Wrestling with God, drama of Genesis 32:22-32 — Ana & Tod Gobledale, UK

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A  Sermon Drama Genesis 32: 22-32 Wrestle with God, receive the blessing.     Downloads of full text, ready-to-print and use: DRAMA Genesis 32, 22-32, Jacob wrestles PDF DRAMA Genesis 32, 22-32, Jacob wrestles WORD The scripture passage recounts Jacob’s saga, his trials and tribulations. Let us now turn to […]

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Contacting God, Children’s Message — Tod & Ana Gobledale, UK

Preparation: Bag with telephone inside.  The telephone should be easily recognizable, as a telephone, by the children.   Gather the children around. I like to face the children, with my back to the congregation.  I either sit on the floor or on a child’s small chair.  The children either sit on the floor around me […]

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Responsive prayer inspired by Luke 12:13-21 — Ana & Tod Gobledale

Luke 12:13-21 ‘The Rich Fool’ Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Year C       God of Life, Creator of the earth and all that is in it, we lift our prayers of thanks to you For the beauty of the earth that surrounds us, For spring flowers that dazzle us and summer’s greenery that delights […]

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Children’s Message, the work of spring — Tod & Ana Gobledale, UK

Preparation: Put several items into a bag:  Bible, flower bulbs, gardening gloves, small gardening tools, e.g. trowel. Take items out as they are mentioned in the script. Method: I invite the children forward to sit with me on the floor or carpet.  If there are chancel steps, I sit in a child-size chair facing the steps […]

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Palm Sunday prayer — Tod & Ana Gobledale, UK (and St Francis)

This prayer can be used in conjunction with the Palm Sunday drama, Sunday Morning Live. Pray with me. God of Promise, we are taken by surprise at each Palm Sunday parade. We so want Jesus to be powerful, a ruler who will smite the world of all evil, and make all things good and easy […]

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Good Friday Ritual of the Nails — UK

This service involves each member of the congregation through actions.  Each worshipper receives a large nail upon arrival and is invited to interact with their nail at different points in the service. Following the reading from John 19 and Luke 23, they are invited to hold the nail for a personal reflection.  Later they are invited to […]

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Where do you live God?

Where do you live, God? Where can I find you abiding? I find you in moments of awe – breathing in the odor of lavender I find you in moments of wonder – looking across the icy waters toward the snow-covered hills I find you in moments of anxiety—lighting the flame of a devotional candle […]

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