Fear Not Advent Series

Here’s another sermon series option for Advent! This series looks at the 4 people angels appeared to and said, “Fear not!” This was a fun series for our church because we used lots of angels in our decor and I read a section of the book Probity Jones And The Fear Not Angel by Walter Wangerin to the kids every week for Children’s Time.

Click here to download the worship plan: Fear Not Advent Series Worship Plan
I also have previously posted Calls to Worship for this series which you can find here: Fear Not 1, Fear Not 3, Fear Not 4

Below is the graphic we used to advertise the series as well as my favorite visual image of The Annunciation! Enjoy and happy Advent planning!

Check my other Advent resources here:
Hanging of the Greens Worship service
Bethlehem House of Bread Advent Worship Series
All Earth Is Waiting Advent Series
The Gift of Yes Advent Series

God is with us      The Annunciation by Henry Ossawa Tanner 1896

All Saints Remembrance & Great Thanksgiving

allsaintsday_sqThere are many ways churches celebrate All Saints’ Sunday and remember their members who’ve passed away. I’d love to hear about your traditions or new acts of remembrance for All Saints Sunday. Below is a liturgy for All Saints remembrance that segues into a liturgy of Great Thanksgiving for communion.

Click here to download: All Saints Remembrance and Great Thanksgiving 

Comment with your favorite All Saints traditions and share the inspiration!
Happy Planning!

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Get Lit is Now on Facebook!

Screenshot_20191003-101904That’s right, the Get Lit Worship Resources blog you know and love is now on Facebook as well! Everything that gets posted here will show up on the new Get Lit Worship Resources Facebook Page, however some other things will only show up on the Facebook page. I’ll occasionally share a song or link to an article or someone else’s resource just on Facebook, so be sure to head over and like Get Lit Worship Resources so you don’t miss any of that resourcey goodness!

Theology of Mister Rogers Sermon Series

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We had so much fun with our recent sermon series on the theology of Mister Rogers. We kicked it off with the documentary about Fred Rogers called Won’t You Be My Neighbor? We also included a special Sunday Prayer Walk where we had a shortened worship service and then went out to pray for the families in our neighborhood. We also brought out the puppets a la Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for children’s time each week. You can find my original puppet skits here:
Puppet Skit on Loving our Neighbors
Puppet Skit on Feelings
Puppet Skit on Losing
Puppet Skit on Love

Here’s the prayer for illumination I wrote for the series:
God of our global neighborhood, guide us in your Truth and teach us again the lessons we need to learn. Through your loving instruction, may we be good neighbors and follow in the Way of Christ. AMEN

You can download the series plan worship plan here: Theology of Mister Rogers Worship Plan

I hope you enjoy this really meaningful series. Happy Planning!

World Communion Liturgy from Rev. Elizabeth Quick

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Image by Timothy Tennent

World Communion Sunday is this week!!

I love World Communion and this year we’re starting a new series called ‘A Walk in God’s Park’ for the month of October. Luckily my friend and colleague, Rev. Elizabeth Quick, has the perfect communion liturgy! It’s a sung liturgy using the tune of For the Beauty of the Earth and it was written specifically for World Communion Sunday!
Whatever theme you’re going with this week, this liturgy is a lovely way to celebrate World Communion with your congregation. I’ve used several of Beth’s sung liturgies now and every time my congregation says how much they enjoy them. Sot thank you, Beth!
Check out this wonderful World Communion sung liturgy here: bethquick.blogspot.com/2018/09/a-sung-communion-for-world-communion
Happy World Communion and Happy Planning!