Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion.
This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards.
Ash Wednesday Worship
Outline of a worship service of repentance and renewal for Ash Wednesday, including prayers, invitation, scripture, music, imposition of ashes, benediction, and a link to a meditation by Debra Rienstra.
Lament: Ash Wednesday
This reflection gets to the heart of Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent by exploring Joel 2 and our need to pray, to fast, to mourn, and to read God’s Word.
Commentary on Psalm 25:1-10
Psalm 25 is a model prayer, based on the cries of individuals to God in earlier psalms. It indicates how important it is regularly to recite words that call us to faith and dependence on God.
Death Is Swallowed Up: Easter Sunday Resources (B)
Worship resources for Easter Sunday (Year B). Includes a litany, call to confession, prayer of confession, assurance of pardon, and song suggestions.
Advent resources: a folk ballad, "Every Valley," tells of the times when waiting is hard and hope is needed, a "Community Prayer for Waiting," a banner, a painting, another prayer, and two quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer....
Here’s a responsive advent prayer of confession that acknowledges several ways in which we fail (i.e. unwillingness to change our hearts, not caring about the stranger), with the repeated congregational response for mercy and forgiveness.
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
A Paraphrase on the Lord's Prayer, in Scripture Expressions
This prayer uses the Lord's prayer as a tiny model to frame a larger prayer. Many other passages that fit with the key themes of the Lord's prayer are connected in as well (Matthew 6:9-13).
Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears
Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts.
Using common materials to communicate the themes of Lent
During the season of lent a church decided to use common materials to deepen their experience of lent, such as dirt and twigs
Full Text Hymns on Lord's Prayer
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Lord's Prayer Paraphrase: Social Justice
This is a paraphrase of the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6: 9-13, Luke 11: 2-4) that emphasizes social justice.
The Lord's Prayer
Jesus' daily habit of prayer, a life of prayer, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and God's power to listen to all our prayers. Sermon notes on the Lord's Prayer (Luke 11) by Scott Hoezee.
Lord's Prayer Litany
A litany written by Katherine Hawker that adds responsive petitions to the lines of the Lord's Prayer.
The Lord's Prayer and Its Relevance in Today's Context
Surekha Nelavala shares her reflections on the Lord's Prayer, and how the significance of it is not limited just to disciples and their prayer life, but to all cultures and all times.
What Would the Lord's Prayer Sound Like Today?
This article says that the language of the Lord's Prayer can be impenetrable and archaic; and that's not what Jesus intended. Instead, it seeks to translate the language of Jesus’ prayer into practical, plain language.
Lord's Prayer Litany
This resource includes a litany based on the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6: 9-13, Luke 11: 2-4). It features both the traditional words of the Lord's Prayer and personal prayers in response.
A Hymn Festival Using the Heidelberg Catechism to Reflect on the Lord's Prayer
This worship service of music and prayer is structured around and informed by the Lord's Prayer and the Heidelberg Catechism.
Lord’s Prayer Treasure Hunt
Carolyn Brown suggests doing Lord’s Prayer Treasure Hunt as a "series" with the Lectionary readings (Exodus 3:1-15, 16:2-15, 32:1-14, 33:12-23; Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Psalms 96:1-9, 105:1-6, 23-26, 45; Jeremiah 15:15-21; Matthew 18:15-35).