Liturgy

Lenten Theme: An Economy of Trust

Author - First Name: 
Jeanyne B Sletto &
Author - Last Name: 
Rick Marshall

Our theme for this Lenten season is “An Economy of Trust.” On a corporate level, we know what an economy of fear and greed looks like. On a personal level, we know what an economy of consumerism and gratification looks like.

What happens when we focus on an economy that the Bible supports?

The Greek word for economy is oikos, which simply means “house.” Oikonomia (an economy) is managing household affairs, and an oikonomos (an economist) is the one who is in charge of running the affairs of the household.

Prayer/Reflection on Psalm 8 for Creation Sunday

Author - First Name: 
Brian
Author - Last Name: 
Brandsmeier

This liturgy was written to reflect a process-relational theology.

Prayer of Confession for Creation Sunday

Author - First Name: 
Brian
Author - Last Name: 
Brandsmeier

This liturgy was written to reflect a process-relational theology.

One: Creator God, in the fullness of time you helped to bring forth the heavens and the earth. You filled the earth with plants, animals, insects, birds, rivers, fjords, and so much more.

Advent Candle Liturgy

Author - First Name: 
Jeanyne
Author - Last Name: 
Slettom

This liturgy, which includes candle lighting and benediction/commission and blessing, was written to reflect a process-relational theology.

Creation Season: Texts, Hymns, Blessings

Ist Sunday of Creation Season: God Is Creating

Text: Genesis 1:1-25
First Hymn Joyful Joyful
Middle Hymn For the Beauty of the Earth
Final Hymn Sing of Colors (De Colores)

Hymn For Creation Sunday

Author - First Name: 
Sara
Author - Last Name: 
Klosterboer

"All-Present, All-Visible, Source of All Life"


TUNE: Immortal Invisible

Prayer: Teach us Your Ways...

Author - First Name: 
Bill
Author - Last Name: 
Matson

Creating God, with an engaging spirit you never fail to meet us where we are, ever faithful while calling us into each tomorrow with the excitement and adventure of new possibilities. As we greet this new day, facing realities we find overwhelming, let us not be burdened with a sense of hopelessness and despair. Teach us your ways, O God. Grace us with the courage, strength and hopefulness to meet and engage this day exactly as we find it. Teach us your ways.

Good Friday Service

Call to Worship:

Come to this place apart to pray;
God, who has given us life, meets us here.
Will God be revealed to us on this dark day?
Has not God turned away and forsaken us?
Come, all who are weary and discouraged,
God, whom you have trusted, has not deserted you.
Will God hear our cries and replenish our strength?
Who can believe in the midst of such sorrow?
Come, all who have laid loved ones to rest;
God, who grieves with us, watches with us now.

Prayer: God of Land and Sea...

Author - First Name: 
Beth
Author - Last Name: 
Johnson

God of land and sea, of moon and sun—we are never without your presence. You move in and through us always and everywhere. You are as near as our breath, as close as our heartbeat. We see you in the eyes of all we meet. We hear you in the coo of a dove. We taste you in our tears. We open ourselves to Your presence within and around us. Open our hearts, we pray, that we may hear Your Divine call and respond well—to co-create with you ever greater possibilities of beauty, truth, and love.

Prayer for Creation Sunday (Psalm 8)

Author - First Name: 
Brian
Author - Last Name: 
Brandsmeier

This liturgy was written to reflect a process-relational theology.

Prayer of Confession for Creation Sunday

Author - First Name: 
Brian
Author - Last Name: 
Brandsmeier

Contributed by Brian Brandsmeier
This liturgy was written to reflect a process-relational theology.

 

One: Creator God, in the fullness of time you helped to bring forth the heavens and the earth. You filled the earth with plants, animals, insects, birds, rivers, fjords, and so much more.

Earth Day Service

Author - First Name: 
Jeanyne
Author - Last Name: 
Slettom

This liturgy was written to reflect a process-relational theology.


Opening Words   

Season of Lent

Author - First Name: 
Jeanyne
Author - Last Name: 
Slettom

Easter Benedictions/Commissioning & Blessing

Lent 1

In this season of Lent, take time, when you can, to be still.
Ponder the one who gave his life to bring forth the kingdom of God.
  We will honor Christ by believing in God’s vision for creation;
  We will be like good soil, in which the seeds of justice may grow.
God speaks to us in the life of Jesus;
  Let us hear the word and understand it.
  We are witnesses to God’s transforming power;

Lenten Candle Liturgy

Author - First Name: 
Jeanyne
Author - Last Name: 
Slettom

This liturgy was written to reflect a process-relational theology.

Ash Wednesday

Author - First Name: 
Jeanyne
Author - Last Name: 
Slettom

A Service of Ashes

A Blessing for the New Year

Author - First Name: 
David
Author - Last Name: 
Steindalrast

May you grow still enough to hear the small noises earth makes in preparing for the long sleep of winter, so that you yourself may grow calm and grounded deep within. May you grow still enough to hear the trickling of water seeping into the ground, so that your soul may be softened and healed, guided in its flow. May you grow still enough to hear the splintering of starlight in the winter sky and the roar at earth's fiery core. May you grow still enough to hear the stir of a single snowflake in the air so that your inner silence may turn into hushed expectation.

Holy Communion Service for Christmas Eve

Author - First Name: 
Carolyn
Author - Last Name: 
Bohler

THE INVITATION

Pastor:  God is with you.

All:  And also with you.

Pastor:  Let us open our hearts to the Spirit of Christ, born a long time ago, and born again this night (can be “today” if anytime during Advent or Christmastide), in our lives.

All:  We open our hearts to God, the Christ birthing now in our lives, and to one another—precious embodiments of Your creation.

Pastor:  We give thanks.

All:  We thank God with joy.

Blue Christmas

Author - First Name: 
Rick
Author - Last Name: 
Marshall

A Service of Remembrance for the Time of Advent and Christmas

A Ceremony of Lessons and Carols

Author - First Name: 
Jeanyne
Author - Last Name: 
Slettom

This service of lessons and carols is based on the traditional set of readings with some changes. It retains lessons 3-9, but shifts the message of lessons 1 and 2 away from original sin toward original blessing. The first reading is God’s creation and blessing of humankind; the second is God’s covenant with Noah. The opening and closing liturgies are rewritten to reflect the perspective of a process-relational theology. Hymn suggestions aim, for the most part, to accommodate congregational favorites.

Hanging of the Greens: First Sunday of Advent

Author - First Name: 
Slettom
Author - Last Name: 
Jeanyne

adaptation by Jeanyne Slettom

Hanging of the Greens: First Sunday of Advent

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