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Saints Through The Ages ... from SermonStudio | Worship | Special Occasion | from the book Services For Special Days | Mary Lu Warstler |
A Service Of Hymns And Readings For Reformation/All Saints Day


Reformation Day (October 31) and All Saints Day (November 1) are really two separate celebrations. I have linked them together in part because they are side by side on the calendar. They became connected by the action of Martin Luther in the early sixteenth century.

On the Eve of All Saints Day, >> More


Out Of The Ashes ... from SermonStudio | Worship | Special Occasion | from the book Services For Special Days | Mary Lu Warstler |
A Service Of Ashes And Holy Communion For Ash Wednesday


This service of ashes and Holy Communion is written especially for Ash Wednesday. It is a combination of hymns, scriptures, and readings.

Scriptures that are printed are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, except where stated otherwise. Responsive readings are paraphrased.

Participants for this service:

Pastor

Liturgist

Reader 1

Reader 2

Joel

Forester

Artist

Participants can either use >> More


Celebrate The Resurrection ... from SermonStudio | Worship | Special Occasion | from the book Services For Special Days | Mary Lu Warstler |
A Service Of Hymns And Word For Easter


Easter Sunday celebrations are often full of tradition. We have favorite hymns, scriptures, flowers, and music with many instruments and choirs. This service can be used for the early "sunrise service," substituted for the traditional or later service, or used anytime during the season of Easter, which runs from Easter Sunday to Pentecost.

Readers

Pastor

Liturgist

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Words Of The Cross ... from SermonStudio | Worship | Special Occasion | from the book Services For Special Days | Mary Lu Warstler |
A Service Of Hymns And Readings For Good Friday


An offering can be inserted after the Welcome, Greeting, And Announcements, or offering plates can be placed on a table where folks can use them on the way out.

For visual appeal, seven candles of various sizes and colors are placed on the altar. These can include the regular altar candles, or be >> More


The Dream ... from SermonStudio | Worship | Special Occasion | from the book Services For Special Days | Mary Lu Warstler |
A Service Of Hymns And Story For The Lenten Season


This service of hymns and story was written for the Lenten season of the Christian church year. However, like most of the services in this book, it can be used for other times of the year. The emphasis is on finding and renewing the relationship with God.

Scriptures that are quoted are >> More


The Suffering Servant ... from SermonStudio | Worship | Special Occasion | from the book Services For Special Days | Mary Lu Warstler |
A Service Of Lights And Scriptures For Maundy Thursday


Traditionally, in many churches, Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday, is a remembrance of the last supper before the crucifixion. In the early church, the entire week was one of remembrance. In more recent years, we go from Palm Sunday to Easter sometimes without a service on Thursday and sometimes a Good Friday >> More


A Time For All Things ... from SermonStudio | Worship | Special Occasion | from the book Services For Special Days | Mary Lu Warstler |
A Service Of Hymns And Readings For New Year's Day


This hymn service is based on the book of Ecclesiastes. It is suitable for any time of the year, but works well with the New Year, when we think of new beginnings, resolutions, and making our lives better.

This service works best with the following participants:

Pastor

Liturgist

Reader One

Reader Two


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A Parade Of Passion ... from SermonStudio | Worship | Special Occasion | from the book Services For Special Days | Mary Lu Warstler |
A Service Of Hymns And Choral Readings For Palm/Passion Sunday


In our rush-and-hurry world, we often move directly from Palm Sunday's triumphal entry to Easter's resurrection. The result is forgotten suffering. Thus, Palm Sunday has become a combination of triumph and suffering so there will be something to celebrate on Easter. This service is especially important if there are no other >> More


The Birth Of The Church ... from SermonStudio | Worship | Special Occasion | from the book Services For Special Days | Mary Lu Warstler |
A Service Of Hymns And Word For Pentecost Sunday


Pentecost is celebrated fifty days after Easter, or the seventh Sunday of Easter. It sometimes comes as early as Mother's Day or as late as Father's Day, but more often is closer to Memorial Sunday. Because of these other holidays, Pentecost is often forgotten, or simply observed with a ho-hum attitude of >> More


Come, Ye Thankful People ... from SermonStudio | Worship | Special Occasion | from the book Services For Special Days | Mary Lu Warstler |
A Service Of Hymns And Readings For Thanksgiving


There are several opportunities for readers in this service of Thanksgiving.

The reading of the creation story at the beginning of the service may be done by one person or divided among seven readers.

The dialogue needs two readers.

The monologue and story each have one reader.

Psalm 23 is done by the congregation, or can be >> More


Celebrate The Trinity ... from SermonStudio | Worship | Special Occasion | from the book Services For Special Days | Mary Lu Warstler |
A Service Of Hymns And Readings For Trinity Sunday


Trinity Sunday is the Sunday following Pentecost. It is one of the special days of the church calendar which is often overlooked. Often it falls on Father's Day, Graduation Recognition Day, and many other end-of-the-school-year activities and beginning of summer activities. In the Catholic tradition, it is observed with more solemnity than >> More


In Search Of Love ... from SermonStudio | Worship | Special Occasion | from the book Services For Special Days | Mary Lu Warstler |
A Hymn Service Of Words On Love For Valentine's Day Or Family Day


This hymn service and story is about the love of God and how two strangers become friends and find that love. It is ideal for Valentine's Day, but will be appropriate for any time of the year when love is the theme.

Quoted scriptures are from the New Revised >> More


The Way To The Manger ... from SermonStudio | Worship | Special Occasion | from the book Services For Special Days | Mary Lu Warstler |
A Service Of Hymns And Choral Readings For Christmas Eve


The Christmas Eve service is written with the service of Holy Communion. However, this is optional. That line can be omitted from the worship bulletin.

The choral reading, with the exception of a few special parts, is written for male or female voices. The reading can be printed for the entire congregation, >> More


Where Are The Clowns? ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Special Occasion | 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 | from the book Holidays Are Holy Days | Alex A. Gondola, Jr.. |
Many of us are familiar with Stephen Sondheim's wonderful musical, A Little Night Music, and, perhaps, especially familiar with that show's best-known song, "Send In The Clowns." "Send In The Clowns" is a haunting, poignant, powerful solo about missed opportunities, confusing relationships, and life's complexities. The refrain, at one point, goes "Send in the clowns ... Where are the clowns? >> More


Good-bye, Columbus? ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Special Occasion | Isaiah 61:1-3 | Psalm 19:4 | from the book Holidays Are Holy Days | Alex A. Gondola, Jr.. |
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue,
Columbus sailed the ocean blue,
Columbus sailed the ocean blue,
Christopher Columbus!


So went a song most of us learned in elementary school. Maybe some of you learned its companion, "The Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria."

I remember celebrating Columbus as the visionary explorer who proved the world was round, when everyone else thought it was flat. >> More

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