns would be included following the Prayer of the Day, Second Reading, Silent Meditation, and Litany for Good Friday.  I suggest using hymns that are meditative in nature (such as those written by the Taize community). Call …

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