Worship Resource Index

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“Worship Pieces,” sermons, and a few other posts are indexed here by scripture, time of year, and topic.  If you prefer to simply look through a certain type of worship piece (call to worship, prayer of confession, etc.) you can select that category from the right side bar.

This index links primarily to posts on this blog. For links to and information about my writing for other sites and publications, please see the Other Writings index.

Old Testament

Various Old Testament Stories: Call to Worship

Genesis 1:1-4: Call to Worship;  Prayer (Epiphany);   
Genesis 1:27: Call to Worship;
Genesis 1:1-2:4: Sermon;
Genesis 1:31-2:3: Sermon;
Genesis 2:4-9: Call to Worship, Benediction,
Genesis 2-3: Sermon,
Genesis 9: 8-17: Reflection,
Genesis 12:1-4: Prayer of Confession; Sermon;
Genesis 15: Reflection;
Genesis 17: 1-16: Reflection,
Genesis 18:1-7: Call to Worship;  Sermon; series outline;
Genesis 21:1-3; 22:1-14: Sermon; Reflection;
Genesis 26: Sermon
Genesis 39-40: Call to Worship
Genesis 37, 50: Sermon,

Exodus 2:1-10: Sermon; Reflection; Call to Worship
Exodus 3: Benediction, Reflection; Sermon;
Exodus 2-4: Sermon;
Exodus 12-13: Sermon;
Exodus 16:1-21: Sermon;
Exodus 17:1-7: Call to Worship, Sermon;

Leviticus 19:1-18: Reflection

Numbers 21:4-9: Call to Worship

Deuteronomy 5-6: Call to Worship
Deuteronomy 26:1-11: Reflection; Sermon;
Deuteronomy 30:19-20: Call to Worship and Prayer of Confession; Reflection; Call to Worship

Joshua 2: Prayer;

1 Samuel 1:4-20: Sermon, Reflection,
1 Samuel 1:9-2:10: Sermon (video only); Reflection;
1 Samuel 2:1-10: SermonCall to Worship,
1 Samuel 3:1-20: Call to Worship; Reflection; Sermon; Reflection;
1 Samuel 16:1-13: First thoughts; Sermon; Prayer of Confession,
1 Samuel 17:1-51: Sermon

2 Samuel 7:1-17: Sermon;
2 Samuel 11:26-12:13: Call to Worship

1 Kings 5, 8: Sermon; Call to Worship; Reflection;
1 Kings 17:1-16: Sermon,  Call to Worship;
1 Kings 17:17-24: Sermon; Reflection;
1 Kings 19: Call to Worship; Prayer;
1 Kings 21:1-21: Sermon

2 Kings 2:1-15: Call to Worship;
2 Kings 4:1-7: Sermon
2 Kings 5:1-14: Sermon  
2 Kings 6:8-23: Sermon; Sermon (podcast);   
2 Kings 22: Sermon

Nehemiah 8:1-10: Sermon

Job 1-2: Sermon; Excerpt;
Job 42: Sermon;

Psalm 1: Call to Worship; Call to Worship
Psalm 9: Morning Prayer;
Psalm 15: Call to Worship;
Psalm  16:7-11: Call to Worship;
Psalm 19: Call to Worship; Benediction;
Psalm 22: Call to Worship
Psalm 23: Call to Worship, BMC gathering, prayer, and psalm,
Psalm 24: Call to Worship;
Psalm 27: Call to Worship
Psalm 28: Call to Worship 
Psalm 33: Call to Worship
Psalm 34:1-8: Call to Worship
Psalm 34:8-14: Call to Worship
Psalm 36:5-9: Call to Worship; Call to Worship;
Psalm 46: PrayerFuneral Prayer, SermonCall to Worship; Prayer;
Psalm 51: Prayer of Confession; Call to Worship
Psalm 62: Call to Worship 
Psalm 63: Call to Worship, Sending Prayer
Psalm 67; Call to Worship,
Psalm 71: Call to Worship,
Psalm 78: Call to Worship,
Psalm 80: Call to Worship, Reflection (by Ben Wideman),
Psalm 89: Call to Worship and Prayer of Confession;
Psalm 91: Call to Worship (Lent), Call to Worship;
Psalm 92: Call to Worship
Psalm 95: Call to Worship
Psalm 98: Call to Worship
Psalm 107: Call to Worship
Psalm 119: Call to Worship, Prayer of Confession,
Psalm 121: Call to Worship;
Psalm 130: Sermon, Prayer of Confession; Call to Worship;
Psalm 131: Call to Worship; Sermon; Reflection;  Prayer;
Psalm 133: Call to Worship
Psalm 138: Benediction;
Psalm 139: Prayer Practice
Psalm 143: Call to Worship
Psalm 146: Call to Worship
Psalm 148: Prayer and activities with children
Psalm 150: Call to Worship,

