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“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

Beginning with the traditional opening from Charles Wesley, this moves into a progressive Christian expression of resurrection.
Christ the Lord is risen today – Alleluia!
Mortal tongues and angels say: – Alleluia!

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Easter. Resource Types: Hymns.

Easter Sunday Prayer

I’m a scientific kind of guy and to tell you the truth
I find the stories of the empty tomb hard to take in

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Easter. Resource Types: Prayers.

A Reason to Celebrate Easter

As a progressive clergy person from my first day in the pulpit, thirty years ago, I always felt that everything from Lent to Easter Sunday was the most important and exciting season for Christians. It was another opportunity to teach and even to practice the path of kenosis, to move beyond our familiar boundaries of mind and body by learning to let go and change.

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Funeral Liturgy

Greetings ladies and gentlemen. I’m X and I welcome you to the Y Chapel as we gather as an expression of our love, respect and regard for N.
We come to mourn and to honour her/him. To lay to rest her/his mortal body and support one another as we grieve.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Life Celebration (funeral). Resource Types: Full Service Liturgies.

She’s Alive… Beautiful… Finite… Hurting… Worth Dying for- video

by Bittu Sahgal

This is a non-commercial attempt from http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryasi…, to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporates and mindless ‘consumers’ are combining to destroy life on earth. It is dedicated to all who died fighting for …

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The Stations of the Cross and the Beatitudes, Week 6

A Guide to Spiritual Practice for Lent

Beatitude Six: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
“No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.” (l John 4: 12) It is through the heart that we experience God directly.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Lent. Rituals: Lent. Resource Types: Affirmations, Meditations, Readings, and Study Guides.

We walk the way that has no end (Good Friday Hymn)

Tune: Winchester (Ride on, ride on in majesty)

We walk in silence while the earth
Quivers and cracks beneath our feet
Swallows our dreams and shatters worth
Solemn, we trudge to hearts’ dull beat.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Holy Week and Lent. Rituals: Lent. Resource Types: Hymns.

Good Friday Reflection

We come here today to remember a man. A man…
who had dreams,
who had those dreams shattered,…

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Holy Week and Lent. Rituals: Lent. Resource Types: Prayers and Readings.

A Story Less Often Told

Towards a New Trajectory for the Easter Vigil

The Easter Vigil is a rich and beautiful liturgical event. It is adaptable to many different contexts and situations, from larger cathedrals to smaller rural parishes. Like much of Anglican worship, it is a feast for the ear.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Holy Week. Resource Types: Full Service Liturgies.

Roll Away the Stone

On this Easter Sunday,
Let us roll away the stone
The stone that stifles the divine spark within us
That keeps us from being our true selves

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Easter. Resource Types: Affirmations and Prayers.

The Stations of the Cross and the Beatitudes, Part 7

A Guide to Spiritual Practice for Lent

Beatitude Seven: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
Beatitude Eight: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for justice’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Station Twelve: Jesus dies on the cross.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Holy Week and Lent. Rituals: Lent. Resource Types: Adult Curriculum, Meditations, and Study Guides.

A cuckoo in the holy nest

The real Jesus - dare we look at the real Jesus...?

A cuckoo in the holy nest, can I admit to what I see? A Jesus who is rough and hard, a normal bloke like you and me, a Jesus who could moan a bit, a Jesus who …

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Eternal Love, your grace we praise

Eternal Love, your grace we praise
Which shapes and comforts all our days,
Evolves the world we know.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Resource Types: Hymns.

Litany Based on John 1:1-4

In the beginning was the Word …
It all started with an act of divine self-expression.
and the Word was with God …
It all comes from the center of God.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Texts: John. Prayers: Invocation. Resource Types: Prayers and Readings.

Stations of the Cross and the Beatitudes, Week 5

A Guide to Spiritual Practice for Lent

Beatitude Five: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.”
Jesus was merciful, but didn’t receive mercy. He forgave the people who were about to kill him, but they killed him anyway. Yet we are still haunted by his assertion of the possibility of a world in which mercy works both ways.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love. Seasons & Special Events: Lent. Rituals: Lent. Resource Types: Adult Curriculum, Meditations, Readings, and Study Guides.

Palm Passion

Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday… a worship service from Soul Link Faith Community, a new church plant in Mansfield PA. The pastor’s story follows the order of worship.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Easter and Lent. Rituals: Lent. Resource Types: Full Service Liturgies.

Lent As A Practice Rather Than A Perfection

Lent has not been going well for me. One of the downsides to home-churching is that every planned activity falls on my husband and my shoulders, and we didn’t even realize when Easter fell as we made …

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Lent. Ages: All Ages. Resource Types: Articles.

“Thine Is the Glory”

Lo! Christ is with us, risen from the tomb;
Love for one another, conquers hopeless doom;
Let the church with gladness, hymns of joy now sing:
For with Christ arisen, death hath lost its sting.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Easter. Resource Types: Hymns.
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