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Nonviolent communion liturgy

Nonviolent Communion Liturgy Invitation  One: When Jesus sat at tables and broke bread with tax collectors, lawyers, rich elites, and poor peasants, he proclaimed that God’s gracious love and abiding presence know no bounds. Through these occasions of sharing food, … Continue reading

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Call to worship – general

Book resource: Prayers of Via De Cristo: Calls to Worship for Progressive Christians This collection of 125 service prayers have been gathered by James Armstrong, specifically for an informal and introspective Progressive Christian congregation. Call to worship To see the … Continue reading

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Centering reflections to begin worship

Centering Prayer: Take from me… “Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.” Psalm 37: 7 Lord, help me to relax. Take from me the tension that makes peace impossible. Take from me … Continue reading

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Prayers of Confession/Prayers of who we are

Prayers of confession may be framed as ‘the prayers of who we are’ (Dorothy McRae-McMahon) rather than the liturgist listing all the ‘failures’ that people might ‘confess’. Allow people to have silence, in which they may know themselves as beloved … Continue reading

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Micah 6.8 Taize style chant

This would make an excellent sung response for Prayers for Others, based on Micah 6.8 I found it on this website. The chant was originally composed for use by the worshipping community of Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California.  One of … Continue reading

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Audio Lectio

Audio Lectio is a weekly recording of a guided meditation using the week’s gospel reading from the lectionary, using a form of lectio divina for the structure. It’s a great way to use the gospel reading for the coming week … Continue reading

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Blessings and Benedictions

Go out into the world in peace, and in Christ’s name be –   the humble who make others proud   the poor who have riches to share   the weak who help others be strong   the empty who overflow with loving kindness. And … Continue reading

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Finding new language to express ideas

Gary L. Lake Dillensnyder has prepared resources using inclusive language for traditional texts. Gary L. Lake Dillensnyder – inclusive language options

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Prayers for illumination

Blogsite: prayers of illumination blog resources I love this one – ‘Startle us, O God, with your truth’, used by a Minister in Chicago. The story is here or click on this link: Startle us Gracious and Holy God give … Continue reading

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Some general introductions to elements of worship

This resource has some useful collections of introductions to elements of worship (eg intro to prayer of confession, intro to call to worship etc). Could be worth keeping this as a sampler reference as it’s not specific to a particular … Continue reading

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