Move in me — Steve Garnaas-Holmes
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by Ana Gobledale
1w ago
God of my breath, may the leaves of your trees in their billions open in me. The waves of the sea eternally bowing in prayer move in me. The cry of the hawk echoing in the canyon resound in me. The blessing rain coming down like tears, like hair, like a mother’s milk, come down […] The post Move in me — Steve Garnaas-Holmes first appeared on Worship Words ..read more
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Commissioning Service for Ministry Student – Barb Wilkins-Crowder
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by Ana Gobledale
1w ago
Note: Choose one or more church leaders (blend of ordained and laity) to participate as per your congregation’s custom or tradition.  Number the ‘Leader’ sections to match the number of leaders involved. Introduction: Leader: Today we celebrate, bless and commission [Student’s name]. We lift up their journey and commitment declaring ourselves to be their supporting […] The post Commissioning Service for Ministry Student – Barb Wilkins-Crowder first appeared on Worship Words ..read more
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We pledge our lives, hymn — George Stuart, Australia
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by Ana Gobledale
2w ago
This hymn might be used for welcoming new church members or in any service highlighting our call to discipleship. Tune: Aurelia (The Church’s One Foundation) Disciples here with Jesus In solidarity We now affirm each other Within our liturgy; In God we come together; In God we are as one; In God we can continue […] The post We pledge our lives, hymn — George Stuart, Australia first appeared on Worship Words ..read more
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Day’s beginning — Christina White, UK
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by Ana Gobledale
2w ago
O God, You have birthed the world And us. You have washed us, Dressed us, Fed us, Set us on our way in the school of life. Give us courage to stand strong, To meet all that comes our way with kindness, Learn from all with an open heart, And remember always That the love […] The post Day’s beginning — Christina White, UK first appeared on Worship Words ..read more
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Eco-crisis Images
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by Ana Gobledale
2w ago
A picture is worth a thousand words. These images aim to both raise awareness about the urgency to care for creation as a response to the ecological crisis. When using an image, please acknowledge the photographer or artist.  If no name is provided, please acknowledge ‘Worship Words’.     The post Eco-crisis Images first appeared on Worship Words ..read more
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Gather, God’s people! — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA
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by Ana Gobledale
2w ago
Gather, God’s people! We seek to be here, fully and completely! Yet often we find ourselves distracted by questions: How can I be successful? How can I be wealthy? How can I get more ‘likes’? We get caught up wanting answers: Why me?  Why not me? Who is the greatest? We seek, to be here, God, fully […] The post Gather, God’s people! — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA first appeared on Worship Words ..read more
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Rainbow Prayer, thanksgiving & intercession — Cara Heafey, UK
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by Ana Gobledale
1M ago
Inspired by Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15 and Micah 6:8 God our creator, thank you for those moments when the natural world surprises, delights, and stops us in wonder. The brilliant blue flash of a kingfisher. Rose-gold sunlight on bare-limbed trees. A rainbow, radiant against dark grey clouds. May we notice and appreciate these shining gifts. […] The post Rainbow Prayer, thanksgiving & intercession — Cara Heafey, UK first appeared on Worship Words ..read more
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Church Anniversaries
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by Ana Gobledale
1M ago
What words do we use to celebrate years of worship together? What words do we use when we are an aging congregation? What words signify the hope of new life in our church? Songs for Church Anniversaries: Prayers and worship resources for Church Anniversaries: The post Church Anniversaries first appeared on Worship Words ..read more
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Digital Wisdom: A Manifesto — Jim Burklo, USA
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by Ana Gobledale
1M ago
Note: before using the ‘Digital Manifesto’ in full, consider the congregation.  What are local concerns and worries about digital usage?  Perhaps a selection from the Manifesto might suffice.  Perhaps there are other concerns to be added or inserted. May this act of faith be meaningful. Worship offers us space in which to reflect on our […] The post Digital Wisdom: A Manifesto — Jim Burklo, USA first appeared on Worship Words ..read more
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O Holy Spirit of Fire — Hildegard, Germany
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by Ana Gobledale
1M ago
O Holy Spirit of Fire, life in the life of all life, holy are you, enlivening all thing. Holy are you, a healing balm to the broken. Holy are you, washing blistered wounds O Holy Breath O Fire of Life, O Sweetness in my breast infusing my heart with the fine scent of truth. O […] The post O Holy Spirit of Fire — Hildegard, Germany first appeared on Worship Words ..read more
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