This Advent, I preached through the book of Ruth and wrote the candle liturgy as well. Please feel free to use and adapt!
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This litany consists of scripture readings, responsive readings, and a prayer that can be used or adapted for a mission-themed worship service.
Prayer language to correspond with the words of Christ from the cross. It is adapted here in light of COVID-19 and is suitable for congregational, household, or private prayer.
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.
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.
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.
These holiday worship resources from Mental Health Ministries allow worshipers to reflect and accept the reality of where we are emotionally. They offer a message of hope in the midst of our darkness.
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.
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.
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.
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.