Creation Communion — Ana Gobledale, UK

These communion prayers focus on creation. They might be used to celebrate Earth Day or during the Season of Creation. Genesis 1:1-19   Order of Service Words of invitation Words of confession & assurance Words of remembering: the communion story Words of gratitude God of creation and transformation, for this time together around this table, […]

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Prayers arising from Amos 7 — Ana Gobledale, UK

God of the prophets, we lift our prayers to you. Prayers of intercession for Eighth Sunday of Pentecost, Year B Amos 7:7-15 Ready-to-print copy:  PDF Prayers of Intercession – Amos 7,7-15 WORD Prayers of Intercession – Amos 7,7-15 A different responsive line might be chosen, e.g. God of the prophets, we lift our prayers to […]

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Amos 7:7-15 drama, Plumb-line — Ana Gobledale, UK

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10) Roles: God, Amos, Amaziah (priest), Jeroboam (king) Each role may be filled by any age or gender. Ready-to-print downloads of the script: PDF Amos 7, 7-15 – drama – Amos, God, King, Priest WORD Amos 7, 7-15 – drama – Amos, God, King, Priest Script Amos:  I am the […]

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Jesus asks us, to Old MacDonald — George Stuart, Australia

Jesus Asks Us Tune: Old Macdonald had a farm Traditional Nursery Rhyme melody Click here to download lyrics and music. The repeated lines (italicised) might be omitted to keep the verses simple. Jesus asks us to give thanks every single day; Yes. Jesus asks us to give thanks every single day; With a ‘Thank you’ […]

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G – Prayers for Saturday

Prayers for Today: morning, midday and day’s end by Christina White, UK   Day’s Beginning O God, You have birthed the world And us. You have washed us, Dressed us, Fed us, Set us on our way in the school of life. Give us courage to stand strong, To meet all that comes our way […]

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Autumn Words

What words reflect the orange glow of an autumn sunset the heavy grain and succulant fruit the sorrow of scarcity when crops fail A time of thanksgiving A time of sharing Click here for Worship Words Thanksgiving resources. Worship words resources for Harvest celebrations:  

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Prayers of thanks — Katherine Baxter, UK

As we go about our busy and frenetic lives we thank you for your on-going unfailing love, that at times we almost forget is there. We thank you, that you are always present in our lives, behind and before us. Your love is so great that we know you will never let us down, you […]

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Prayers for 1 July, Pentecost 6, Year B — Ana Gobledale, UK

Prayers for our World (Intercession) In response to Mark 5:21-43 We turn to God, reaching out through our prayers of intercession, lifting up those near and far, known and stranger, trusting that even if our entreaties but touch the hem of the divine garment, they will be heard. Pray with me. God, thank you for […]

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On this day — Vicky Tonkin, UK

On this day, in this place, we thank you for the lives that we have and the many paths you guide us on.  We thank you for all the memories and people that comfort us, challenge us and support us along our way.  And we hope that we can support, challenge and comfort others on […]

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Stilling the storms of life, Mark 4:35-41 — Ana Gobledale, UK

Stilling the storms of life, a guided reflection  Text: Mark 4:35-41   NRSV  (Lection 5th Sunday of Pentecost, Year B)   Prior to reading the passage, set the scene: Jesus’s days, filled with healing and teaching by the lakeside, have tired him and the disciples out.  In chapter 3 he asks for a boat to stand […]

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Mark 4:35-41 dramatised — Jesus stills the storm

Jesus stills a storm Mark 4:35-41, using text from the New Revised Standard Version – Pentecost 5, Year B Readers: Worship Leader, Storyteller, Jesus, the Disciples (congregation) Download a ready-to-print copy of the drama:  Mark 4, 35-41 – Jesus stills a storm Leader: Mark tells many stories about Jesus. This story puts Jesus and the disciples […]

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Refugee Prayer, Ruth 1 — Nicola Robinson, UK

Ruth 1: 1 – 5 In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land …. Hospitable God, who teaches us to welcome the stranger; we pray for all refugees and immigrants: those who have been displaced through famine, those who have been displaced through climate change, those who have been […]

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What lies beyond death? — Cara Heafey, UK

