Worship Connection: May 11, 2014

By Nancy C. Townley
Fourth Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L: The gate stands open, ready… read more

Worship Elements: May 11, 2014

By Joanne Carlson Brown
Fourth Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10 THEME IDEAS In general, we don't like being compared to sheep. And… read more

New Medieval Bible Meditation: Isaiah 50:4-9a

By Clifton Stringer
Palm/Passion Sunday April 13, 2014 Isaiah 50:4-9a (Revised Common); Isaiah 50:4-7 (Roman Catholic) Join me as we interpret Isa. 50:4-9 according to the fourfold way often… read more

Worship Elements: May 4, 2014

By Bill Hoppe
Third Sunday of Easter Color: WhiteScripture Readings: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35 Theme Ideas In the lesson from Acts, Peter speaks of … read more

Living for Resurrection

By Melissa Slocum
Last month ABC TV premiered the new drama Resurrection. The pilot episode introduced an eight-year-old boy who wakes up in a rice patty in China and is eventually reunited with… read more

Worship for Kids: May 4, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View First Reading: Acts 2:14 a, 36-41. Children need to be reminded of the context of this event. Peter told a crowd that they had witnessed the murder of … read more

A Conversation with Tom Steagald

By Janice Neely
You are a blogger and an author. How did you begin writing? I have been writing in some form since college. I've always loved words and the way words form perspective. From the… read more

Dear Churchgoers...

By Joseph Yoo
Dear Churchgoers, This may make me sound like I'm either complaining or not good at my job. Neither is the case, though the latter can be debated. The truth is, I'm not a mind… read more

Worship Elements: April 27, 2014

By Rebecca Gaudino
Second Sunday of Easter Color: WhiteScripture Readings: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31 Theme Ideas To those who have not seen the risen Christ, the… read more

Heaven Is Going to Be Loud!

By Tricia Brown
Our preacher said something profound this week. It wasn't something deeply theological, but he did base it on a passage of scripture. He was reading from Revelation chapter 5… read more

Worship for Kids: April 27, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: John 20:19-31. This text includes two resurrection stories—Jesus' meeting the disciples on Easter evening and Jesus' encounter with… read more

Worship Connection: April 27, 2014

By Nancy C. Townley
Second Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31 Call to Worship #1 L: The joy of the resurrection of our Savior… read more
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