Tag Archive: Mission Projects

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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Jan 24

5th Sunday After the Epiphany (Year A)

Worship Ideas Isaiah 58:1-12 is a wonderful passage to use if you are wanting to emphasize the importance of genuine worship and sacrifice. It isn’t about rites and rituals. It is all about justice, service to others, and humility. Want to do something daring? Center your entire service around service to others: create Valentines’ Day cards for your …

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Dec 16

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day (Year A)

I have posted about the various Nativity of the Lord readings in previous posts. The one that I posted last year has a plethora of ideas, as well as links to other posts that could be helpful.  You can also find liturgy suggestions from previous years here. Worship Ideas Celebrating that the Light of the …

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Oct 22

24th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 forces us to deal with being patient and relying on (and trusting) God’s sense of timing.  Are there plans and “visions” that your congregation embraces that you are waiting to have come to fruition?  Write out your plans/visions on plaques or banners and display them in your worship space.  Be …

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Oct 21

23rd Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The Joel 2:23-32 reading makes mention of grain and wine and oil.  Decorate your worship space with overflowing containers of grains, bottles/carafes of wine, and bottles/bowls of oil. Psalm 65 could be read after the Prayer of Confession and Declaration of Forgiveness — use it as an ascription of praise, reading it in …

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Sep 23

19th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The talk of houses being purchased in Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 and the mention of “shelter” in Psalm 91:1-6, 14-15 could serve as inspiration to talk about or work with a group such as Habitat For Humanity. Here’s an easy (and fun) mission project: write words of hope and prayers for a happy home on index …

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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 12

13th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas It may not be All Saints Sunday, but this would be a good day to celebrate the “saints” of your congregation – especially if you are reading Hebrews 11:29-12:2.  Create a “cloud of witnesses” by printing pictures of those who have been an inspiration in your congregation and arranging them in a cloud-like shape …

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Aug 05

12th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The Luke 12:32-40 passage includes the phrase “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”, which is often used when talking about stewardship.  You may want to use this as an opportunity to talk about things like estate planning and/or stewardship of time and talents. If you are talking about “treasure”, you …

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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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