Service Sunday 2018 materials

2018 Worship Resources

We, though, are going to love—love and be loved. First we were loved, now we love. He loved us first.

If anyone boasts, “I love God,” and goes right on hating his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a liar. If he won’t love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can’t see? The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You’ve got to love both.
1 John 4:19-21 The Message

2018 Workcamps logo

Please feel free to use this video highlighting Brethren Workcamps, a service opportunity within the Church of the Brethren denomination, as a part of your Service Sunday worship. To check out more about the Brethren Workcamp Ministry, go to

Service Sunday 2017 materials

2017 Worship Resources

Service Sunday 2016 materials

2016 Worship Resources

So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, ‘I am holy; you be holy.’
1 Peter 1:13-16 The Message

Blazing with holiness

Service Sunday 2015 materials

Call to Worship by Sarah Seibert

Call to Worship by Rachel Witkovsky

Invocation by Rachel Witkovsky

Prayer by Mark Pickens

Prayer by Theresa Ford

Responsive Prayer by Sarah Seibert

Unison Prayer by Laura Whitman

Poem: "Service to Me" by Mark Pickens

Poem by Allison Snyder

Reflection by Sarah Seibert

Reflection by Mark Pickens

Service Sunday 2014 materials

Service Reflection (Haiti) by Jenna Stacy

Call to Worship by Jenna Stacy

Salt for His Horses by Michael Himlie

One of Those Days, a poem by Esther Killian

Morning in May by Ann Ziegler

A Poem by Ann Ziegler

Service Sunday 2013 materials

Call to worship (by Rachel Witkovsky)

Invocation (by Rachel Witkovsky)

Scripture jam for three readers (by Tricia Ziegler)

Scripture jam for four readers (by Katie Cummings)

Scripture jam for three readers (by Rachel Witkovsky)

Poem: "Simply Living" (by Rachel Witkovsky)

Meditation: Why? (by Margaret Hughes)

Hymn written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette: O God of Light, May Our Light Shine (words - Word doc) O God of Light, May Our Light Shine (words and music)

Her husband/co-pastor writes, "You are welcome to share the hymn for churches that might find it helpful for your Service Sunday. We give permission for its free use as our small way of supporting your wonderful work. Blessings on you and your important service." You can find more of Carolyn's hymns here.

Materials from previous years

file type Guided prayer - (22 KB)
Guided prayer by Carol Fike for Service Sunday 2012
file type Two prayers - (10 KB)
Two prayers by Jonathan Stauffer for Service Sunday 2012
file type Responsive reading - (23 KB)
Responsive reading based on I John by Dana Cassell for Service Sunday 2012
file type Scripture jam and more - (13 KB)
Scripture jam, call to worship, benediction/invocation, responsive reading by Rachel Witkovsky for Service Sunday 2012
file type Service Sunday - (5 KB)
This PowerPoint file contains 79 photos of Brethren serving in various contexts. Your congregation is welcome to use some or all of the photos for Service Sunday. Please note that an introductory slide has not been included, and neither has music. You may add these elements to customize the slide show. Each photo is credited individually.
file type Service Sunday 2011 Resources - (44 KB)
Worship Materials for Service Sunday in 2011
file type Service Sunday 2010 Resources - (41 KB)
Worship materials for Service Sunday in 2010
file type Service Sunday 2009 Resources - (28 KB)
Worship resources for Service Sunday in 2009.
file type Service Sunday 2008 Resources - (49 KB)

You may prefer a PDF reader to view the PDF files. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader or Foxit for free.