Worship Planning Tools

22 September 2024

WORSHIP RESOURCES Ordinary Time (Proper 20) James 3:13—4:3, 7-8a Sow Peace   Additional Scriptures Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; Mark 9:30-37; Doctrine and Covenants 162:7a Preparation If engaging in the Sowing Seeds of Peace Time of Community Practice, provide seed packets, small pots, and potting soil. Consider setting up workstations around the worship space. Other tools needed include small shovels, a tarp or other material for indoor potting, and water. Prelude Welcome Scripture Reading: James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Invitation to Worship           Our theme today is “Sow Peace,” drawn from our lectionary scripture. An emphasis of this scripture, and our gathering, is discerning...

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15 September 2024

WORSHIP RESOURCES Ordinary Time (Proper 19) James 3:1-12 Speak Blessing   Additional Scriptures Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19; Mark 8:27-38; Doctrine and Covenants 161:2c-d; 162:1b Prelude Welcome and Invitation to Worship                       Listen… Listen to the voice…             Scripture Reading: Doctrine and Covenants 162:1b.             During this sacred time, we will discern what it means to speak blessing. Often, our greatest wisdom and insight comes not from simply speaking our mind, but first listening to the voice of the Spirit, and the perspectives of others.             The prayer for us today is that through community we may hear what needs to...

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8 September 2024

WORSHIP RESOURCES Ordinary Time (Proper 18) James 2:1-17 Faith and Works   Additional Scriptures Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; Mark 7:24-37; Doctrine and Covenants 162:7d   Preparation Create a worship center that draws attention to the contrast of needs in the world. Today’s scripture from James begins by asking if we are willing to welcome the poor and disadvantaged into our communities. Items on display could include socks, water bottles, hygiene items, or other necessities that privileged individuals typically don’t need to worry about access to. For the Time of Community Practice, gather strips of paper or fabric, baskets...

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1 September 2024

WORSHIP RESOURCES Ordinary Time (Proper 17)World Hunger Emphasis Day James 1:17-27 Abolish Poverty, End Suffering   Additional Scriptures Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23; Doctrine and Covenants 163:4a   Preparation Today is one of two Sundays a year when we focus on world hunger and the theme is Abolish Poverty, End Suffering. For several weeks before this service, announce, advertise, and encourage participants to bring shelf-stable food this Sunday as donations for a local food bank during the Focus Moment.     Prelude Welcoming Hymns “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”  CCS 128 OR “All Who Love and...

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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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