Tag Archive: Ordinary Time

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 26

15th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

entertaining angels

Worship Ideas The reading from Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 directs us to “show hospitality to strangers”.  How does your congregation demonstrate real hospitality to visitors (as well as to members)?  For example: can everyone participate in Communion — is your bread gluten-free (for those with allergies) and your wine un-fermented (for recovering alcoholics)? Are there “angels” that …

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Aug 19

14th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

church window

Worship Ideas Use the Call/Commissioning of  Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:4-10 as inspiration for a blessing of the kids who are starting school this year.  God chooses us all to do amazing things (indeed, even the simplest of tasks can be amazing when God is involved) — it is a great time to remind kids (and …

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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

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 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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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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