Tag Archive: Luke

Jul 21

10th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The reading from Hosea 1:2-10 is not the easiest to preach.  If you are wanting to try something a little different, you could try preaching it from the point of view of the prophet’s wife or children (or another family member who is trying to understand what is going on). Take time to …

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Jul 05

9th Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The Colossians 1:15-28 reading tells us that Jesus is “the image of the invisible God”.  Decorate your worship space with a variety of Jesus icons.  Or – better yet – create your own in worship! Looking for an interesting resource related to the Luke 10:38-42 passage?  You should check out God’s Favorite Place …

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Jul 05

8th Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas There are probably a lot of people who are not familiar with what a plumb line is.  If you are preaching on the Amos 7:7-17 passage, be sure to have some sort of visual aid available. In Psalm 82, God asks “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked?”  Is …

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Jun 30

7th Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The Jordan River is said to be a muddy river.  Have a bowl of muddy water in your worship display.  It could be an interesting visual if you are preaching on 2 Kings 5:1-14.  Would you want to wash in that water?  What if Jesus said that – by doing so – you would …

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Jun 20

5th Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The Gospel lesson (Luke 8:26-39) could be acted out by kids/youth/adults.  Simple “costumes” could be used, too: chains (for the demoniac), using either real metal chains or a paper chain; pink pig ears and nose, made from headbands and construction paper and part of a cardboard tube; and bathrobe (for Jesus and the demoniac, …

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Jun 10

4th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas In the Luke 7:36-8:3 reading, Jesus tells a parable about a creditor who cancels the debts for both of his debtors.  Use this as the inspiration for a congregational challenge: pay for someone else’s meal or gas/petrol or groceries this week.  Encourage the congregation to randomly pay someone else’s bill – not because they …

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May 28

2nd Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39 Common English Bible and NRSV The people of Israel are faced with a choice, and I can’t help getting Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” stuck in my head (with the chorus saying “You can blow with this, or you can blow with that.”). This text practically begs to be presented in …

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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) – 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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