Tag Archive: Philippians

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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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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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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Dec 10

3rd Sunday of Advent (Year C) – Words for Worship

Prayer of Confession (adapted from Philippians 4:4-7) God of peace, we confess that we allow our hearts to be weighed down by worry and troubles.  Encourage us, by your Spirit, to take all things to you in prayer.  Guard our hearts and minds by the power of your peace and love, and help us know that …

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Dec 10

3rd Sunday of Advent (Year C)

Zephaniah 3:14-20 Focusing on this text?  Today would be a great day to have a hymn-sing during worship. You may want to learn all of those Advent hymns that are in your hymnal that you haven’t tried singing yet. You could start out by singing Advent hymns (either learning new ones, or singing the congregation’s …

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Dec 03

2nd Sunday of Advent (Year C)

Malachi 3:1-4 How do you prepare the way for the Lord?  How can we serve as messengers? There is a lot of interesting and dramatic imagery in this passage: paths/ways being prepared, messengers being sent, the temple, a refiner’s fire, fullers’ soap, silver and gold being purified, offerings being offered…  Depending on what you are …

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Mar 19

Passion Sunday (Year B)

Isaiah 50:4-9a These words may have been said by the prophet, but they could have been said by Jesus. Of course, these words could have been said by a multitude of civil rights activists and other revolutionaries in the history of the world, too.  Can you imagine people like Martin Luther King, Jr. saying these …

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