Come Holy Spirit, a Pentecost prayer — Ana Gobledale, UK

A Prayer for Pentecost (Replace prayer concerns as relevant for the gathered congregation.)   Come, Holy Spirit, come, Breathe into the hearts of your people, like a dove, like a wind, like a flame. Like a dove, find a resting place in our land and around the world, bringing hope and peace. We pray for […]

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Gardeners act of commitment — Ana Gobledale, UK

  A responsive reading to use at a Blessing of the Gardens & Gardeners service, on Earth Day, or any day in springtime.   LEADER:       Seeds we bring   PEOPLE:       for God’s blessing and use;   LEADER:       Hoes and trowels we bring   PEOPLE:       for God’s blessing and use;   LEADER:       Hands and gloves we […]

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Prayer of Confession, Face the music — Ana Gobledale, UK

Call to Confession Face the music. Jesus calls us to follow him, not just to another party of praise, but to the hard work of bringing God’s love and justice into this world of violence and fear. Let us prepare ourselves for this task by confessing our sin. Prayer of Confession One: Source of all […]

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Open Table service — Pentecost

  Theme:  Pentecost         A complete worship service weaving together scripture, drama, reflection & conversation Compiled & written by Ana Gobledale for Open Table   This service is designed for a congregation gathered around tables.  It can easily be adapted for a more traditional setting. The Leader’s Sheet includes the entire service, with […]

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Face the music: a prayer of confession — Ana Gobledale, UK

  originally written for a Palm Sunday service         One:    Source of all Life, we gather as your people, broken and regretful. All:      Eternal One, hear our prayer of confession. One:    We like the path of life to be easy, comfortable, untroubled.      We get angry and […]

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Psalm 25, Call to worship — Ana Gobledale, UK

Gathering words inspired by Psalm 25     God is good, steadfast and true. Trust that which brought you here. Enter in hope and anticipation. Be ready to be fed and nourished. Open yourself to this oasis on the path of your life journey. Come! Be in this moment, this place. Shed the world at […]

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Open Table service — Mothering Sunday

Open Table Worship  uses inclusive language and imagery for intimate worship settings at which everyone is welcome and valued. Theme:  Mothering Sunday: an excuse to talk about God     This complete worship service . . . weaves together story and verse inspired by scripture & conversation on the topic of Mothering and Caring. is designed […]

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Call to worship inspired by Psalm 147 — Ana Gobledale, UK

Written for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany in Year B of the Common Lectionary. To be read responsively, with enthusiasm!       Celebrate God’s grace! How comforting it is to know God always accompanies us. Approach God in awe! How amazing it is to consider that God has created each of us and each […]

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New Year Call to Worship — Ana Gobledale, UK

  This responsive Call to Worship might be used at a special New Year’s Day service or on the first Sunday of the new year.       People of the world, it is time to celebrate new beginnings. We step into the new year with faith! People of faith, it is time to look […]

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Luke 2:22-40, Anna & Simeon drama

Luke 2:22-40   Reading for the first week after Christmas, Year B of the Common Lectionary A drama for 2-voices — inspired by the New Revised Standard Version Readers:  Storyteller & Simeon   Click here to open a ready-to-print copy: WORD Luke 2, 22-40 drama for 2 readers   Script (also found in the WORD document […]

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