Worship for Kids: July 5, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Today's texts deal with strength. Children are very interested in acquiring strength and in measuring their strength against that of others. Although… read more

Worship Connection: July 5, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley
COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L: God’s greatness is wondrous to… read more

Worship Elements: July 5, 2015

By Ministry Matters
COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13 Call to Worship L: We erect high altars and raise high steeples, but… read more

Is it heresy for Baptists to baptize a baby? One pastor’s example sets off a debate

By Heidi Hall / Religion News Service
(RNS) The sprinkling-style baptism of a Dayton, Ohio, infant — a scene heartwarming and commonplace for Catholics and mainline Protestants — is touching off… read more

What ‘I love you’ sounds like

By Matt Rawle
“And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared… read more

Worship for Kids: June 28, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27. David's grief for Saul and Jonathan provides adults a counterpoint to the Gospel story about healing and… read more

Worship Elements: June 28, 2015

By Mary Petrina Boyd
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43 THEME IDEAS Today’s texts address the reality … read more

Are we having communion today?

By Kenneth Loyer
The following is an adapted excerpt from Holy Communion: Celebrating God with Us by Kenneth M. Loyer (Abingdon Press). When the hour came, [Jesus] took his place at the table… read more

Worship Connection: June 28, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L:… read more

Worship Connection: June 21, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: Green SCRIPTURE READINGS: 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49; Psalm 9:9-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41 CALLS TO WORSHIP… read more

Worship for Kids: June 21, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49. Most church children have heard and enjoy this story. They like it because it is action-oriented… read more

Worship Elements: June 21, 2015

By Ministry Matters
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: Green SCRIPTURE READINGS: 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49; Psalm 9:9-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41 THEME IDEAS Battles… read more
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