inclusive language for worship

Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA – liturgist & photographer

A contributor to Worship Words since its inception, Thandiwe, ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), serves in ministry at Loveland United Church of Christ in Lovedale, Colorado. Many of the photos on Worship Words are through the discerning lens of Thandiwe’s camera. Thandiwe’s Worship Words contributions are divided into five groups:  Children’s worship […]

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Showers — Steve Garnaas-Holmes, USA

The rain stopped long ago; skies are blue. But on the morning path the breeze shakes down showers the trees have been holding onto. I will gladly drown in this blessing. Awakening this morning in bed, as my conscious mind opened up it filled with what day this is, who I am, what I intend […]

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Prayer of Confession — Ana Gobledale, UK

Merciful God, we approach you asking for forgiveness, For healing and reconciliation To once again feel the power of your Love. As individuals and as a nation we have tempted fate. We have stretched our grasp with greed. We have protected our privacy with isolationism. We have ravaged your creation with entitlement. Forgive us. As […]

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Deeper Love: A Song for Communion — Jim Burklo

Tune: O Waly Waly (Welsh folk tune) — also known as The Water Is Wide (listen to James Taylor’s performance of it) Use freely, with attribution. For deeper love we spread the bread I won’t be full till all are fed Till every soul has home and bed The rest of us can’t move ahead […]

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