News From the Center

October 2, 2022

Worship Resources for the Center for Faith and Giving World Communion Sunday Lamentations 1:1-6 Psalm 137  2 Timothy 1:1-14Luke 17:5-10 World Communion Sunday opens the opportunity to focus the whole of worship on God’s love made known in the Lord’s Supper, celebrated each year across denominations on the first Sunday of October. For a variety of ways […]

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Posted on September 29, 2022
Filed under: Lectionary, Lectionary Based Worship Resources, Resources, Worship, Worship Resources
October 9, 2022

Worship Resources for the Center for Faith and Giving Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7  Psalm 66:1-12  2 Timothy 2:8-15Luke 17:11-19 Call to Worship  inspired by Ps. 66 One:  The Psalmist commands: “Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth!”Many: We’re gathered to sing God’s praise.One: Come and see what God is doing;Many: God brought us out from fire and […]

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Posted on September 29, 2022
Filed under: Lectionary, Lectionary Based Worship Resources, Resources, Worship, Worship Resources
September 25, 2022

Worship Resources for the Center for Faith and Giving Proper 21C Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15  Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16  1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31 Call to Worship  (in response to Psalm 91)       (consider using CH#76 or #77 as a choral call to worship, an opening                   hymn, or as a sung response to the call to worship below.) One:  Gather in, all who live […]

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Posted on September 14, 2022
Filed under: Lectionary, Lectionary Based Worship Resources, Resources, Worship, Worship Resources
September 18, 2022

Worship Resources for the Center for Faith and Giving Proper 20C Jeremiah 8:18 – 9:1  Psalm 79:1-9   1 Timothy 2:1-7Luke 16:1-13 Call to Worship  (inspired by Jeremiah 8:22a)One:  With our joys and our sorrows, we come to worship God.Many:  We look for peace, but cannot always see a time of healing.One:  We lift our cares, and seek God’s loving kindness.Many:  Let […]

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Posted on September 14, 2022
Filed under: Lectionary, Lectionary Based Worship Resources, Resources, Worship, Worship Resources
September 11, 2022

Worship Resources for the Center for Faith and Giving Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28  Psalm 14   1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10 Call to Worship  (inspired by I Timothy 1)One: Gather in, beloved sisters and brothers of Christ Jesus!Many:  The grace of God overflows.One:  We’re celebrating because Jesus strengthens all who follow him.Many:  We’re joy-filled because God’s mercy pours out for each and […]

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September 4, 2022

Worship Resources for the Center for Faith and Giving Proper 18C Jeremiah 18:1-11  Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18  Philemon 1-21Luke 14:25-33 (if you can, consider using this 2:38 minute video as you begin worship:                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8tMR-mUE5s) Call to Worship  (inspired by Jeremiah 18)One:  Welcome to worship, in God’s pottery barn!Many:  We are the clay.One:  God is the potter, creating beauty in and thru’ each […]

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August 28, 2022

Worship Resources for the Center for Faith and Giving Proper 17C Jeremiah 2:4-13  Psalm 81:1, 10-16  Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16Luke 14:1, 7-14 Call to Worship  (inspired by Psalm 81)        invite the worship leader to encourage folks to SHOUT!One:  Sing aloud!Many:  Let’s shout for JOY!One:  God brought the Hebrews out of bondage in Egypt.Many:  Remembering, let’s shout for JOY!One: God’s eager to welcome us […]

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August 21, 2022

Worship Resources for the Center for Faith and Giving Proper 16C Jeremiah 1:4-10   Psalm 71:1-6   Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17 Call to Worship  (from Ps. 71)One:  Come!  Let us worship the One who is our rock and fortressMany:  God is our hope, and the One we trust.One:  From our birth, thru’ all the challenges of life,Many: the Lord is our rock and fortress!One:  Praise […]

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August 14, 2022

Worship Resources for the Center for Faith and Giving Proper 15C Isaiah 5:1-7  Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19  Hebrews 11:29 – 12:2 Luke 12:49-56 Call to Worship (from Psalm 80)  One: With voices united, we call out;Many: may God’s hand be upon us, bringing us strength.One: With voices united, we ask;Many: give us LIFE, and we will call on God’s […]

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August 7, 2022

Worship Resources for the Center for Faith and Giving Proper 14C Isaiah 1:1, 10-20  Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23   Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40 Call to Worship  (inspired by Hebrews 11)One:  Gathered as people of faith, we come, seeking our true homeland.Many: Claiming our identity as people of faith, we desire a better country,  One: recognizing we are strangers and foreigners […]

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