Year B

Psalm 107 Renewed — Duncan Wilson, UK

Lent 4, Year B ‘Give thanks to God for God is good, with a love that never fades.’ Keep on saying these words to recall how you have been saved, rescued from your adversaries, brought home from exile, from east and west, from south and north. Not everyone was wise, many falling into sinfulness, and […]

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Psalm 107 Prayer — Merryl Blair, Australia

Intercessory Prayer inspired by Psalm 107 Lent 4, Year B We bring our thanks to you, our God, for the faithful love that is always present with us. We look back at the times when we have been held by your love, gathered from isolation and disintegration, and brought into your reconciling grace. In the […]

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The Ten Amendments — Jim Burklo, USA

Exodus 20:1-17 Jim writes… ‘The ten commandments endure as a foundation for morality, after thousands of years. But just like other guiding/governing documents, from time to time we need to add amendments to them. The ten commandments are a short list, and that is a very good thing. They mostly tell us what not to […]

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Psalm 25, Call to worship — Ana Gobledale, UK

Gathering words inspired by Psalm 25 God, Elohim, Yahweh, Allah, God, by any name, is good, steadfast and true. Trust that which brought you here. Gather in hope and anticipation, ready to be fed and nourished, ready to be guided and taught. Open yourself to this oasis on the path of your life journey. Be […]

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Psalm 138 adapted — Duncan Wilson, UK

Praise from the heart: psalms  framed and phrased for church worship Pentecost 12 Year A Pentecost 3 Year B I am praising you, our God, with all my being. When I called for help, you answered me, you gave strength and courage. However high and exalted you may be, still you care for ordinary people. […]

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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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Sharing, Children’s message — Ana Gobledale, UK

Colours of the rainbow Originally used to illustrate ‘sharing’ as presented in John 6:1-15 (Jesus feeds many) and 2 Kings 4:42-44 (Tenth Week of Pentecost, Year B). Preparation: In a bag: (I use the same cloth bag each week, so children anticipate that there will be something inside it when they gather.) a selection of […]

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Prayers arising from Amos 7 — Ana Gobledale, UK

God of the prophets, we lift our prayers to you. Prayers of intercession for Eighth Sunday of Pentecost, Year B Amos 7:7-15 Ready-to-print copy:  PDF Prayers of Intercession – Amos 7,7-15 WORD Prayers of Intercession – Amos 7,7-15 A different responsive line might be chosen, e.g. God of the prophets, we lift our prayers to […]

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Amos 7:7-15 drama, Plumb-line — Ana Gobledale, UK

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10) Roles: God, Amos, Amaziah (priest), Jeroboam (king) Each role may be filled by any age or gender. Ready-to-print downloads of the script: PDF Amos 7, 7-15 – drama – Amos, God, King, Priest WORD Amos 7, 7-15 – drama – Amos, God, King, Priest Script Amos:  I am the […]

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Stilling the storms of life, Mark 4:35-41 — Ana Gobledale, UK

Stilling the storms of life, a guided reflection  Text: Mark 4:35-41   NRSV  (Lection 5th Sunday of Pentecost, Year B)   Prior to reading the passage, set the scene: Jesus’s days, filled with healing and teaching by the lakeside, have tired him and the disciples out.  In chapter 3 he asks for a boat to stand […]

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Sowing Seeds, Mark 4 prayer — Ana Gobledale, UK

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13 Mark 4:26-34 God, your ways continue to surprise and delight us. Thank you for the seeds you have sown in us. Encourage us to nurture them as they grow and develop in our inner being, rather than spend so much time and energy on […]

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Samuel (1) 3:1-10 drama, Call Waiting — Tod Gobledale

1 Samuel 3:1-10, John 1:35-41 adapted by Tod Gobledale, UK “Call waiting” Characters: Narrator/storyteller, Eli, Samuel, God Narrator:       Let us go to the temple at Shiloh, in Israel, where the boy Samuel lives with the High Priest, Eli. Eli:      [Walks up the center aisle slowly, tapping his cane before him to find his way.  […]

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Samuel (1) 3:1-10, Called — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

Called: reading for 4 voices, 1 Samuel 3:1-10 — arranged by Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson This reading can be used to explore the theme: “Hineni: Here I Am” –  looking at the idea of spiritually showing up and saying ‘Yes’ to God’s call and invitation. 1 Samuel 3:1-10 Four Voices: Narrator, Eli, God, Samuel Narrator: Now the […]

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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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Praise God in Colour!, Children’s Message — Tod Gobledale, UK

23rd Sunday after Pentecost, Year B Children’s Conversation and Prayer Mark 10:46-52 Hold up cards of different colours, one at a time. Ask:  What can you name that is… [the colour of the card being held up]  orange/red/purple/etc? Thank you God for the colour orange/red/purple/etc and everything that is orange/red/purple/etc. God created our eyes to […]

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Psalm 23 prayer, Loving Shepherd — Lynne Roberts, Australia

Originally written for the fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A, but usable any Sunday focusing on Psalm 23. Prayer ready-to-print Gracious God, loving shepherd, friend and constant companion we thank you for the stillness of your presence that restores our souls. We acknowledge your comfort and guidance in the hard places and tough decisions of […]

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Pentecost opening words — Rex Hunt, Australia

    Gathering Litany for multiple voices Act of Awareness Prayer     Gathering Litany Voice 1   Come, from every corner of the earth, Voice 2   from every time and place Voice 1   from south and north Voice 2   from east and west, Voice 3   gather… Voice 4   gather… Voice 5   gather… Voice 6   gather… […]

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