Prayer for the Grieving

Grief is an atmosphere miles high pressing down on us.It is the air we breathe.Loss is the country thrust upon us,refugees from the land ofto have and

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Peace in Ukraine

God of hope,as Ukraine balances on a knife edge,we pray for peace.Peace for Ukrainian citizens living with constant anxiety,fearful that calamity will fall upon them

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Wintry Call to Worship

Our call to worship is from Job 37:6,7,10For to the snow God says, “Fall on the earth”;and to the rain shower, “Turn into a heavy

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Changing from the Outside In: A Hallowe’en Sermon – Psalm 109, Colossians 3:1-14, Job 29:14

Today’s scripture passage is all about identity.  Paul uses an interesting metaphor for the Christian life, he talks about it as putting on clothes.   He talks about the old life, with all its negativities such as fornication, impurity, greed, idolatry…he says you need to strip that off.  Just take it off, strip it off like you would dirty old clothes, full of mud and dirt.  Then he talks about clothing yourself with something new, with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, with forgiveness and above all with love.

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Thanksgiving in Times Like These

God of all great gifts,hear our thanksgiving prayer!Thank you for this beautiful world spinning its way through space,the earth, our home, magnificent beyond understanding.Thank you

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About Carol Penner

I am a Mennonite pastor currently teaching theology at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario. I’ve served congregations in Ontario and most recently, Alberta.

I love to write and to lead worship! If you are finding my writing helpful, I would love to hear from you! Feel free to use or adapt the material here, it is all written by me. If printing material, please credit “Copyright Carol Penner” (and say whether you modified it). If publishing, please contact me for permission. Contact me at

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