July 2, 2017
Matthew 10:40-42
Romans 6:12-23
Genesis 22:1-14
Psalm 13

Epiphany 2/Ordinary Time 2

Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2

from the book
Lectionary Worship Workbook
Series III, Cycle A

Amy C. Schifrin
Martha Shonkwiler

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Gathering Chant
Divide the congregation into three parts: men's voices, women's and children's voices, and choir. Begin with a steady drumbeat of quarter notes, then add men's voices ("come and see"), then women's and children's ("water, water"), and when those are firmly established add the choir ("spirit"). Using hand gestures the pastor can change the volume and intensity of this spoken chant, building to a crescendo and tapering off to a whisper, until the drum ends as it began.
(illustration in book)
Prayer Of The Day
P: O God our Father, you sent your son, the holy Lamb of God, to lead us into eternal life. Open our eyes to see your great love poured out for us through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, through all ages of ages.
C: Amen.

Intercessory Prayers
P: Hear the cries of your people in every time and place, that your faithfulness might be known and your grace...

This Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 worship resource, Epiphany 2/Ordinary Time 2, is based on John 1:29-42 and relates to Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This worship resource is excerpted from the book Lectionary Worship Workbook. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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