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Memorial Service Prayer

This prayer was written by Rick Lindholtz for the memorial service of a friend. It is based on Psalm 22, 90, 100; Isaiah 43, 49.

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Communion – Children

Intergenerational Communion Service Our church had an intergenerational worship service which focused on the Last Supper and teaching children (and adults) about communion.  It seemed to be very well received here, so I thought I would pass it on as a possible resource for other churches.  Attached is a worship order with detailed notes and…

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Good Friday Tenebrae: The Seven Deadly Sins

The seven candles that are extinguished in the Good Friday Tenebrae service can be fittingly paired to the seven deadly sins. Included in this service are calls to prayer, congregational prayers, and words of pardon for each of the seven deadly sins.

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Tenebrae Service – Jesus’ Last Week

We had done a Tenebrae service for a number of years and were looking for a way to breathe some newness into it, so instead of walking through the sayings of Jesus on the cross and extinguishing a candle after each one, we decided to incorporate some scenes from the last week of the life…

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Ash Wednesday Interactive Stations

We observed Ash Wednesday during our Kamp Kidd program (Wednesday night programming for Preschool-4th Grade).  I put together these stations that deal with confession and forgiveness.

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Lesson Plan: Ash Wednesday Service

Dan Booker developed this Ash Wednesday service while serving as Youth Minister at First Covenant Church in Rockford, Illinois. While geared primarily for youth, adults found it to be a meaningful experience as well.

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Speech Choir Scripture Readings for the Church Year

This is a resource from George Scranton, Drama professor at Seattle Pacific University and Ordained to Specialized Ministry in the Evangelical Covenant Church. He has created antiphonal speech choir readings of the liturgical Bible passages for the major seasons of the church year (years A, B, and C!). It is very well done!

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The Quieter Virtues – Lent 2011

I am including the outline for our Lenten Series on the Quieter Virtues based on the book by Gregory H. Spencer, Awakening the Quieter Virtues (InterVarsity). The bulletin artwork was purchased through Eyekons.com and is not to be reproduced without purchase by each local church.

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