Worship Connection: Christmas Eve 2016 (Option 1)

By Nancy C. Townley
Christmas Eve  Color: White or Gold Scripture Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L: It’s Christmas Eve!… read more

Fatal distractions and Advent

By Mike Slaughter
I am the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You must have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:2-3 CEB) Thanksgiving in our American culture… read more

One Argument for Worshipping Together

By Josh Davis, Nikki Lerner
In Revelation 7:9-10 we are given a glimpse of heaven. In it there is “a great crowd that no one could number. They were from every nation, tribe, people, and language. They … read more

Worship for Kids: December 18, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: Matthew 1:18-25. Today's soap-opera-watching, worldly wise children can appreciate Joseph's dilemma, if the language about conception is… read more

Worship Connection: December 18, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
Fourth Sunday of Advent Color: Blue or PurpleScripture Readings: Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1: … read more

Worship Elements: December 18, 2016

By Joanne Carlson Brown
Fourth Sunday of Advent Color: Blue or PurpleScripture Readings: Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25 Theme Ideas On the fourth Sunday of… read more

Worship Elements: December 11, 2016

By Laura Jaquith Bartlett
Third Sunday of Advent COLOR: Blue or PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 35:1-10; Luke 1:47-55; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11 THEME IDEAS These Advent readings proclaim a… read more

Worship for Kids: December 11, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Isaiah 35:1-10. This poetic prophecy makes most sense to children when set in its historic context. They need to know that the people… read more

Worship Connection: December 11, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
Third Sunday of Advent COLOR: Blue or PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 35:1-10; Luke 1:47-55; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1: L:… read more

What makes a sermon sing?

By Todd Outcalt
When I began preaching at the age of nineteen, I had no idea then how to structure a sermon, how to do exegesis, or even how to deliver a sermon effectively. These skills were… read more

Worship for Kids: December 4, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Isaiah 11:1-10. Because they are so dependent on their leaders, children are very appreciative of those who are fair. A teacher who… read more

Worship Connection: December 4, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
Second Sunday of Advent COLOR: Blue or PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to… read more
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