Do This: Communion for Just and Courageous Living is a starting point for (re)engaging the life-shaping themes of Communion:
With new reflections and prayers, original hymns and liturgies, Do This brings deep wonder to the order of Communion.
Our Great God Gun: This gun-obsessed society is a disgrace
Rev. Dr. Susan Thistlethwaite, President Emeritus of Chicago Theological Seminary adapted Isaac 58 to use as a confession/forgiveness/change liturgical element, to be used, 'until the guns fall silent'.
“A Feminist Apostles’ Creed” by Sarah Moon in “Liberating Liturgies: A Creed and a Call” at Patheos website (Sept. 17, 2014)
“If the gospel isn’t good news to the women in the passage, is it still good news?”
Grace Ji-Sun Kim interviews Wil Gafney
February 15, 2022
Paper Bag Cathedrals creates worship resources specifically for the challenges and advantages of small congregations.
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:
|Sermon planning guide
|Words for worship
|A special liturgy with holy communion
|8 New visuals with artist statements
|A listening guide
Free materials released to supplement the bundle
As we are embraced by God's reconciling love in worship, we are equipped to carry that reconciling love into our relationships beyond the worship space. Worship equips us for the work of conciliation, but the liturgy itself needs to be decolonized if it is to truly honor Christian commitments to God and neighbor. This book explores the reformed liturgy in its pattern of Gathering, Word, Table, and Sending, searching it both for colonial vestiges, and spaces of new possibility. Unsettling Worship invites the reader into a conversation about reformed worship in a setting of ongoing colonization. Worship should both unsettle us, and equip us for the essential work of making things right with Indigenous neighbors.
Tracy Kugler, a member of St. Paul's UCC in St. Paul, MN
~includes a strong list of resources for congregational or personal learning
A Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgment was compiled in conversation with a group of Minnesota Indigenous leaders.
The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center offers this Toolkit.
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 many churches, laypersons prepare the prayers of intercession. In this down-to-earth handbook, Ramshaw proposes seven steps, from Monday through Sunday, to assist in crafting the prayers of the faithful.
A collated Interfaith Prayer for Peace; adding pieces from other world religions or individuals - especially publicly/currently demonized groups - might add to its power.