We wonder what lies beyond death. Perhaps nothingness? May it be a great expanse of freedom. Perhaps sleep? May you rest in peace. Perhaps reunion? May those you have loved, for whom your soul aches, be waiting to greet you. Perhaps belonging? May it bring an end to all loneliness and separation. Perhaps completion? May […]

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Prayer of Confession — Katherine Baxter, UK

You call us to be your voices in this world and we stay silent. You call us to be your hands in this world and we keep them hidden. You call us to be your feet in this world and we go our own way. You call us to stand up for our faith And […]

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Lectionary Year A

Thank you for being patient while I’ve uploaded all new resources for Year A of the lectionary.  I hope you find the resources useful and inspiring in the years to come.  Ana Each Sunday and special day of the church year appears with readings and resources. Weekly images by “painter of liberation”, Maximino Cerezo Barredo  Year […]

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A: Lent

Lectionary readings & resources for Lent Year A… For the Worship Words Lent resources archives click here. May this year’s journey towards Easter be one which we enter in spirit and in truth. –– Lynne Roberts, Australia     For more Lent resources click here.

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A: Epiphany

Epiphany Season readings and resources for Year A… For all Worship Words Epiphany resources click here. Transfiguration Sunday readings and resources for Year A…

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A: Advent & Christmas

Advent reading and resources for Year A… For the Worship Words Advent resources archive click here.   Christmas readings and resources for Year A… For the Worship Words Christmas resources archive click here.   Christmas Season readings and resources for Year A…  

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Vestry Prayer — Fiona Crowther, UK

Creator God, we thank you for the time and effort of our congregation and friends over the last week to reach out to people in our local community. We give thanks that we are able to meet together today to praise you, to worship you and to hear your word.  Be with us when we […]

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World Refugee Day 20/06

World Refugee Day, declared by the United Nations to be marked on June 20, is a call for communities around the world to work toward peace and security for all, remembering especially the millions of people who are displaced or forcibility uprooted from their homes. Resources for World Refugee Day: Immigrant Prayer Card Handout  from Global […]

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To Be a We — Jim Burklo, USA

The I I think is what I am Is actually a we The what I am is what you are There is no separate me For I don’t weigh a single pound Nor look a single see I can’t be touched, I can’t be found My body I can’t be And so it is with […]

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Open English Bible, free and without restriction

The Open English Bible ( covering only the NT and part of the OT at this time) provides a modern English translation which is completely free of copyright restriction, so that you can use it however you feel appropriate.  The OEB in not the most scholarly rendition, but offers those seeking inclusive Biblical texts the […]

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Falling into temptation, the Lord’s Prayer anew

Ever felt uncomfortable praying ‘Lead us not into temptation’? Ever wondered why God would need to be asked to refrain from leading us toward that which tempts us? The French Catholic Church (Bishops, March 2018) has altered their translation of this troubling petition to read: ‘Ne nous laisse pas entrer en tentation.’  In English: ‘Do not […]

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Summer words

  What words hold the glory of summer? How do we express the mystery of bursting sunflowers, broad leaves and warm waters?   Summer words: an alphabetical listing of all resources Explore these resources for words to share in worship and reflection during the summer season…  

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Renewal of wedding vows

What words can contain gratitude for years of commitment past? What words express our hope of continued love and fidelity for years to come?   This service, created by Ana Gobledale for use in London,weaves together words from numerous sources. It includes vows, blessing of wedding rings, and an opportunity to thank those who have […]

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Samuel (1) 3:1-10 drama, Call Waiting

1 Samuel 3:1-10, John 1:35-41 adapted by Tod Gobledale, UK “Call waiting” Characters: Narrator/storyteller, Eli, Samuel, God Narrator:       Let us go to the temple at Shiloh, in Israel, where the boy Samuel lives with the High Priest, Eli. Eli:      [Walks up the center aisle slowly, tapping his cane before him to find his way.  […]

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Ordination Prayer, a hymn — Nathan Nettleton, Australia

  Come now, O Creator Spirit, come, our hearts and souls inspire Raise up your church, baptised in water and with fire. So each may take their place, Sharing your love and grace…. Words by Nathan Nettleton ©2006 Written for the Ordination Service of the Baptist Union of Victoria, Australia Sung to the tune of […]

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