Easter 5B

Psalm 22, a lament — Jim Burklo, US

Psalm 22 arises in the Revised Common Lectionary on Good Friday, Lent 2 (B) and Proper 7 (C) and 23 (B). Oh, vacant sky! Oh, empty land! Oh heart of mine, bereft of hope! Why do I even bother crying? What’s the use Of even complaining? When there is no one to hear And no […]

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Acts 8 Drama, Philip & Ethiopian — Ana Gobledale, UK

The Holy Spirit propels Philip to the Ethiopian – a dramatisation Acts 8:26-40  (Year B, Easter 5) This might be incorporated into a celebration of baptism or the renewal of baptismal vows. Actors/readers:  Philip, Ethiopian, Storyteller (Narrator), Angel, Spirit Complete scripts — ready to download and print (2-sided): Drama, Acts 8, Philip & Ethiopian PDF Drama, […]

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Prayer response to violence, 1 John 4:20

Adapted from a prayer written by Revd Terri Hord Owens, USA, originally forged in response to peaceful demonstrations and violent response in Charlottesville, North Carolina USA. God of Love, our hearts break at the violence in our world, the loss of life, the dishonoring of children of God, the vile insults hurled and the wounds of […]

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Prayers to help counter fear — Worship Ways, USA

Perfect love casts out fear.  — 1 John 4:18 Pastoral Prayer Holy One, We live in fearful times. Suicide bombers, terrorists, climate change, economic crises— these are overwhelming realities. Hold us in our fears. Sometimes candidates in elections may prey on these fears. They paint pictures of disaster—especially if we vote for their opponents. Help […]

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