Search ResultsRethinking the 'Lenten Journey' Part 2 of 2 In this second of two essays, Rolf Jacobson uses a personal irritation for the metaphor “Lent is a journey" to reflect on how Christian leaders can help congregations experience Lent as a richer, more meaningful season.
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See more hymns... Offertory Prayers and Invitation for Advent This is a series of Offertory Prayers by Ken Sloane for the Advent and Christmas seasons, based on texts from Isaiah, Jeremiah, Micah, Zephaniah, Malachi, Matthew, and Luke. Included is an Invitation to the Offering. The History of Tithing This article offers stories of historical and cultural context for the concept of tithing to use in a Stewardship of Tithes and Talents Sunday worship service. Offering Litany Christine Longhurst presents Joanna Harader's responsive prayer of dedication and commitment for the offering. It invites God to "receive what we offer and transform it by the power of your Spirit." Offertory Prayers and Invitation This is a series of four Offertory Prayers for Lent, based on Exodus 34:29-35, Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Isaiah 55:1-9; 2 Corinthians 3:12-18, 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 and Philippians 3:17-21. Included is an Invitation to the Offering. Offering Prayer: blessed with great abundance Christine Longhurst presents an offering prayer inspired by Psalm 40:1-11. "In offering these gifts, may we be strengthened to proclaim your faithfulness and your salvation." Offertory Prayers and Invitation This is a series of four Offertory Prayers for Lent and Easter, based on Psalm 31:9-16, Isaiah 43:16-21, Luke 15:1-3, Luke 19:28-40 and 1 Corinthians 15:19-26. Included is an Invitation to the Offering. Offering Prayer: Transform the World This is an offering prayer (prayer of dedication) for the season of Easter that asks God to take humble offerings and transform them into gifts that transform the world. Offertory Prayers and Invitation This is a series of five Offertory Prayers by Ken Sloane, based on Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12, Luke 3:15-17, 21-22, 1 Corinthians 12, and 1 Corinthians 13. Included is Invitation to the Offering and digital image.