Child of God — Steve Garnaas-Holmes, USA

I am a child of God, God’s beloved, in whom God is pleased. I dwell in the arms of God. You are a child of God, God’s beloved, in whom God is pleased. You dwell in the arms of God. We all are children of God, God’s beloved, in whom God is pleased. We all dwell in […]

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Open Table service – Advent

Open Table Worship  uses inclusive language and imagery for intimate worship settings at which everyone is welcome and valued   Advent Theme:  Hope: Light in the darkness A complete worship service weaving together scripture, song, reflection & conversation Compiled & written by Ana Gobledale for Open Table This service is designed for a congregation gathered around tables.  It […]

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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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Prayers for Today — Caren Clark, UK

Originally written for the fifth Sunday of Lent – Year A (2 April 2017)     Eternal One, we thank you for this opportunity to worship together. Please help everyone here today, to learn something new about you…   We pray for peace throughout the world and for everyone’s heart to be filled with love, […]

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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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Two dramas, Luke 16:19-31 — Tod Gobledale, UK

1 Timothy 6-12, 17-19 Luke 16:19-31 – the story of Lazarus and the rich man 18th Sunday after Pentecost, Year C     This might be used as a way to enliven the scripture or as a sermon starter   We have two stories this morning.  The first is from classical literature.  See if you […]

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Spring words

Words for worship and reflection during the spring season… Spring We should celebrate This wildest Erupting In Spring. With colours recklessly Splashed everywhere In this the season of new Daily episodes Of wonder And delight…. — Ross Kingham, Australia Words for spring: an alphabetical listing of all resources:  

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