Let Us Pray…

By David C. Hockett
John 17:6-19 What a powerful image this text offers; what a hopeful image for those of us who try to be faithful to the gospel, to serve the risen Christ, to be the church in the… read more

Worship for Kids: May 17, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
ASCENSION OF THE LORD From a Child's Point of View Acts 1:1-11. The Ascension story is of interest to children for two reasons. First, it answers the literal-minded questions… read more

Worship Connection: May 17, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley
Ascension Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 CALLS TO WORSHIP [Note: Churches may be celebrating Easter 7 or Ascension… read more

Worship Elements: May 17, 2015

By Bryan Schneider-Thomas
Ascension Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 THEME IDEAS Power is a dominant theme in today’s readings: the power … read more

Worship for Kids: May 10, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View First Reading: Acts 10:44-48. This is a story about a time the church changed its ways to keep up with what God was doing that is, including the… read more

Worship Elements: May 10, 2015

By Rebecca Gaudino
Sixth Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17 THEME IDEAS God’s love creates a generous dwelling… read more

Worship Elements: May 3, 2015

By Ministry Matters
Fifth Sunday of Easter COLOR: White SCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8 Call to Worship: L: Come and sit with me; we shall study the … read more

Take my hand: The gospel and the blues

By Steve Beard
The first of several pivotal scenes in the film “Selma” occurs when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes a late night phone call to gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. … read more

Worship for Kids: May 3, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View First Reading: Acts 8:26-40. Some older children will recognize Ethiopia as a modern country. Others will need to have this pointed out. (Identifying… read more

Worship for Kids: April 26, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View First Reading: Acts 4:5-12. Children do not understand this story unless it is read in the context of the healing of the lame man (vss. 1-11). They… read more

Worship Connection: April 26, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley
Fourth Sunday of Easter COLOR: White SCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1  L: The God of all shepherds … read more

Worship Elements: April 26, 2015

By Mary Petrina Boyd
Fourth Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18 THEME IDEAS The fourth Sunday of Easter is Good Shepherd… read more
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