Paper Bag Cathedrals creates worship resources specifically for the challenges and advantages of small congregations.
Creative Overflow in Worship Design with Andra Moran & Suzanna Castle
This Is the Day: Liturgy for Love and Justice. Formation for Faith and Renewal offers Inspired: A 7-Week Womanist Worship Series.
Find Prompts for Prayers of Intercession: brief weekly online suggestions for national and world events and concerns that prayer writers might consider as they prepare for worship posted on the ELCA's Worship Blog.
We write creative resources for Christian communities and households.
We’re a little bit messy. Irreverently reverent. Held together by spit and Spirit.
Come take a gander.
See their Bread of Life series for late summer, 2021.
Find Benedictions from around the country here.
The Plural Guild creates unique liturgies and music specific to the times and contexts in which we live.
enfleshed develops general-purpose, anti-racism and COVID-19 related liturgical elements.
The Promise & the Practice offers a collection of worship materials by UU religious professionals of color.
A Sanctified Art provides liturgical elements informed by and incorporating progressive theology, expansive imagery, and beautiful and diverse forms of art to encourage engagement in worship.
Their Summer 2021 liturgy I've Been Meaning to Ask is here! Find sample links for:
Bundled resources include:
|Study journal||Branding bundle|
|Sermon planning guide||Poetry prayers|
|Words for worship||A special liturgy with holy communion|
|Conversation cards||Video vignettes|
|8 New visuals with artist statements||A listening guide|
Free materials released to supplement the bundle
Thom M. Shuman creates new RCL-based Liturgies each week at Lectionary Liturgies.
Cooking with Elsa: weekly RCL-based worship resources including: sermon prompts, liturgical elements and creative tips.
Spill the Beans designs Narrative Lectionary worship and learning resources for all ages.
As featured on PBS, Duluth artist, Carolyn Olson’s, powerful artwork could be the impetus for a moving sermon, the backdrop for Prayers of the People/Intercessory Prayers, and/or a contemplative focal point. Contact the artist for copyright permissions.
Igniter Media created free graphics to help engage congregations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
creates fantastic coloring pages, bulletins and other resources for children to use during worship that spark inquiry and deepen engagement.
This video is from the 2021 Online ELCA's Children, Youth, and Family Ministry Network's Extravaganza. It is the Story of Confession from Vance Blackfox from the Opening Worship. A powerful confession for us all, based on the story of Joseph in the Pit.
is a subscription-based streaming service providing video resources to include in online worship or discussion groups; includes visual prayers, poems, and benedictions
OnBeing's new Poetry Films forum could be great as contemplative prayer prompts, worship elements or small group discussion starters.
is not only a fantastic book, the trailer, in and of itself, is a beautiful contemplative practice - great for prayer-time!
offers tips for congregational SINGING IN A VIRTUAL REALITY
has pieces available on Prelude Music Planner for download. Nonsubscribers can find pieces for purchase on the Augsburg Fortress website; sign up for their biweekly newsletter with streaming music ideas for upcoming Sundays.
"The nation's premiere faith-based music academy for high school students" created a resource page which includes links to a beautiful Virtual Evening Prayer, the LSM virtual choir singing Luther's Morning Prayer (Carl Shalk), and a number of faculty recordings of tips and commentaries for church musicians.
Subscribe to the ELCA Worship Blog for weekly prompts for crafting local Prayers of Intercession. The post, Resources for Crafting the Prayers of Intercession, and FAQ, How Do We Craft Prayers of Intercession? will help leaders prepare weekly local prayers.
In the intercessions, the assembly asks God to respond to the needs of the whole world. Through these petitions, worshipers enact their baptismal calling to intercede for the well-being of all things.
In many churches, laypersons prepare the prayers of intercession. In this concise, charming, down-to-earth handbook, Ramshaw proposes seven steps, from Monday through Sunday, to assist your crafting of the prayers of the faithful.
Incorporate their poetry into a personal or group contemplative practice, worship/liturgical element, or small group discussion fodder among tweens, teens and/or adults.
A collated Interfaith Prayer for Peace; adding pieces from other world religions or individuals - especially publicly/currently demonized groups - might add to its power.