Tag Archive: Mission Projects

Jun 21

6th Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas Does your congregation work with a local food pantry or soup kitchen?  Inspired by the “fruits of the Spirit” in Galatians 5, invite the congregation to collect fresh fruits or canned fruits that can be given to the pantry or distributed at a soup kitchen. What symbols can you think of that remind …

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Dec 18

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day (Year C)

There is a multitude of readings that you can use for Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day.  I have posted about each of these before, so you will want to check out those posts (I have links below).  Meanwhile, here are a few new ideas: Nativity of the Lord – Proper I Previously posted ideas for …

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Dec 17

4th Sunday of Advent (Year C)

Micah 5:2-5a In a world that often seems to be so lacking in “peace”, it is a hopeful message to hear God’s promise of “the one of peace”. How does God feed us (the flock) “in the strength of the Lord”? You may want to decorate your worship space with peace symbols. You could create a collage …

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Sep 25

20th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 28B] (Year B)

Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Have you ever wanted to confront God like Job dreams of doing?  To what questions would you demand answers?  Do you think it is possible to “reason with” the Almighty? There is a beautiful, almost “edgy” and “raw” quality to Eugene Peterson’s version of this in The Message.  Plus, I actually prefer the …

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Sep 21

18th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 26B] (Year B)

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 Esther is a fascinating character in our scriptures.  That said, there are many folks in the pews who likely have no idea who she was, what she did, or why her story has importance.  You may want to give an overview of the entire story (not just this passage).  One way …

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Aug 06

11th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 19B] (Year B)

2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 Not everyone is going to be familiar with the full context of this particular narrative.  So, if you are going to preach from this text, you will probably want to summarize the story a bit (perhaps giving a brief overview of the previous chapters, speaking about the conflict between David …

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Mar 28

Easter Sunday (Year B) – “Alternative” Worship Ideas

Looking for something a little different to include in your Easter worship this year?  The Worship Closet has got you covered!  Here are a few of the ideas that I’ve developed this year.  Be blessed! Creative Worship Settings and Elements If the weather is good (and warm enough), have your worship service outdoors on the …

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Feb 29

A Few Notes About Palm Sunday

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It is hard to believe that Palm Sunday is just a few weeks away.  This means, of course, that it is time to order palms for use in the worship service!  Many churches distribute palm branches or palm fronds to members and visitors alike on Palm Sunday, encouraging folks to wave the branches or fronds …

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Feb 24

2nd Sunday in Lent (Year B)

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Another Sunday in Lent, and another covenant made by God.  This time, the covenant is made between God and Abram/Abraham, promising fruitfulness in this generation and all those who follow. Abraham is told that he will be the ancestor of a multitude of nations, and I think it is safe to say …

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Jan 14

5th Sunday After Epiphany (Year B)

Isaiah 40:21-31 When reading this passage from Isaiah, we are reminded of just how powerful God really is.  God is above everything, and we are mo more than bugs in comparison.  God merely needs to utter a sound, and worlds are created.  And, God merely needs to exhale, and worlds are destroyed.  That is the kind …

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