Tag Archive: Year C

Nov 12

26th Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas Since the Isaiah 65:17-25 reading talks about building houses, why not collect supplies for a building project?  Or, write words of blessing on 2×4 beams that can be used in a new house. The Isaiah 65:17-25 reading is also about peace and peaceful living.  The text talks about wolves and lambs feeding together and lions …

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Nov 04

25th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas There is great hope to be found in the reading from Haggai 1:15b-2:9. If you are ministering in a place that is struggling with decline or loss, the message that God has the ability and desire to restore and rebuild is one that may be well received (and greatly needed).  Use this text …

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Oct 22

24th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 forces us to deal with being patient and relying on (and trusting) God’s sense of timing.  Are there plans and “visions” that your congregation embraces that you are waiting to have come to fruition?  Write out your plans/visions on plaques or banners and display them in your worship space.  Be …

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Oct 21

23rd Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The Joel 2:23-32 reading makes mention of grain and wine and oil.  Decorate your worship space with overflowing containers of grains, bottles/carafes of wine, and bottles/bowls of oil. Psalm 65 could be read after the Prayer of Confession and Declaration of Forgiveness — use it as an ascription of praise, reading it in …

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Oct 13

22nd Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas Jeremiah 31:27-34 mentions that the hardships of one generation effect the generation that follows — and this is compared to parents eating sour grapes and the children’s teeth being set on edge.  Consider using grapes in your worship display.  If you want people to experience the Word in a different way, make it …

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Oct 06

21st Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 is a powerful word of hope for people who find themselves living in a period of “exile”.  God tells us to transform our places of exile by living and thriving where we have been planted.  Use this as an opportunity to talk about how your church is transforming exiles — perhaps …

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Sep 30

20th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas With all of the negative things that we see and hear in the news every day, the Lamentations 3:19-26 passage offers us an important reminder to stay focused on the positive gifts that God gives us every moment.  Create a collage of positive words, phrases, and pictures to decorate your worship space. The …

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Sep 23

19th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The talk of houses being purchased in Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 and the mention of “shelter” in Psalm 91:1-6, 14-15 could serve as inspiration to talk about or work with a group such as Habitat For Humanity. Here’s an easy (and fun) mission project: write words of hope and prayers for a happy home on index …

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Sep 16

18th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The reading from 1 Timothy 2:1-7 could be used as the basis of a service that is centered around prayer practices. It could be tempting to read Psalm 79:1-9 as if we have never been guilty of any of the sins described by the psalmist – pretending that only “other people/nations” are guilty. Use this reading …

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Sep 09

17th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The parables that Jesus uses in the Gospel lesson (Luke 15:1-10) are likely familiar to many in your congregation, so you may want to explore them in some new ways. Decorate the worship space as though you are having a party – complete with balloons and streamers. Have someone from the congregation “hide” …

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