Proverbs 3:5-6: Prayer of Confession

Ecclesiastes 3:1-14: Reflection ; Call to Worship
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12: Call to Worship

Song of Songs (general): Call to Worship;
Song of Songs 4:9-15: SermonReflection;
Song of Solomon 8:6-7: Call to Worship;

Isaiah 1:10-20: Call to Worship; Sermon
Isaiah 2:1-5: Prayer, Sermon
Isaiah 6:1-8: Sermon; Reflection;
Isaiah 6:1-11: Prayer of Confession
Isaiah 16:1-5: Sermon; Reflection;
Isaiah 25:6-9: Call to Worship
Isaiah 32: Sermon,
Isaiah 40:28-31: Call to Worship; Advent Prayer;
Isaiah 43:16-41: Call to Worship
Isaiah 55:1-5: Call to Worship; another Call to Worship
Isaiah 55:1-13: Reflection, Prayer of Confession,
Isaiah 58: Call to Worship and Benediction;
Isaiah 60: Sermon; Reflection; Call to Worship;
Isaiah 61: Call to Worship and Prayer of Confession
Isaiah 64: Call to Worship, Reflection, Reflection (by Amy Yoder McGloughlin);

Jeremiah 1:4-10: Reflections;
Jeremiah 18:1-11: Call to Worship
Jeremiah 18: 11-17: Sermon;
Jeremiah 23:1-8 (w/ reference to 22): Sermon; Excerpt;
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-14: Sermon;
Jeremiah 31:27-34: Call to Worship

Ezekiel 37:1-14: Prayer of Confession; Prayer; Sermon (Lent); Sermon (Advent)

Daniel 3: Prayer of Confession, Sermon

Hosea: Sermon
Hosea 11:3-4: Call to Worship 

Joel 2: Prayer of Confession 

Amos 5:18-24: Sermon;

Jonah: Call to Worship, Sermon, Reflection
Jonah 3: Sermon;

Micah 6:6-8: Call to Worship,

New Testament

Matthew 1: Hymn;
Matthew 2:1-12: Sermon; Sermon; Reflection;
Matthew 2:13-23: Sermon;
Matthew 3:1-11: Sermon;
Matthew 3:13-17: Sermon;
Matthew 4:1-11: Sermon
Matthew 4:18-22: Call to Worship; Prayer of Confession; Sermon
Matthew 5:1-12: Children’s Time; Prayer of Confession; Sermon (v. 8); Offertory Prayer; Sermon;
Matthew 5:13-20: Sermon; Reflection;
Matthew 5:38-45: Sermon;
Matthew 6:25-34: Prayer; Sermon;
Matthew 6:33: Call to Worship
Matthew 9:9: Sermon
Matthew 11:28-30: Reflection
Matthew 13:24-43: Micro-reflection;
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-46: Call to Worship, Sermon, Reflection; Call to Worship and Prayer of Confession; 
Matthew 14:13-21: Call to Worship and Benediction
Matthew 14:25-33: Call to Worship
Matthew 15: 21-28: Prayer of Confession, Sermon, Reflection
Matthew 16:13-20: Reflection,
Matthew 16:21-28: Sermon; Call to Worship and Prayer of Confession
Matthew 17:24-27: Sermon; Snippet
Matthew 18:15-20: Call to Worship,  Sermon; Snippet;
Matthew 19:16-30: Sermon;
Matthew 21:1-11:Prayer of Confession; Offertory Prayer; Sermon;
Matthew 22:1-14: Sermon
Matthew 22: 34-40: Call to Worship; Call to Worship;
Matthew 23:37: Prayer;
Matthew 25:1-13: Sermon;
Matthew 25:14-30: Sermon;
Matthew 25:31-46: Reflection
Matthew 26:6-13: SermonReflection;
Matthew 26:17-30: Sermon; Reflection;
Matthew 26:47-56: Sermon; Snippet;
Matthew 27:33-54: Sermon; Snippet;
Matthew 28:1-10: Sermon;
Matthew 28:1-15: Sermon; Reflection

