God does not…, Matthew 10.29 — Steve Garnaas-Holmes, USA

  Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without God. —Matthew 10.29     God does not go around pulling birds out of the air. God is not sitting at a control panel. God does not “plan” your victory or defeat, cancer, your accident, […]

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Words of Gathering adapted from Psalm 100 – Ana Gobledale, UK

Pentecost 25, Year A, lectionary reading 26 November 2017   Responsive reading   Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth. We will worship God with gladness; Come into God’s presence with singing. We sing, for God made us, and we are God’s people. Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and praise. We give thanks […]

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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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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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Drama of Canaanite woman, Matthew 15:21-18, Pentecost 11A

Jesus shows mercy   Storyteller (narrator): Today’s New Testament reading is a story of Jesus being moved from judgment to mercy. We are reading from Matthew chapter 15, beginning with verse 21. Mathew writes:   Jesus left that place, and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from […]

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Prayer for perseverance, Pentecost 9A, Genesis 32 — Ana Gobledale

Inspired by Genesis 32: 22-32 God, thank you for your love which perseveres, touching our lives, not just in an hour of worship but every day. Your persistent love attends the world, day in and day out, year in and year out. Grant us perseverance, like Jacob, to stand steadfast in our convictions, to hold on […]

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Prayer inspired by Psalm 105, Australia

We remember your wonderful works and we give thanks We sing praises, we tell of your strength, your faithfulness, your holiness, and we ask, how do we bring glory to you? Your judgements are over all the earth. You are mindful of the covenant you established with your people. So, how do we bring glory […]

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