Tag Archive: Revelation

May 05

7th Sunday of Easter (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (inspired by Revelation 22:12-14 and John 17:20-26) Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! The Alpha and Omega gifts us with glory. Together, we will shine with the grace and glory of our Lord! Prayer of Confession (inspired by John 17:20-26) Righteous God, we confess that we seek division more than unity. …

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May 05

7th Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Acts 16:16-34 Common English Bible and NRSV Did you notice that Paul’s first inclination was not to command the spirit to leave the girl – his first inclination was to ignore it.  When the annoyance was too much, then Paul acted and commanded the spirit to leave the slave girl.  Do we wait until we are …

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Apr 29

6th Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Acts 16:9-15 Common English Bible and NRSV We are called to share the Good News in all sorts of places with all sorts of people.  Wherever people are gathered, there is an opportunity for us to experience God in our midst.  Where do people gather in your community?  How could you meet with people there to share …

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Apr 22

5th Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Acts 11:1-18 Common English Bible and NRSV We don’t like it when other believers don’t look like us (or sound like us, or eat like us, or sing like us, or pray like us…). But, here’s the thing: God doesn’t make any distinctions between us, and we are supposed to treat one another as God treats …

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Apr 14

4th Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Acts 9:36-43 Common English Bible and NRSV This text can easily be presented as a dramatic reading.  Kids and youth may really enjoy pantomiming the scripture as it is read. Some women’s circle groups in churches are called “Dorcas Circles” or “Tabitha Circles”.  Use this Sunday as an opportunity to honor the women and women’s …

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Apr 09

3rd Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Acts 9:1-6, (7-20) Common English Bible and NRSV What would it sound like when someone is “breathing threats and murder”?  What would that feel like in that person’s throat / mouth / soul? Saul loved the Lord, and was convinced that the Way that he followed was the only Way.  How do we do this …

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Apr 01

2nd Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Acts 5:27-32 Common English Bible and NRSV It may be helpful to identify the “them” in this passage when you read it.  (Pronouns at the start of pericopies are such fun, aren’t they?)  The first “they” refers to the captain of the temple guard and his guards.  The second “they” refers to the apostles. The …

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Nov 19

Christ the King / Reign of Christ Sunday (Year B) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (based on Revelation 1:4-8) Grace and peace be yours, from the One who is, was, and is to come! All glory, honor, and power belong to Christ Almighty – now and forever! Let us praise our Lord, who loves us. Let us praise our Lord, who frees us from our sins. Prayer …

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Nov 18

Christ the King / Reign of Christ Sunday (Year B)

2 Samuel 23:1-7 How would you describe God?  What images would you use to describe the Holy One?  Invite the congregation to share their descriptions of God – perhaps writing them on a large sheet of craft paper or a chalkboard or dry-erase board. You may want to illustrate your reading of this passage by …

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Oct 25

All Saints

This Sunday, many of us will celebrate All Saints Sunday.  Now, officially, All Saints is on November 1; however, most Protestant Churches celebrate All Saints on the Sunday immediately prior to November 1.  Of course, this means that it tends to coincide (or, so might say that it conflicts) with Reformation Sunday (celebrating/remembering the “official” …

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