Website update

The Worship Words site has gone through some significant changes, improvements hopefully!  This upgrade should significantly improve navigation and speed. In the meantime, unpleasant issues are likely to arise as a consequence. So please notify me if you have any problems, or if you find images missing (you’ll see only the code and no image […]

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Lord’s Prayer version — Steve Garnaas-Holmes, USA

Our Mother, our Father, Source of our being, whose presence is heaven, all Creation sings of you, “Holy!” May your Realm unfold among us, your desire be fulfilled, this world blossoming out of your delight. Give us the breath of life, one breath at a time. Accept our brokenness; give us acceptance of others who […]

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World Health Day – 7 April

‘There is much to celebrate in the world of global health. Neonatal deaths have been cut in half since 1990.  Mother-to-child transmission of HIV has substantially decreased.  Polio and guinea worm are on the verge of elimination. ‘But there is still much to be done.  Drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis and malaria bring new threats to […]

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Disciples Prayer — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

  ready-to-print copies PDF Disciples Prayer by Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson WORD Disciples Prayer by Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson   Holy One whose name we honour and praise, When we laugh, you laugh with us. When we weep, your tears wash over the earth. You know the joys and sorrows of our hearts, Our efforts for change and our […]

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The Revised Common Lectionary – What’s in and what’s out? — ELLC

Tables are provided for each Gospel, presenting the readings in biblical order. Each reading is matched to the corresponding Sunday and/or holy day on which it arises in the 3-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary. One can easily see which passages are omitted in the 3-year reading cycle. This paper was prepared for the […]

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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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New words to old tunes — Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, USA

Carolynshymns.com is a website loaded with thoughtful and meaningful hymns. Each song is easily accessible by a Topical Index, Revised Common Lectionary indexes, and Scripture Index. Carolyn “writes hymns about how faith speaks to events in the world (disasters, social concerns, everyday living, etc.) as well as new hymns based on scripture, including lectionary lessons.” I have included her […]

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Singing a New Song – George Stuart, Australia

George Stuart has written singable hymns with grounded, authentic and original lyrics set to traditional and familiar tunes. He, graciously, has made his work available free on line.  Click here for his website. His “Singing a New Song” series includes 4 general volumes of new lyrics and 3 volumes (1 for each year) of new […]

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Love words

Words of love express our care and compassion, inviting others into relationship. Explore these resources to discover ‘Love Words’ relevant to your experience and situation, to use in both group worship and personal devotions.   Newest posts . . . (images link to posts)   Alphabetical archive of all ‘Love Words’ resources . . .

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