Worship Elements: Christmas Eve 2014 (Option 3)

By Bill Hoppe
COLOR: White or GoldSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20 THEME IDEAS Darkness is overcome by light; despair gives way to… read more

Worship Elements: Christmas Eve 2014 (Option 4)

By Bryan Schneider-Thomas
Color: White or Gold Scripture Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20 Theme Ideas Christmas Eve is a night of joyful celebration, a night to shout… read more

Worship Connection: Christmas Eve 2014

By Nancy C. Townley
Theme: Star Light, Star Bright - The Light of Hope in the Shining Star Lectionary: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2: 1-14 (15-20) Advent is a season of Hope and the… read more

Worship Elements: Christmas Eve 2014 (Option 2)

By Laura Jaquith Bartlett
Christmas Eve 2014 (Option 2) COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20 THEME IDEAS The message of God’s incarnate love is so… read more

Worship Elements: December 21, 2014

By Sandra Miller, Worship Elements
Fourth Sunday of Advent COLOR: Blue or PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:47-55; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 THEME IDEAS The Holy One cannot be … read more

Worship for Kids: December 21, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown, Worship for Kids
From a Child's Point of View Today's texts focus on two of God's promises. David is given a promise which is kept when Mary is told about the birth of Jesus. Mary is given a… read more

Worship Connection: December 21, 2014

By Nancy C. Townley, Worship Connection
Lectionary: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:47-55; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1: L: Welcome, dear people, God has blessed our gathering. P: We… read more

Why the Temple Mount matters

By Shane Raynor
Psalm 122:6 instructs us to “Pray that Jerusalem has peace.” Well, now would definitely be a good time to pray, because Jerusalem is currently at a boiling point. … read more

7 tips for offering gluten-free Communion

By Christy Thomas
In my retired life, I wander from church to church on Sunday mornings. When I was serving a church, I celebrated Holy Communion weekly, knowing I needed the sacrament for the sake … read more

Worship for Kids: December 14, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown, Worship for Kids
From a Child's Point of View Today's theme is joy. To children, it seems that Christmas joy is based on the parties, presents, decorations, and family visits. It will take work to … read more

Worship Connection: December 14, 2014

By Nancy C. Townley, Worship Connection
Third Sunday of Advent Lectionary: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L: Come, continue on the journey. … read more

Halloween and All Saints' Day

By Andrea Murdock
This week has two holidays: Halloween and All Saints’ Day. History and tradition tell us that these two holidays developed both separately and together. Celebrations of the… read more
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