Children’s Message, Alpha & Omega symbols — Tod Gobledale, UK

Revelations 1:8, 21:6, 22:13 — Lectionary reading for Christmas and New Year A,B,C; Easter 2C, 5C and 7C, All Saints Day Year B, Pentecost 27B (Proper 29B) Alpha & Omega: Introducing the symbols of the church to children   This message offers children the opportunity to look around the sanctuary or worship room and discover […]

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Prayer for the New Year — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

Quietly the New Year slips in. Are we now more fearful, the radio asks? More careful? More tired? Are we now more aware 
of the suffering,
the violence, the inequality,
the injustice in our world? Holy God, In this New Year, We seek you As we have always sought you. We need you As we have always […]

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Open Table service — New Year

Open Table Worship  uses inclusive language and imagery for intimate worship settings at which everyone is welcome and valued     Theme:  Welcoming the New Year 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. […]

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Prayer to usher in the new year — unknown author

May God make your year a joy-filled one! Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain, But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes; Not by making your path easy, But by making you sturdy to travel any path; Not by taking hardships from you, But by taking fear from your heart; […]

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New Year blessing — Cara Heafey, UK

Let us look for Christ wherever we go Let us never stop seeking Believing that there is a light that shines in the darkness Which the darkness shall not overcome   And may the love of the Creator The joy of the Spirit And the peace of the Christ-child Be with you this New Year, […]

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A Prayer for the New Year — Alfred Lord Tennyson, UK

In Memoriam by Alfred Lord Tennyson British Poet Laureate, 1850   Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.   Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: […]

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