Season of Pentecost

The ELCA created Prayers, Litanies, and Laments for the Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine, which are appropriate for worship throughout the Season of Pentecost, include suggestions for use online.

Osheta Moore, author and antiracism activist, wrote “Here Lies Love,” a litany to remind us that though we lay our loved ones to rest and we feel a myriad of emotions, not a single one of them is foreign and unseen by Jesus.

Please read Director of Racial Justice and founder of Healing Minnesota Stories of the MN Council of Churches, Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs’ (Mohican), Open Letter to White Clergy on George Floyd’s Murder and the nCurrent Unrest, especially if tempted to prayer for “peace”.

The ELCA offers weekly liturgical prompts for online / at-home worship with Worship in the Home.

RevGalBlogPals offers this fun suggestion for a Holy Spirit selfie station: an inspired way to spread some Good News in any neighborhood. Illustrated Ministry provides the Holy Spirit Flame coloring pages.

Pentecost Sunday is the final installment of the Easter-Season Visual Word sermons from The Ministry Lab Executive Director, Rev. Emily Meyer and LAMFT Melissa Weinhandl (Faith Formation Leader @ Peace Lutheran of Plymouth). This video sermon series encourages and empowers congregations to walk boldly into God’s New Life – and the elusive “new normal” we’re all wondering about. They follow the themes of Transformation, Imagination, Wonder, Curiosity, and Restoration. “Inspiration” is the focus of Pentecost Sunday.

The ELCA offers a full page of resources commemorating the Emanuel 9 – the nine people shot and killed on June 17, 2015, during a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

Praise song for the pandemic: This beautiful video segment, featuring words written and read by Christine Valters Paintner, lifts up many of the groups impacted by the pandemic in a moving way and features powerful images throughout. It can be downloaded and used in your virtual worship service at no cost.  Watch and download

Spark House offers free online worship supplements appropriate for multiple ages.

The MN Annual Conference UMC shares a whole page of excellent online faith-building experiences with creative approaches to worship and faith formation.

Come Sing a Song with Me: A Songbook for All Ages contains twenty-five of the most popular and accessible songs from “Singing the Living Tradition” and “Singing the Journey”, from the UU.