2020 Service Sunday poster

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Service Sunday 2020 materials

Suggested date: February 2

2020 Worship Resources

Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?” That’s exactly what Jesus did. He didn’t make it easy for himself by avoiding people’s troubles, but waded right in and helped out. “I took on the troubles of the troubled,” is the way Scripture puts it. Even if it was written in Scripture long ago, you can be sure it’s written for us. God wants the combination of his steady, constant calling and warm, personal counsel in Scripture to come to characterize us, keeping us alert for whatever he will do next. May our dependably steady and warmly personal God develop maturity in you so that you get along with each other as well as Jesus gets along with us all. Then we’ll be a choir—not our voices only, but our very lives singing in harmony in a stunning anthem to the God and Father of our Master Jesus!
—Romans 15:1-6

Workcamp 2020 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 www.brethren.org/workcamps.

Past Service Sunday materials

2019 Worship Resources

2018 Worship Resources

2017 Worship Resources

2016 Worship Resources

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 Scripture jam and more - (13 KB)
Scripture jam, call to worship, benediction/invocation, responsive reading by Rachel Witkovsky 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 Service Sunday 2011 Resources - (44 KB)
Worship Materials for Service Sunday in 2011
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 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)