Mark 1:14-20: Sermon Excerpt, Call to Worship; Reflection,
Mark 4:35-41: Call to Worship
Mark 5:1-20: Morning Prayer;
Mark 6:7: Call to Worship
Mark 6:7-13: Prayer of Confession
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56: Call to Worship; Prayer of Confession
Mark 8:27-33: Call to Worship; Thoughts, Sermon,
Mark 8:27-38: Reflection,
Mark 10:17-31: Reflection,
Mark 10:35-45: Dialog Sermon;
Mark 11:1-10: Prayer of Confession; Offertory Prayer
Mark 11:1-11: Sermon, Reflection; Reflection; Reflection;
Mark 11:20-25: Sermon
Mark 12:38-44: Reflection
Mark 13: Sermon; Reflection; Reflection;
Mark 14:3-9: Sermon;
Mark 14:17-26: Call to Worship; Prayer of Confession;
Mark 14:53-65; 15:1: Sermon; Snippet;
Mark 16:1-8: Sermon 

Luke 1:26-38: Reflection; Reflection;
Luke 1:26-56: Reflection;
Luke 2:8-20: Sermon
Luke 2:22-40: Sermon
Luke 2:41-52: Sermon
Luke 3:1-17: Reflection
Luke 3:1-22: Reflection; Sermon;
Luke 4:1-13: Sermon, Sermon, Offertory Prayer, Benediction, Reflection, Sermon, Sermon,
Luke 4:16-21: Benediction; Reflection, Reflection (13-30);
Luke 5:1-11: Sermon, First Thoughts; Sermon;
Luke 6:1-16: Sermon; First Thoughts;
Luke 9:28-36: Call to Worship; Reflection; Reflection;
Luke 10:25-42: Sermon;
Luke 11:1-16: Sermon
Luke 13:1-9: Reflection, Sermon; Reflection,
Luke 13:20-21: Sermon
Luke 13:31-35: Sermon; Call to Worship; Call to Worship; Sermon;
Luke 14:15-24: Call to Worship and Prayer of Response
Luke 14: 25-33: Call to Worship; Sermon;
Luke 15:1-10: Poem;
Luke 15:1-32: Sermon;
Luke 16:1-13: Sermon;
Luke 16:19-31: Sermon; Sermon; Reflection;
Luke 19:1-10: Reflection;
Luke 19:28-38: Prayer of Confession; Offertory Prayer
Luke 19:29-44: Sermon;
Luke 19:41-44: Call to Worship  
Luke 24:1-12: SermonCall to Worship; Sermon and Excerpt, Sermon;  
Luke 24:13-35: Sermon (excerpt); Sermon;
Luke 24:36-53: Sermon, Call to Worship, Prayer of Confession; SermonReflection;

John 1:1-18: Sermon; Call to Worship (v. 16); Call to Worship (1-5);
John 1:29-42: Sermon;
John 2:1-11: Sermon; Prayer; Sermon; Sermon; Reflection;
John 2:13-22 (25): Sermon, Sermon;
John 3:1-17 (also John 7:45-52 and John 19:38-42): Sermon;
John 3:14-21: Call to Worship; Prayer of Confession; Offertory Prayer
John 4:5-42: Prayer of Confession; Sermon; Call to Worship;
John 6: Communion
John 8:1-11: Reflection;
John 11:1-45: Prayer of Confession; Sermon; Sermon;
John 12:1-8: Call to Worship, SermonPoem/Reflection,
John 12:12-19: Prayer of Confession; Offertory Prayer
John 12:20-33: Artistic Reflection; Sermon
John 13:1-17: Sermon;
John 14:5-6: Call to Worship,
John 14:1-14: Reflection; Call to Worship,
John 14:15-27: Call to Worship; Offertory Prayer Sermon;
John 15:1-8: Call to Worship
John 18: 12-27: Sermon;
John 18:15-18, 25-27: Call to Worship,
John 18:28-19:16a: Call to Worship
John 19:31-37: Sermon; Snippet;
John 20:1-18: Sermon, Call to Worship; Sermon; Reflection;
John 20:19-23: Call to Worship; Offertory Prayer; Sermon;
John 20:24-29: Sermon
John 21:4-14: Prayer; Sermon;
John 21:15-19: Sermon

