Resources on Carol Penner

Total results: 563
Palm Sunday Poem: Coming to the City Nearest You Poetry by Carol Penner https://carolpenner.typepad.com/leadinginworship/2009/11/palm-sunday-poem-coming-to-the-city-nearest-you.html Poetry by Carol Penner Topics: Jesus , Palm Sunday , Power , Jerusalem Source: Carol Penner Carol Penner's poem adapts the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, to Jesus coming to "the city nearest you" - bringing "the same old same old message." Prayer of Repentance: War Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/10/prayer-of-repentance-war.html Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Prayer , Repentance , War , Confession Source: Re-Worship This is a prayer of repentance from Carol Penner that focuses on wars, big and small, and seeks the imagination to see battlefields transformed. Light: A Christmas Eve Reader's Theatre Drama by Carol Penner https://carolpenner.typepad.com/leadinginworship/2009/12/light-a-christmas-eve-readers-theatre.html Drama by Carol Penner Topics: Christmas , Jesus , Darkness , Light Source: Carol Penner Carol Penner offers a reader's theater on the theme of Christ coming to bring light into the darkness. The text can be divided into parts as one sees fit. You Knit Us Together Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2016/04/call-to-worship-for-mothers-or-fathers.html Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Father's Day , Mother's Day , Worship Source: Re-Worship "Father of us all, Mother of each one, thank you for your love for us from the beginning of time." A call to worship by Carol Penner for Mother's or Father's Day. Committal Service after a Death During a Pandemic Service Outline by Carol Penner https://carolpenner.typepad.com/leadinginworship/2020/03/committal-service-after-a-death-during-a-pandemic.html Service Outline by Carol Penner Topics: Death , Funeral , Peace , Memory Source: Carol Penner Carol Penner offers an order for a committal service after a death during a pandemic, with words of comfort, scripture, and prayer. Opening Prayer: Faith, Hope and Love Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/01/opening-prayer-faith-hope-and-love.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Faith , Hope , Love , Prayer Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents "Faith, Hope and Love," Carol Penner's opening prayer inspired by 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. Acknowledging the power of doubt, fear, and hatred, we hear that "faith, hope, and love abide." Praying at the New Year Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://carolpenner.typepad.com/leadinginworship/2018/12/praying-at-the-new-year.html Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Gift , New Year , Time , Memory Source: Carol Penner Carol Penner's prayer for a new year offers thanks "in advance for the gifts you will give us that we don’t really want." Labor Day: Congregational Prayer Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/08/labor-day-congregational-prayer.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Prayer , Work , Sabbath , Rest Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents Carol Penner's congregational prayer for Labor Day. It thanks God for work and asks forgiveness for failing to maintain a proper perspective on work. Call to Worship Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://carolpenner.typepad.com/leadinginworship/2019/10/call-to-worship-micah-68.html Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Worship , Kindness , Justice , Kingdom of God Source: Carol Penner Carol Penner’s call to worship based on Micah 6:8 speaks of seeking God’s justice and walking with God in humility and community, showing God’s kindness and listening to God’s voice. God Confronts War Poetry by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/07/psalm-46-contemporary-setting.html Poetry by Christine Longhurst Topics: Peace , God , War , God's Presence Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents Carol Penner's "God Confronts War: A Contemporary Setting of Psalm 46." It expands upon v. 9, "He makes wars cease," detailing the modern weapons God disables. For unto us a child is born! Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://carolpenner.typepad.com/leadinginworship/2011/11/christmas-readers-theatre-for-unto-us-a-child-is-born.html Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Christmas , Advent , Faith , Faithfulness Source: Carol Penner Carol Penner wrote this Christmas Reader's Theater for a Christmas Eve service, having different congregants reading parts portraying a variety of characters from the Old and New Testaments all gathering round a manger scene. Responsive Call to Worship: Thank You! Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/11/responsive-call-to-worship-thank-you.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Worship , Meditation , Thanksgiving , God Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents Carol Penner's responsive call to worship litany (or opening prayer) for Thanksgiving.  It mentions blessings of God with the refrain "Thank you!" Prayers of the people on Christmas Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://carolpenner.typepad.com/leadinginworship/2014/12/prayers-of-the-people-on-christmas.html Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Christmas , Joy , Prayer , Salvation Source: Carol Penner Carol Penner's Christmas prayer celebrates Jesus' incarnation and remembers those who are homeless, the sick, and our relationship with the earth. Offering: A Prayer of Allegiance Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/11/offering-prayer-of-allegiance.html Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Prayer , Offering , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This is a prayer for the offering from Carol Penner that uses the motif of allegiance. Amazing Congregational Prayer Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://carolpenner.typepad.com/leadinginworship/2015/12/amazing-congregational-prayer-around-an-annual-meeting.html Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Congregation , Diversity , World , Community Source: Carol Penner Carol Penner offers a prayer of thanksgiving to God for an amazing world of beauty, amazing families, an amazing congregation, and "the amazing way you work in our world." Prayer for Teachers Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/08/prayer-for-teachers.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Prayer , Marginalization , Children , School Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents Carol Penner's prayer of encouragement for teachers at the beginning of a new school year. It asks for teachers to be given compassion, wisdom, love, and strength. Upright Call to Worship Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://carolpenner.typepad.com/leadinginworship/2017/09/upright-call-to-worship.html Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Blessing , Worship , Praise , Prayer Source: Carol Penner Carol Penner offers a call to worship based on Psalm 68:8-9. "In this time of worship, equip us to be your upright followers." Opening Prayer: Running the Race Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/07/opening-prayer-running-race.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Prayer , Contemplation , Race , Mercy Source: Re-Worship Here’s an opening prayer from Carol Penner inspired by Hebrews 12:1-2 and 2 Timothy 4:6-8. She helps us remember that in God's grace, life is not a rat race, and we must consider our neighbor's humanity. Prayer for the Future Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://carolpenner.typepad.com/leadinginworship/2017/09/prayer-for-the-future.html Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Hope , Prayer , Goodness , God's Love Source: Carol Penner Carol Penner shares a prayer for the future that she will not see; for people, the earth, for suffering, acknowledging that God is always with us in love, and that “hope will arrive in time.” Remembrance Day Litany Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/07/remembrance-day-litany.html Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Peace , War , Violence , Forgiveness Source: Re-Worship A "litany for two voices" for Remembrance Day (November 11), written by Carol Penner. They acknowledge the evils of war while honoring those involved who have suffered, as well as those who showed courage or forgiveness.

Welcome to PreachingandWorship.org!

If you are new to our site, we invite you to explore the following topics with us: If you would like to receive additional high-quality, curated resources by email, we invite you to subscribe to the mailing list of our parent organization, the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.