inclusive language worship resources

Advent

What words herald the Advent season? Familiar?  New? Light-hearted?  Reflective? Here are Advent worship resources from around the world to explore and use: Scroll down to find: Complete services, Dramas, Nativities and Christmas Pageants Advent songs, carols & music Advent prayers and worship resources Complete services, Dramas, Nativities and Christmas Pageants: Advent songs, carols & […]

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Autumn Prayers of Approach and Confession — Cara Heafey, UK

God our creator, The glory of this season reminds us of your artistry As nature displays a riot of colour: Bright berries on the hedgerows, Trees aflame with oranges and reds, Golden leaves carpeting the rich dark earth. Let all creation sing your praise! God our provider, The bounty of this season reminds us of […]

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November words

Worship Words resources for special days and events in November: 1st  – All Saints Day 11th – Remembrance Day 20th – Transgender Day of Remembrance 4th Thursday – Thanksgiving, USA 30th – St Andrew’s Day Additional days of interest in November: mid-Oct – mid-Nov — Diwali  (date fluctuates)  Hindu Festival of Lights (deep = light; avali = […]

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Thanksgiving, Canada – October

National days set aside for thanksgiving offer wonderful opportunities to express our gratitude, often in an interfaith setting. How do we say “Thanks”?   Worship resources for Thanksgiving & Harvest  

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Worship Words – an introduction

Worship Words networks writers and users across time and space and provides a place to share progressive prayers, songs and liturgies with others.   Worship Words strives to provide free worship material which is: Inclusive:  avoiding gender-exclusive language and imagery for people and God Thoughtful:  attending to word-craft, selecting each word and phrase with purpose.  Avoiding cliché and […]

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Lectionary-based progressive liturgies — Rex A E Hunt

Hunt’s impressive web site contains lectionary-based ‘sermons, liturgies, prayers, and articles from a progressive/post-liberal theological perspective.’ Rex Hunt shares numerous resources from a life-long career as a progressive minister in the Uniting Church in Australia.  The site is easy to use and will prove a valuable resource to any progressive worship planner. Click here to […]

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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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B: Epiphany

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

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Sending Forth: Let us tell the Good News — Lawrence Moore, UK

Let us tell the Good News: this world is not God-forsaken, abandoned to futility and destruction. God has not failed: This world will become the Realm of God. Let us live the Good News: care for the sick and suffering, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, struggle against injustice, care for the earth, so that […]

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