Quick Links for Lent

By Ministry Matters
We've created bins to make planning for Lent and Easter easier for you. Share the links with your worship planning team or small group leaders. If you've never celebrated Lent the … read more

Open Hands, Open Hearts

By Terri Elton
I was a guest preacher in a congregation I had never been to before. I entered as I do many congregation, a friendly stranger, but left with more than I had anticipated—with … read more

What Would the Lord's Prayer Sound Like Today?

By JR. Forasteros
Most people who've been in church at any point in their lives are familiar with the Lord's Prayer (or the "Our Father" for my Catholic readers). We find a lot of meaning in… read more

Worship for Kids: February 23, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View All of today's texts are about getting along with other people. Old Testament: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18. For children, these are God's directions for… read more

Worship Elements: February 23, 2014

By Jamie D. Greening
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119:33-40; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; Matthew 5:38-48 THEME IDEAS The first two… read more

Worship for Kids: February 16, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Deuteronomy 30:15-20. Elementary-school children learn slowly, through experience, that the choices they make every day have… read more

Worship Elements: February 16, 2014 (Option 2)

By Mary Petrina Boyd
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37 THEME IDEAS God calls us to walk in ways… read more

Worship Elements: February 16, 2014 (Option 1)

By J. Wayne Pratt
Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37 THEME IDEAS Today's readings challenge us … read more

Quick Links for Lent with Children

By Ministry Matters
For children's ministries and parents below are some quick links to Lent and Easter resources to help you in planning. Check back more will be added: Pretzel Sunday written by… read more

Psalm 23

By Simon Peter Iredale
It's pretty difficult to write about a psalm that is so well known and so much loved. What more can be said, you may wonder, about words that have given strength to generations of … read more

Perfection and Christian Faith

By Alex Joyner
Almost Perfect On April 2, 2013, Yu Darvish was almost perfect. The talented pitcher for baseball's Texas Rangers took the mound for his first start of the season and proceeded to … read more

Wise Men and Women

By Randy Horick
Today is Epiphany, the day when we celebrate the arrival of the magi, or wise men, who came to see and worship the baby Jesus. (Epiphany is the twelfth day after Christmas, and… read more
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