Tag Archive: Romans

Mar 17

3rd Sunday in Lent (Year A)

Worship Ideas If you are preaching on Exodus 17:1-7, and you have the space and materials to do it, display a water fountain in the front of your worship space that features water that comes out of a rock. If you don’t have access to a pre-made fountain, you may be able to construct one …

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Mar 09

2nd Sunday in Lent (Year A)

Worship Ideas Genesis 12:1-4a speaks of God blessing Abram. Use those verses as the inspiration for a service of blessing and dedication. You could say special prayers of blessing over anyone and everyone (and everything, really). Psalm 121 brings a much-needed word of hope to many of the people in our pews. Invite the congregation to …

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Dec 02

Second Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Worship Ideas The passage from Isaiah 11:1-10 certainly lends itself to a conversation around the theme of “peace”.  However, it could also be the basis for conversations about “hope” — especially since we all hope for the peace that is described in this text. Children and adults alike may enjoy trying to think of unlikely pairs …

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Nov 25

First Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Worship Ideas The Isaiah 2:1-5 reading is wonderful to use if your “theme” for the First Sunday of Advent is “Peace”. Create ornaments in the shape of peace signs to decorate your Christmas trees and/or distribute to home-bound members/friends. Psalm 122 is a friendly, welcoming psalm to use to usher in the Advent season. What …

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May 20

Trinity Sunday (Year C)

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Common English Bible and NRSV If you don’t want to focus on the Trinity, you may want to use this text as inspiration for a “Gifts of Women” service. Preach your sermon as “Woman Wisdom”.  Think about what she might wear, how she might preach… You may want to include things like a …

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May 13

Pentecost Sunday (Year C)

You will likely want to look at the resources that were posted last year, since some of the readings are the same.  You can find the lectionary reflections and ideas here, and the liturgy is available here. Acts 2:1-21 Common English Bible and NRSV Find (or make) recordings of wind noises, and play them while …

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Feb 12

1st Sunday in Lent (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (adapted from Deuteronomy 26:1-11) Here, we come into the presence of the Lord. Today, we declare that we will claim what has been promised by our God. Here, we bring our offerings from the gifts we have received. Today, we thank the Almighty for all we have been given; and we vow …

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Feb 12

1st Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Common English Bible and NRSV I’m not sure that people think about stewardship during Lent, but this scripture certainly lends itself to having the conversation.  We are told to take some of our “first fruits” and offer them to the Lord.  It doesn’t matter how much “fruit” has been produced — it matters …

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May 29

Trinity Sunday (Year B)

Isaiah 6:1-8 I learned in seminary that this passage provides us with a “template” for our worship service.  First, we enter into God’s presence.  Then, we hear/sing praises to God.  Next, we realize our utter depravity in the face of the Creator, and we confess our unworthiness.  Then, we experience God’s forgiveness.  Finally, we hear …

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May 22

Day of Pentecost – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (inspired by Ezekiel 37:1-14) The Spirit of God has brought us here. The Lord has set us down here, though our bones are tired. Can these dry bones live? Yes!  The Breath of God will revive us!  The Word of God will awaken us! Today, we come together to experience new life. …

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