Some of us studiously avoid the civic-holidays and patriotism in worship. Some of us don’t have that luxury. Others of us are working on how to celebrate communion on a civic holiday, or dreaming up creative worship ideas that are easier to test out in the summer. And some of us are already tired of ordinary time, only 3 weeks in. Whether you fall into any of these categories or you just want to brainstorm how to approach “come to me, all you that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest” yet again (but not in a funeral this time!), come share–what ideas do you have for this 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time?
Do you incorporate Vacation Bible School into worship? The week before or the week after? How do you handle that? What themes are you using, how do you adapt the VBS material into workable liturgy, what do you do about music clearly designed for preschoolers, and how do you help the whole congregation experience some of the energy and joy of VBS while providing viable worship leadership opportunities for kids? Ideas? Plans? Seeds we can water and tend together? Share here!
Do you have Pentecost worship ideas? Seeds that need a little back-and-forth to grow? sentences or words that haven’t grown into full-blown liturgy? Music plans? Creative space, drama, reading, liturgical ideas? Here’s a place to brainstorm, feed off the energy, collaborate, and dream!