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Topical Study on Ordinary Time "Ordinary Time" -- the "green season" -- may almost seem like a letdown after celebrating the great themes of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter, but it is in "ordinary time," after all, that we live most of our lives. This season covers the time between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday and... Extra/Ordinary Time Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/extra-ordinary-time-2 Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Ordinary Time , Awareness of God , Sermon , God's Presence Source: Working Preacher In this commentary on 1 Kings 17:8-24, Galatians 1:11-24, and Luke 7:11-17, David Lose invites preachers to resist immediately looking at the extraordinary and to witness the ways God is breaking into "ordinary time." Ordinary Time: Silence Article by Scott E Hoezee https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2004/06/01/ordinary-time/ Article by Scott E Hoezee Topics: Ordinary Time , Easter , Silence , Rest Source: Reformed Journal The Bible’s treatment of the post-Easter/pre-Ascension material is mostly a gospel rest. In the same way, most of our daily living feels like ordinary time, no matter the church season. Ordinary Time - ‘All Shall Be Well’ Song/Hymn http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/167487699930/ordinary-time-all-shall-be-well Song/Hymn Topics: Goodness , Peace , Good , Advent Source: Global Worship The band Ordinary Time released the song titled All Shall Be Well, from their album Good News, released in 2016. No Ordinary Time: A Call to Awareness and Action Devotional by Wayne Meisel http://day1.org/7311-wayne_meisel_no_ordinary_time_a_call_to_awareness_and_action Devotional by Wayne Meisel Topics: Ordinary Time , Spirituality, piety, devotion , Discipline , Spiritual Growth Source: Day1 Ordinary Time is anything but ordinary. In this devotional, Wayne Meisel calls us to develop spiritual practices that "call us to pay attention and react to our surroundings." Ordinary Time Drama by Fuller Theological Seminary https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/liturgical-meditation-ordinary-time/ Drama by Fuller Theological Seminary Topics: Liturgy , Evangelism , Church , Culture Source: Fuller Studio This short film acknowledges Ordinary Time as a time for growth and maturing of the church. The several cities throughout the video represent the fields of harvest where the church born at Pentecost grows and matures. Happy Ordinary Time! Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2008/05/24/ordinary-time/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L Richardson Topics: Ordinary Time , Mercy , Providence , Worry Source: The Painted Prayerbook This image and reflection invite us into the season of Ordinary Time. The author encourages us to ponder Matthew 6:24-34 and examine the worries and anxieties we might be feeding. Amazement in Ordinary Time Devotional by Kurt N Fredrickson https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/amazement-ordinary-time/ Devotional by Kurt N Fredrickson Topics: Ordinary Time , Life , Spirituality , Advent Source: Fuller Studio Kurt N. Fredrickson writes that the Christmas story found in Luke 2 tells of a quite spectacular invasion into ordinary time. God meets us in the midst of the ordinariness of our lives. Prayer of Confession for Ordinary Time Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/05/prayer-for-ordinary-time.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ordinary Time , Prayer , Confession , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This is a prayer of thanksgiving and commitment for ordinary time, the season between Pentecost and the beginning of Advent. Ordinary Sermon Illustration by Scott E Hoezee https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2014/06/10/ordinary/ Sermon Illustration by Scott E Hoezee Topics: Ordinary Time , Church Source: The Twelve Scott Hoezee reflects on the Ordinary Time in the church calendar. Much of life really does happen in the ordinary category, not just in terms of church season but figuratively at all times too Ordinary is Beautiful Article by Brian Keepers https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2016/07/11/ordinary-is-beautiful/ Article by Brian Keepers Topics: Beauty , Revival Source: The Twelve "Praise God for the more dramatic moments of the Spirit, where the kingdom revolution bursts open with thrills and excitement." But praise God also for the ordinary times. Call