This short litany, which can be read in unison, affirms that each member of the community is valued and loved.
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A responsive reading
Last year I was struck by Jesus' words at the triumphal entry that if his disciples kept quiet, the stones would cry out. Moved by this, I created a song/call to worship that I'd like to share with the community.
God our Creator, you give breath to each person you made. You treasure the gifts of each unique person. But when life becomes a burden rather than a gift, God of life, hold us.
Back to School Litanies includes 3 great resources: an encouraging Back-to-School Liturgy for children, a positive Back-to-School Liturgy for Youth, and an understanding Back-to-School Liturgy for Educators.
The following resources from The Worship Sourcebook would work well for an abuse awareness service.
Here are a few Commissioning Service guidelines and litanies that you are free to use as prepared, or modify to meet your needs and circumstances.
Scripture reminds us over and over that God uses “strangers” and immigrants to bring a blessing. Use this litany in your Sunday worship as a way to remember our many brothers and sisters whose immigration status puts them in need of prayers and to remember stories of immigrants in the Bible.
This paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 is a choral reading that highlights that we are one body in Christ, whatever our age, ability, income, gender, or ethnicity.
Synod 2019 included a powerful litany that invited delegates to reflect and lament abuse of power that has caused much harm to many within our CRC community. Safe Church offers and recommends this litany for use in churches.