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New & Noteworthy:

January 2, 2015

A Prayer for the New Year

By Karen McIntyre

God make me uncomfortable with easy answers to difficult questions. Make me miserable with half-truths, so miserable in fact, that […]

Liturgy
Occasional Rites
August 22, 2014

Memory Reruns: A Prayer Poem

By The Rev. Jessica Lynn Ross

A prayer poem by the Rev. Jessica Lynn Ross in reflection on the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

Liturgy
21st Century Africana
November 10, 2014

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING FOR EARLY IN LENT

This text is intended for use early in Lent, such as Ash Wednesday, the First Sunday in Lent, or the […]

Liturgy
Services of Word and Table
April 30, 2007

A Great Thanksgiving for Transfiguration Sunday

Though we failed to shine, and hid your image within us, you continued to call us into fellowship with you  […]

Liturgy
Great Thanksgiving
August 18, 2014

The Insanity of Killing Young Black Men

By Darlene A. Moore, Saint Mark UMC, Opelousas, LA

Look there, lying in the cold paved streets, another parent's son with blood flowing from a cold body that […]

Liturgy
21st Century Africana
March 26, 2014

Concerns and Prayers

By Andrea Murdock

We are a people who need you in your fullness — as Creative Father, Redeeming Son, and Sustaining Spirit. Our […]

Liturgy
Healing Services
December 25, 2014

Advent Wreath Candlelighting Meditations for Home and Church – 2014

By Dean McIntyre

These short meditations may be used with the weekly lighting of candles of an Advent wreath on the four Sundays […]

Liturgy
May 17, 2015

21st Century Africana Worship Resources for Ascension Day (Or Ascension Sunday)

By Sherrie Dobbs Johnson

Lord, we've come this morning seeking your presence, but it's hard to settle in when so many things […]

Liturgy
21st Century Africana
May 17, 2015

21st Century Africana Liturgy Resources for The Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B

By Stacey Cole Wilson

We will live and tell of the works of the Lord. Christ died. Christ is risen; and Christ is alive […]

Liturgy
21st Century Africana
May 10, 2015

21st Century Africana Liturgy Resources for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B

By Ciona D. Rouse

Reader 2: I will follow you into the wilderness, Lord, if it means I will find strength to resist temptation. I […]

Liturgy
21st Century Africana
May 10, 2015

21st Century Africana Liturgy Resources for The Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B

By The Rev. Marilyn E. Thornton

I believe that Jesus is the Christ who was born of God and that everyone who loves the parent loves […]

Liturgy
21st Century Africana
May 3, 2015

God Is the True Vine: 21st Century Worship Resources for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B

By Safiyah Fosua, GBOD

God is the True Vine, And we are the branches. Connected to God; Connected to bear fruit! 

Liturgy
21st Century Africana
April 26, 2015

The Good Shepherd: 21st Century Worship Resources for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Oh God, We are so preoccupied with counting sheep that we forget how much we need a shepherd. We are […]

Liturgy
21st Century Africana
April 19, 2015

21st Century Africana Liturgy Resources for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B

By The Rev. Dr. Safiyah Fosua

Merciful God, we confess that we have far too much in common with the crowds that screamed to release Barabbas […]

Liturgy
21st Century Africana
April 12, 2015

21st Century Africana Liturgy Resources for The Second Sunday of Easter, Year B

By Stephon Williams and Safiyah Fosua

It's the Sunday after Easter; the lilies are gone. And we are alone with our faith Thomas said: "Unless […]

Liturgy
21st Century Africana
April 12, 2015

It Happened Once: 21st Century Worship Resources for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B

By Kwasi Kena

Once, First-Century Christians shared freely. And now?  

Article
21st Century Africana
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