Worship Connection: April 13, 2014 (Option 1)

By Nancy C. Townley
Palm/Passion Sunday COLOR: PurplePALM SUNDAY READINGS: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11PASSION SUNDAY READINGS: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew… read more

Worship for Kids: April 20, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10. The text from John is really two Easter stories: (1) the visit of Peter and John to the empty tomb; and (2)… read more

Worship Elements: April 13, 2014

By Marcia McFee
Palm/Passion Sunday COLOR: PurplePALM SUNDAY READINGS: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11PASSION SUNDAY READINGS: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew… read more

Worship Elements: April 20, 2014

By Laura Jaquith Bartlett
Easter Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18 (or Matthew 28:1-10) THEME IDEAS How often do we really open our… read more

Worship Connection: April 20, 2014

By Nancy C. Townley
Easter Sunday Lections: Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship … read more

Worship Connection: April 13, 2014 (Option 2)

By Nancy C. Townley
Palm/Passion Sunday COLOR: PurplePALM SUNDAY READINGS: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11PASSION SUNDAY READINGS: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew… read more

Worship for Kids: April 6, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Commentaries from an adult point of view stress the comparisons of life and death in these passages. Undergirding those comparisons is the reality of… read more

Worship Elements: April 6, 2014

By John Indermark
Fifth Sunday in Lent COLOR: PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45 THEME IDEAS Hope is not only a life and death matter, hope is a life… read more

The Baptism of Youth

By Kenda Creasy Dean
Many young people enter into the fellowship of local churches without any prior congregational participation. If they have not been baptized, this is a gift that can be crucial in … read more

Worship for Kids: March 30, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: I Samuel 16:1-13. This story of Samuel anointing David king gives children hope. God did not select the oldest or most grown-up, but… read more

Worship Elements: March 30, 2014

By Sharon McCart
Fourth Sunday in Lent COLOR: PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41 THEME IDEAS When we see clearly, our lives are transformed. But… read more

The Mind of Christ in Lent

By Marion Soards, Thomas Dozeman, Kendall McCabe
Lent is probably the most widely observed season in the Christian year. Churches which ignore Advent, prefer Mother's Day to Pentecost, and isolate the observance of Christmas and … read more
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