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Advent Hope: Staying Afloat Article https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/advent-hope-staying-afloat In this Advent reflection, the author ponders the challenge of offering real hope in the midst of difficult circumstances. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling

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Painful Path, Strong Faith Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Painful-Path-Alyce-McKenzie-02-18-2013 This exegesis of Luke 13:31-35 explores Jesus' prophetic path towards Jerusalem and argues that Christians are called to join Jesus on the same path of resistance, rejection, and discomfort. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce McKenzie

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Lament, Life in Community, and the Bread of Life Sermon Starter/Outline by Katherine Thomas Paisley https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/preaching-notes-for-the-eleventh-sunday-after-pentecost-august-9-2015 This article provides preaching notes by Katherine Thomas Paisley for 2 Samuel 18:5-33; John 6:35-51; and Ephesians 4:25-5:2. Themes include embracing lament, loving others within church, and poverty and hunger. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Katherine Thomas Paisley

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Lamenting What Can Be Changed Commentary/Exegesis by Kelvin St. John http://www.aplainaccount.org/psalm-851-2-8-13/ For the people of God living between memory and hope, the community lament of Psalm 85 seeks for things to be changed by asking: Is God with us? Is God angry over sin? Is God just?... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: A Plain Account Author: Kelvin St. John

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Laments for School Shootings Song/Hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/170891828245/3-hymn-prayers-lamenting-school-shootings Three hymns written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, and set to well-known tunes, that offer words of lament for school shootings. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

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Lament as connecting with God Commentary/Exegesis by Terence E. Fretheim https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1944 Commenting on Jeremiah 20:7-13, Terence Fretheim suggests that Jeremiah's laments provide a model for openness in speaking to God about our deepest concerns. It does matter a great deal how we conceptualize God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Terence E. Fretheim

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Lament in Response to Disaster Sermon Starter/Outline by Dawn Chesser https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/after-the-disaster-week-1-mourn This sermon starter is part of the "After the Disaster" sermon series. Dawn Chesser encourages corporate and personal lament as the appropriate first step in responding to loss and disaster. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Dawn Chesser

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Lament: Psalm 22 and Job 23 Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/10/lament-psalm-22-and-job-23.html This responsive lament by Jeff Shrowder, and shared by Christine Longhurst, has a part for the right and the left side of the congregation to respond to the words taken from Job 23:1-9, 16-17. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst

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Lament of Tears and Joy Element of Worship by Tim Dearborn http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/135085361070/an-advent-lament-of-tears-and-joy Tim Dearborn offers "An Advent Lament of Tears and Joy" and comments on the similarity of the "harsh realities of our world" with those of the world of the first Christmas. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Global Worship Author: Tim Dearborn

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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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Lament Resources for Race Element of Worship by Missio Alliance https://www.missioalliance.org/the-sunday-missio-post-6-21-15/ This post was created in response to the shooting in a church in Charleston, South Carolina. It features a poem of lament and five other prayers and writings related to hate, racism, and violence. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Missio Alliance Author: Missio Alliance

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Full Text Hymns on Lament Our Earth We Now Lament to SeePD
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Lament for the Charleston Martyrs Song/Hymn by Michelle Shocked http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/121833994860/lament-for-the-charleston-martyrs-liquid A collection of resources for grieving the victims of the Charleston shooting; many would also be adaptable for other instances of racial violence. Includes a prayer, history of the church, a contemporary lament, etc. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Author: Michelle Shocked

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Lament for a Broken Community Element of Worship by Jill Friend https://www.reformedworship.org/blog/lament-broken-community Jill Friend shares how the Psalms and prayers of lament are helping her community process their grief as they respond to allegations of abuse by a teacher at a local Christian school. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Reformed Worship Author: Jill Friend

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Lamenting in Advent Article https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2011/12/08/lament-in-advent-festivus-is-not-just-for-the-rest-of-us/ This article reflects on the juxtaposition between Christmas cheer during Advent and the experience of holiday blues which many share. Advent, in addition to Lent, can also be a time for the church to practice lament. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve

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Lament in Times of Sorrow: Psalm 77:1-20 Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/06/lament-in-times-of-sorrow-psalm-77-1-20.html This lament inspired by Psalm 77:1-20 is appropriate for the season of Lent, as well as funerals, or times of local, national, and international tragedy. The honesty of the grief expressed in such lament provides comfort.... Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst

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Lament and Prayers for 9/11 Element of Worship http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/9149267302/worship-resources-for-september-11-from-cicw This blog post highlights worship resources for commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks, offering lament and prayers to God for communal worship. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Global Worship

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Lamenting the Death of Absalom Image https://www.blueletterbible.org/images/2+Samuel/imageDisplay/llh_176b An engraving inspired by 2 Samuel 18:33. King David stands distraught in the foreground lamenting the death of his son, Absalom. Soldiers carry on their business behind him at the gate. Resource type: Image Source: Blue Letter Bible

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Lamenting for the Daughter of Jephthah Image https://www.blueletterbible.org/images/Judges/imageDisplay/llh_390b This engraving depicts a mournful and moving scene, inspired by Judges 11:3: The daughters of Israel lament on the mountain for Jephthah's daughter, who is soon to be killed because of her father's vow. Resource type: Image Source: Blue Letter Bible

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Preparing for Community Lament Sermon Starter/Outline https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lectionary-calendar/fifth-sunday-after-pentecost2/text This lectionary resource focuses on lament and includes liturgy planning notes, song suggestions, readings, prayers, and sermon starter notes for David's call to mourn the deaths of Saul and Jonathan. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries

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