Worship Planning Tools

25 August 2025

WORSHIP RESOURCES Ordinary Time (Proper 16) Ephesians 6:10-20 Be Ready to Proclaim the Gospel of Peace   Additional Scriptures I Kings 8:1, 6, 10-11, 22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84; John 6:56-69 Preparation See the Focus Moment for the materials needed.                                                                                                                           ...

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18 August 2024

WORSHIP RESOURCES Ordinary Time (Proper 15) Ephesians 5:15-20 Let My Spirit Always Sing   Additional Scriptures I Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14; Psalm 111; John 6:51-58; Doctrine and Covenants 161:1b Preparation Today’s theme has three critical components. These include focusing on spiritual living, singing psalms, making music to the Lord, and giving thanks. A worship center could include elements or symbols involving spirituality, singing, and thankfulness.                                                        Prelude Welcome, Joys, and Concerns Provide a vision for...

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11 August 2024

WORSHIP RESOURCES  Ordinary Time (Proper 14) Ephesians 4:25­­—5:2 Be Imitators of God   Additional Scriptures 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 130; John 6:35,41-51 Preparation Before worship, as participants assemble, pass out index cards and pencils that will be used during the Reflection Activity. Prelude Welcome, Joys, and Concerns Include an overall vision for today’s service. The scripture for today calls worship participants to reflect on their life journey and assess if there are things present in their lives that are preventing them from being imitators of God. Do social or political issues divide us so that we are distant...

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4 August 2024

WORSHIP RESOURCES Ordinary Time (Proper 13) Ephesians 4:1-16 Develop Disciples to Serve   Additional Scriptures 2 Samuel 11:26—12:13a; Psalm 51:1-12; John 6:24-35 Share and Care Prelude           Greetings and Welcome The presider should prayerfully read all the lectionary scriptures several times and prepare a statement of welcome, including an overview of the scripture and theme of the day. An example: Welcome to this sacred time. We come in response to the invitation issued through God’s grace. We come to continue developing as disciples of Jesus. The Mission Initiative Develop Disciples to Serve is described as “equipping individuals for Christ’s mission…to be...

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28 July 2024

WORSHIP RESOURCES Ordinary Time (Proper 12) Ephesians 3:14-21 What is the Breadth, Length, Height, and Depth of Christ’s Love? Additional Scriptures 2 Samuel 11:1-15, Psalm 14; John 6:1-21   Share and Care Prelude           Greetings and Welcome The presider should prayerfully read all 4 of the lectionary scriptures several times and prepare a statement of Welcome including an overview of the scripture and theme of the day. The following is an example. Welcome to this sacred time. We come in response to the invitation issued through God’s grace. We come to experience the fullness of God’s love. Today’s theme scripture from...

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