to Worship Revisited and Ordinary Time Article by John D Witvliet https://www.reformedworship.org/article/june-2007/call-worship-revisited-and-ordinary-time Article by John D Witvliet Topics: Ordinary Time , Scripture , Worship Planning Source: Reformed Worship John Witvliet answers a question about the call to worship (its length, from scripture or not, etc.) and the question of why we call the time after Pentecost "Ordinary Time." Songs for Ordinary Time Song/Hymn by Alfred V Fedak https://www.reformedworship.org/article/june-1999/how-lovely-lord-how-lovely-let-us-talents-and-tongues-employ-come-now-o-prince-pea Song/Hymn by Alfred V Fedak Topics: Ordinary Time , Worship Planning , Music Source: Reformed Worship This “Songs for the Season” features a number of hymns and congregational songs especially chosen to enrich your congregation’s worship during the autumn months of "Ordinary Time." Full Text Hymns on Ordinary Time God Is HerePD
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Extraordinary Worship During Ordinary Time Article by Harry Boonstra https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-1992/extraordinary-worship-during-ordinary-time Article by Harry Boonstra Topics: Ordinary Time , Unity , Worship , Worship Planning Source: Reformed Worship From Advent through Pentecost, the liturgical year is well defined. Then comes Ordinary Time. It seems to have no clear theological focus. What do we celebrate? Harry Boonstra explores answers to this question in this article. Extraordinary Time Begins Sermon (Complete) by Peter Clarke http://torch.op.org/torch/extraordinary-time-begins Sermon (Complete) by Peter Clarke Topics: Ordinary Time , Baptism , Epiphany , Jesus Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars Peter Clarke argues that the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord -- ostensibly the marker of the beginning of Ordinary Time -- is anything but ordinary, holding as it does luminous revelations of Jesus' identity. Worship Resources for Ordinary Time Element of Worship by Joe Milner http://liturgy.slu.edu/2OrdA011517/ideas_other.html Element of Worship by Joe Milner Topics: Ordinary Time , Courage , Prayer , God's Will Source: The Sunday Website Inspired by Isaiah 49:5-6; John 1:29-34; and 1 Corinthians 1:1-3, these intercessory prayers are to be used as worship resources for a Sunday in Ordinary Time. Time-Regulated Worship Article by Sam Hamstra https://www.reformedworship.org/blog/time-regulated-worship Article by Sam Hamstra Topics: Ordinary Time , Christian Calendar , Service Source: Reformed Worship Drawing on the festivals described in the book of Leviticus, Sam Hamstra makes the case for time-regulated worship which helps us remember and then express celebratory love for the Lord through worship. Settling into Ordinary Time Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2012/05/year-b-proper-5-10th-sunday-in-ordinary.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Ordinary Time , Family , Children Source: Worshiping With Children Carolyn Brown invites worship leaders to intentionally highlight the changing liturgical season and shares children's sermon ideas for 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20 (11:14-15), Psalm 138, Psalm 130, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1, and Mark 3:20-35. Easter in Ordinary Time Article by Wesley Hill https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2018/08/20/easter-in-ordinary-time/ Article by Wesley Hill Topics: Easter , Resurrection , Advent , Christian Calendar Source: The Living Church Wesley Hill examines how there is a strange kind of overlapping that we Christians find ourselves living out in between the first advent of Christ and his eventual glorious appearing. Our Baptism in Ordinary Time Sermon (Complete) by Bo Bonner https://churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/our-baptism-in-ordinary-time/ Sermon (Complete) by Bo Bonner Topics: Ordinary Time , Kingdom of God , Baptism , New Life Source: Church Life Journal Nicodemus, asking how we can be born again, extends Jesus' metaphor to make a deeper point: nothing that has grown old is ever made new--nothing, that is, until God Himself wills it different. Thoughts about Pentecost Article by Bill Olnhausen https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/frbill/67-the-4th-of-6-thoughts-about-pentecost/ Article by Bill Olnhausen Topics: Pentecost Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Bill Olnhausen shows how Pentecost Vespers shows us how to handle the ordinary times.