Worship Ideas

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Posted: 19 Aug 2016 13:44
Bible Refs: 1 Tim 2:1-7
Written By: Sam Hargreaves
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 20, Ordinary/Lectionary 25 (Year C)

We've recently been creating and using these scribble reflection sheets. They can be used in private prayer, or in a small group or even a whole congregation. It could be done in silence, or with instrumental background music. Each person reads the Bible text,...

Posted: 19 Aug 2016 13:21
Bible Refs: Luke 16:1-13
Written By: Bob Hartman
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 20, Ordinary/Lectionary 25 (Year C)

This is an active version of the Parable of the Dishonest Manager. Telling tips: break your group into three groups, one for the master, one for the dishonest manager, and one for the debtors. Teach them the actions, and then lead them in those actions at the appropriate point in...

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 08:20
Themes: sheep
Media Types: Poetry, creative writing
Bible Refs: Luke 15:1-10
Written By: Bob Hartman
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 19, Ordinary/Lectionary 24 (Year C)

A poetic re-writing of the parable of the Good Shepherd. Could be said to a rhythm, or you could invent a hand motion to go with each verse that the congregation could repeat. Extract from the poem: If you've got some sheep that you'd like to keep, don't be shocked if one should...

Posted: 03 Aug 2016 09:43
Bible Refs: Luke 15:1-10
Written By: Dave Hopwood
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 19, Ordinary/Lectionary 24 (Year C)

Dave has expanded Jesus' thoughts about searching for precious things to include our experiences of everyday life. He encourages us to turn every example of 'lost and found' into a reflection on God's seeking and saving. Extract from the text: Jesus looked at the people, and his heart went out to those...

Posted: 28 Jul 2016 10:49
Bible Refs: Heb 13:15-16
Written By: Sara Hargreaves
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 17, Ordinary/Lectionary 22 (Year C)

This is a prayer based on Hebrews 13:15-16: "Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise - the fruit of lips that confess his name. And do not forget to do good and and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."...

Posted: 28 Jul 2016 10:38
Media Types: images, Powerpoint
Bible Refs: Psalm 81:10
Written By: Sara Hargreaves
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 17, Ordinary/Lectionary 22 (Year C)

 Here is an image of Psalm 81:10. You could use it as a memory verse, display it as a verse to raise hope that God cares or print on a card to aid personal devotion. It is attached in a jpg-format, which you can easily insert into Powerpoint or Keynote....

Posted: 28 Jul 2016 10:29
Bible Refs: Jer 18:1-4
Written By: Dave Hopwood
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 18, Ordinary/Lectionary 23 (Year C)

This is a reflection on the picture in Jeremiah of God as a potter. It reflects honestly on the struggles of transformation and discipleship. It could work well to give everyone in the congregation a small piece of clay or play-doh to fiddle with as they listen to the reflection. You...

Posted: 28 Jul 2016 10:14
Bible Refs: Luke 14:25-33
Written By: Bob Hartman
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 18, Ordinary/Lectionary 23 (Year C)

This is a re-phrasing of Jesus teaching in Luke 14 about counting the cost of discipleship. Extract from the reading: There were loads of people following Jesus. Loads and loads and loads. So what did he do? Count them? Write an article on church growth? Pat himself on the back for a job well done? Take one...

Posted: 28 Jul 2016 10:02
Bible Refs: Jer 2:13
Written By: Dave Hopwood
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 17, Ordinary/Lectionary 22 (Year C)

This is parable based loosely on Jeremiah 2:13’…for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and dug out cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns that can hold no water.’ It could work well as a discussion-starter on themes such as community, division, sin and...

Posted: 28 Jul 2016 08:35
Bible Refs: 7-14
Written By: Bob Hartman
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 17, Ordinary/Lectionary 22 (Year C)

This is a re-telling of Jesus' parable about choosing a humble place at a wedding feast. Extract from the script: One Sabbath, Jesus went to the home of one of the leaders of the Pharisees, to have a meal. As ever, the pharisees were keeping an eye on him, to examine closely everything...

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Area 52
All Age worship songs
Below is a video Sam created for the RESOUNDworship.org Worship Songwriters Retreat 2016. It was also featured on the RESOUND Worship Songwriters Podcast, episode 17. It is relevant if you are...
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