Acts 2:1-21: Call to Worship and Benediction, Artwork, Sermon, Sermon; Reflection; Reflection; Sermon; Reflection;
Acts 2: 46: Call to Worship
Acts 3:1-12; 4:1-4: SermonOn-line worship, Reflection;
Acts 4:31-37: Call to Worship
Acts 4-5: Sermon
Acts 6:1-7: Sermon, Sermon
Acts 6:8-10, 12, 7:1-2a, 51-60, 8:1a: Sermon
Acts 8:26-40: Call to Worship; Sermon;   
Acts 9:1-10: Sermon,  Reflection,
Acts 10:9-23: Sermon;
Acts 10:44-48: Benediction
Acts 11: 1-18: Call to Worship, Prayer of Confession, Sermon,
Acts 14: 8-18: Call to Worship,
Acts 15: Sermon, Call to Worship, Benediction, Sermon (BMC), Sermon,
Acts 16:16-34: Sermon; Sermon on video;
Acts 17:22-31: Call to Worship, Benediction,
Acts 19:11-20: Snippet; Sermon
Acts 26:19-29: Sermon;
Acts 27: Sermon;
Acts 28: Sermon;

Romans 4:13-25: Call to Worship, Reflection,
Romans 5:1-5: Call to Worship , Sermon;
Romans 12:1-8: Prayer of Thanksgiving; Benediction;
Romans 13:8-12: Call to Worship
Romans 14:13: Reflection

1 Corinthians 1:9-14: Assurance of Pardon
1 Corinthians 12: Hymn;
1 Corinthians 12:4-13: Call to Worship
1 Corinthians 13: Prayer; Sermon;
1 Corinthians 15:12-20: Sermon;
1 Corinthians 15:35-50: Sermon;

2 Corinthians 1:20: Call to Worship
2 Corinthians 5:17: Call to Worship
2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2: Prayer of Confession
2 Corinthians 12:9: Assurance of Pardon

Galatians 3: Call to Worship; Reflection;

Ephesians 1:15-23: Call to Worship;
Ephesians 2:1-10: Prayer of Confession
Ephesians 2:11-22: Sermon, Reflection, Call to Worship;
Ephesians 3:1-12: Sermon; Shorter sermon version;
Ephesians 3:14-20: Call to Worship;
Ephesians 4:1-6: Sermon, Hymn
Ephesians 4:29: Call to Worship

Philippians 2:3-11: Prayer of Confession;
Philippians 4:1-7: Call to Worship

Philemon: Sermon

Hebrews 10:24-25: Call to Worship
Hebrews 12:18-29: Sermon,

James 2:14-17: Call to Worship

1 Peter: Sermon; Snippet;
1 Peter 2: Benediction; Reflection;

2 Peter 1:3-11: Call to Worship, Sermon (endurance),

I John 3:14-24: Sermon
I John 4:7-21: Call to Worship, Sermon

Revelation–various resources
Revelation 4:1-11: Sermon;
Revelation 5: Call to Worship; Sermon;
Revelation 6, 7: Sermon;
Revelation 13: Sermon;
Revelation 21:1-6: Sermon; Call to Worship;

The Year (Liturgical and Otherwise)

Advent: Reflection on the Annunciation; Reflection–Ashes in Advent;  Meditation for Holden Evening Prayer service; Offertory Prayer; Reflection–Kairos; Candle Lighting, Advent 1; Sermon (Advent Conspiracy 1); Candle Lighting, Advent 2; Reflection on Mary;  Reflection on Zechariah; Candle Lighting, Advent 3, Candle Lighting, Advent 4; Candle Lighting, Advent 1; Advent Prayer and Anointing (Blue Christmas); Call to Worship, Advent 1; Call to Worship, “Advent Emergency” compilation; Advent Peace; Offertory Prayers; Reflection–Hope; Morning Prayer liturgy; Prayer of Confession; Prayer (Advent 1);
Christmas Eve:  Order of Worship, 2012 Service; Candle-Lighting; Lighting the Christ Candle; Worship Pieces 
Christmas: Call to Worship; Reflection; Sermon; Family Worship;  Hymn;
New Year’s Day: Reflection; Prayer; Call to Worship; Prayer
Epiphany: Reflection; Call to Worship; Blessing; Prayer of Confession; Sermon; Reflection; Call to Worship; Star word blessing; Star Word worksheet; Prayer;
Martin Luther King Day: Reflection;
Valentine’s Day: Biblical Valentines;
Transfiguration: Call to Worship; Reflection; Reflection;

