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Restore the Joy of Salvation Commentary/Exegesis by Jan Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2012/03/23/day-27-restore-the-joy-of-salvation/ On the twenty-seventh day of Lent, Jan Richardson ponders on the topic of joy in Psalm 51:1-12. She asks us to consider the ways in which we can invite God deeper into our spirits. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Painted Prayerbook Author: Jan Richardson

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Sadie, the Prayer Dog Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Sadie-Prayer-Dog-Alyce-McKenzie-02-25-2013 As a Lenten text, Luke 13:1-9, encourages us to heed Jesus' urgent call to repentance and not miss out on joy we are missing. Lent is a good time to repent and head toward God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie

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Death Is Swallowed Up: Easter Sunday Resources (B) Service Outline https://www.rca.org/resources/easter-sunday-year-b Worship resources for Easter Sunday (Year B). Includes a litany, call to confession, prayer of confession, assurance of pardon, and song suggestions. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Reformed Church in America

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A Blessing in the Ashes Commentary/Exegesis by Jan Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2016/02/08/ash-wednesday-a-blessing-in-the-ashes/ Ash Wednesday is the subject of a collection including a painting, reflection, poem, and other resources. The author writes about the grief of burying her husband and the power of ashes and dust in God's hands.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Painted Prayerbook Author: Jan Richardson

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Why Ash Wednesday? Article by Laura Smit http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/why-ash-wednesday- Ash Wednesday became the day that marked the beginning of the Lenten renewal. Laura Smit explores the use of ash on Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Laura Smit

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Cross of Wood Image by Elizabeth Steele Halstead http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/cross-of-wood A black and white symbol imitating the ashen mark of the cross, suggesting the ruggedness and earthiness of our sinfulness and the suffering and death of Christ on our behalf. Resource type: Image Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Elizabeth Steele Halstead

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“Joy!” Song/Hymn http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/165205503440/john-mclaughlin-shakti-joy-acoustic-india Joy is the affirmation of the truest things of all: redemption, restoration, reconciliation." This resource combines song by an Indian, acoustic Jazz fusion band with a reflection on "joy" in the Christian context. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship

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Joy! Sermon Starter/Outline by David Lose http://www.davidlose.net/2016/09/pentecost-17-c-joy/ David Lose reflects on Luke 15:1-10, the parables of the Lost Sheep and Lost Coin, and what they teach us about God, joy, and how God uses ordinary people for extraordinary things like finding the lost. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: In the Meantime Author: David Lose

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Joy in the Midst of Everything Else Service Outline by Carl Maultsby http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=57 A service outline by Carl Maultsby for the Third Sunday of Advent ("Gaudete Sunday"). Maultsby offers music suggestions and reflections to help remind congregations, especially African-American churches, of the joy promised to believers. Resource type: Service Outline Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Carl Maultsby

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Joy Comes in the Evening Sermon (Complete) by David Lewicki http://day1.org/3455-joy_comes_in_the_evening The story of Anna and Simeon greeting the infant Jesus illustrates joy that comes in the evening, after constant waiting and yearning, which vanquishes something and always finds a subject to shower itself upon. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: David Lewicki

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Using common materials to communicate the themes of Lent Article by Debra Levey Larson https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-1990/dirt-foot-cross-using-common-materials-communicate-themes-lent During the season of lent a church decided to use common materials to deepen their experience of lent, such as dirt and twigs Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship Author: Debra Levey Larson

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Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom Element of Worship by St. John Chrysostom https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-1999/paschal-sermon-st-john-chrysostom-4th-century-sermon-still-preached-every-east A 4th-century sermon is still preached every Easter in Orthodox churches. This poetic sermon is heard but once a year, but many worshipers know it by heart. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Reformed Worship Author: St. John Chrysostom

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Full Text Hymns on Joy Joy UnspeakablePD
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore TheePD
Joy! Joy! Joy!PD
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Joy Against a Backdrop of Fear Sermon Starter/Outline https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lectionary-calendar/third-sunday-of-advent-year-c-2012 This is a full worship planning resource for Advent, based on Zephaniah 3:14-20, Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-7 and Luke 3:7-18, focusing on joy against the backdrop of fear. It includes liturgy notes, songs, prayers and more. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries

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Joy Sunday Sermon Starter/Outline https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lectionary-calendar/third-sunday-of-advent-year-c/text This is a full worship planning resource Advent, based on Zephaniah 3:14-20, Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-7 and Luke 3:7-18, focusing on joy. It includes liturgy planning notes, sermon notes, commentary, song suggestions, readings, prayers and more. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries

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Joy to the World: Responses to ‘Evangelii Gaudium’ Article by Meghan J. Clark https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2013/12/23/joy-world-responses-evangelii-gaudium In this collection of essays, Meghan J. Clark, Drew Christiansen, Robert P. Imbelli, and Amanda C. Osheim share their thoughts about Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation "The Joy of the Gospels." Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Meghan J. Clark

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Joy from Trials Sermon Starter/Outline by Joel Schreurs http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/non-rcl-starters/james-11-18/ This sermon starter on James 1:1-18 explores the ways trials can produce joy when they develop maturity in those who experience them. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Joel Schreurs

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Joy Sunday for Children Practical How-To by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2013/08/year-third-sunday-of-advent-december-15.html Carolyn Brown provides resources for observing Joy Sunday in Advent with children. Includes song suggestions, comments on Psalm 146:5-10; Isaiah 35; Matthew 11:2-11; Luke 1:46; James 5:7-10, and practical worship suggestions. Resource type: Practical How-To Source: Worshiping With Children Author: Carolyn Brown

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Joy and Lament Sermon Starter/Outline by Luke A. Powery http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=299 This sermon starter and commentary on Isaiah 35:1-10 offers worship planning resources for Advent from an African American perspective with themes of joy and lament. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Luke A. Powery

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Joy in November Sermon Starter/Outline by David Lose http://www.davidlose.net/2016/11/pentecost-26-c-joy-in-november/ Reflecting on Luke 21:5-9, David Lose suggests singing "Joy to the World" in November, so that in the midst of very different challenges, we might also see an opportunity to testify by being joyful. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: In the Meantime Author: David Lose

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Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come - Christmas Celebration Service Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/joy-to-the-world-the-lord-is-come--christmas-celebration-based-on-luke-2 This weekday chapel service plan uses Luke 2 to celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas with an emphasis on joy. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

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