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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Children’s message, Keeping promises, Luke 2:22-40 — Tod Gobledale, UK

Luke 2:22-40, Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Readings for First Sunday after Christmas, Revised Common Lectionary Year B This is intended to be used with a group of children gathered together around the worship leader.  One or two children will suffice; more is delightful. Preparation: small child-size chair, for worship leader soft cloth bag large enough to hold […]

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Advent Hope, Luke 3: 5-6 — Kay Lowe-Wendling, USA

  Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God. — Luke 3: 5-6   Every valley shall be filled: may our low places, our wrong doings of […]

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Open Table service — Standing firm in our faith

            Open Table Worship – using inclusive language and imagery for intimate worship settings at which everyone is welcome and valued Theme:  Stand firm in our faith A complete worship service weaving together scripture, drama, reflection & conversation Compiled & written by Ana Gobledale for Open Table   This service […]

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Call to Worship, Psalm 138 — Ana Gobledale, UK

  Give thanks to God! Celebrate God’s steadfast love and faithfulness. Sing of the ways of God, for God is magnificent!   or a more traditional last line might be used:  for great is the glory of God! Psalm 138 is a Common Lectionary reading on the 12th Sunday of Pentecost in Years A, B […]

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Dramatic reading, Genesis 45:1-15, Pentecost 11A

Genesis 45:1-15     Joseph reveals himself to his brothers. The text used comes primarily from the New Revised Version of the Bible.   Storyteller (leader/narrator): Today’s Hebrew Bible reading is taken from the book of Genesis. We are reading from chapter 45, beginning with the first verse. Before we hear today’s reading, here is […]

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Heaven and Earth, a choral reading, Genesis 1:1-2:4 – arranged by Scott Ward, USA

  Based on The Message by Eugene Peterson: Genesis 1:1-2:4 Lectionary:  Trinity Sunday Year A, Epiphany Year B (Genesis 1:1-5), Easter Vigil Years A,B,C   Downloads:  full scripts, ready-to-print: (horizontal versions are easy for readers to hold) Heaven and Earth Choral Reading, Scott Ward WORD Heaven and Earth Choral Reading, Scott Ward PDF Heaven and Earth Choral […]

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