Lent (general): Offertory Prayer; Including Children; Offertory Prayer Prayer of Confession and Offertory Prayer; Offertory Prayer; Offertory Prayer;
Ash Wednesday: Prayer of Confession ; Poem; Family Worship (and another); Order of Worship; Humor; Reflection, Prayer Practice, Worship Service;
Palm Sunday: Prayer of Confession; Offertory Prayer; Sermon; Reflection; Reflection; Reflection; Sermon; Sermon (Luke);
Good Friday: Order of Service; Tenebrae ScriptOpening Prayer; Order of Service; Reflection; Reflection; Reflection;
Easter: Communion Liturgy; Call to Worship, Offertory Prayer, and Benediction; Sermon (Mark), Sermon(John), Sermon , Sermon and Excerpt (Luke), Calls to Worship; Sermon, Sermon, Reflection,  (Matthew), Sermon and Reflection (John); Worship Pieces;

Mother’s Day: Call to Worship; Prayer of Thanksgiving; Blessing; Reflection;
Graduation: Blessing
Pentecost: ArtworkCall to Worship and Benediction, Sermon, Sermon; Reflection; Call to Worship; Offertory Prayer; Reflection; Sermon; Reflection; Prayer;
Memorial Day: Prayer
Trinity Sunday: Call to Worship; Prayer of Confession; Call to Worship; Sermon; Reflection;
9/11: Reflection; Call to Worship, Candle Lighting, and Communion
World Communion Sunday: Graphic and Call to Worship; Great Thanksgiving liturgy; Sermon, Call to Worship, Prayer of Confession; Lament;
All Saints Day: Sermon, Call to Worship, Call to Worship; Reflection; Reflection; Sermon;
Thanksgiving: Sermon; Call to Worship,


Anointing: Prayer of Blessing , Advent Service (Blue Christmas)
Anti-Racism: Call to Worship; Sermon; Pentecost prayer; Sermon; Reflection;
Assassination of Bin Laden: Prayer
Baptism: Call to Worship, Sermon
Bodies: Call to WorshipBlessing;
Body of Christ: Prayer of Thanksgiving, Hymn, Sermon,
Child Dedication: Sermon
Communion: Call to Worship, Hymn, Call to Worship, Prayer of Confession, Prayer of Confession, Reflection; Call to Worship; Reflection; Sermon on Communion and Peace;
Creation Care: Sermon; Reflection; Sermon (Environmental Disasters); Offertory Prayer;
Death Penalty: Sermon;
Discipleship: Call to Worship,
Faithfulness: Call to Worship and Prayer of Confession;
Funeral: Opening Prayer
Grief/Tragedy: Prayer, Call to Worship
Gun Violence: Sermon;  Reflection,
Homeless Shelter: Prayer
Hymn Sing: Call to Worship, Prayer, Benediction, Call to Worship, Sending Prayer
Immigration: Prayer, Call to Worship, Reflection; Sermon;
Natural Disasters: Prayer for Japan; Call to Worship
New Members: Prayer
Offertory: Prayer
Peace: Prayer (in wake of U.S. attacks in Libya); Call to Worship; Offertory Prayer; Sermon;
Power: Call to Worship
Simplicity: Call to Worship 


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  7. Joanna,

    FYI – CommonWord (Resource Centre of Mennonite Church Canada) has had a link to your blog for some years, but has recently cross-referenced our worship categories with yours (so that there’s a greater likelihood that CommonWord users may come across our link to your materials.

    Thanks for providing rich worship material!


  8. Thank you so much, Joanna, for not only providing these resources for corporate worship but for nourishing me in personal devotion as well.

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