Worship Planning Tools

27 October 2024

WORSHIP RESOURCES Ordinary Time (Proper 25) Mark 10:46-52/10:46-54 IV Heal Our Blindness   Additional Scriptures Job 42:1-6, 10-17; Psalm 34:1-8, 19-22; Hebrews 7:23-28; Doctrine and Covenants 163:4a   Preparation For the Focus Moment you will need a few objects you don’t mind getting stepped on (toys, office supplies, rocks, sticks, etc.) spread throughout the “obstacle course.” You will also need fabric to use as a blindfold. Prelude Welcome As we gather, let us pause a moment to breathe in this space. Notice what is before you, behind you, around you. Feel the ground below you. Take a deep breath in...

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20 October 2024

WORSHIP RESOURCES Ordinary Time (Proper 24) Mark 10:35-45 Can You Drink the Cup? Additional Scriptures Job 38:1-7, 34-41; Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c; Hebrews 5:1-10; Doctrine and Covenants 165:2a   Preparation Supplies: Paper and pens for the scribes in the Generosity Game.   Prelude Welcome Sharing of Joys and Concerns Call to Worship             Reader 1:         Read “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” CCS 457, Stanza 1             Reader 2:         Read “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” CCS 457, Stanza 2             Reader 3:         Were the whole realm of nature mine,                                     that were an offering far too small;...

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13 October 2024

WORSHIP RESOURCES Ordinary Time (Proper 23) Hebrews 4:12-16 Practice Bold Discipleship   Additional Scriptures Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22:1-15; Mark 10:17-31; Doctrine and Covenants 164:9a             Preparation Recruit someone to lead the Focus Moment and secure the supplies needed. See below. Prelude Hymn of Praise          “Takwaba Uwabanga Yesu!/There’s No One Like Jesus!"CCS 121 OR “Santo, santo, santo/Holy, Holy, Holy"CCS 159 OR “Louez le Seigneur!/Praise, Praise, Praise the Lord!"CCS 106 Sing several times, encouraging participants to sing in languages other than their own.    Welcome The world is changing. Old forms are crumbling. New possibilities are emerging. We live between what was...

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6 October 2024

WORSHIP RESOURCES Ordinary Time (Proper 22) Mark 10:2-16/10:2-14 IV The Kin-dom of God Belongs to Children Additional Scriptures Job 1:1; 2:1-10; Psalm 26; Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12; Doctrine and Covenants 163:2a             Preparation Today’s scripture is an opportunity to include the Sacrament of Blessing of Children. Suggested placement would be after the Message. If offering the sacrament, include in the Message the background and meaning of this sacrament. Prelude Welcome  The Kin-dom of God belongs to children and so we welcome you to this worship as a little child. Scripture Reading: Mark 10:13-16 Call to Worship: Psalm 26:2-3, 8 May you...

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29 September 2024

WORSHIP RESOURCES Ordinary Time (Proper 21) James 5:13-20 Let Us Pray for One Another Additional Scriptures Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22; Psalm 124; Mark 9:38-50; Doctrine and Covenants 164:1   Preparation This theme lends itself to the sacrament of Laying on of Hands for the Sick. It is suggested to choose between offering the sacrament, perhaps at stations around the room, or a homily on the James scripture followed by a discussion. If choosing the sacrament, make sure the stations and elders are equipped and that they, as well as the congregation, have been prepared for its inclusion in the service....

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