New Worship Connection: May 21, 2017

By Nancy C. Townley
Sixth Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21 Call to Worship #1 L: Gather us in, O Lord, and… read more

Classic Worship Connection: May 21, 2017

By Nancy C. Townley
Sixth Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21  CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1: L: Live in … read more

Worship Elements: May 21, 2017

By Rebecca Gaudino
Sixth Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21 THEME IDEAS In Acts, Paul describes God as the source … read more

A new Anglican church in Abu Dhabi will be a symbol of tolerance

By Claude Hammond / Religion News Service
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (RNS) In the Middle East this year, Holy Week had a bloody start with the bombings claimed by Islamist extremists at Egyptian Coptic church… read more

New Worship Connection: May 14, 2017

By Nancy C. Townley
Fifth Sunday of Easter Color: Cream/Light Tan [I have moved the color of the day from white to cream or light tan in preparation for the bright color of Pentecost, yet… read more

The experience of Holy Week

By Kira Schlesinger
One of the greatest joys and responsibilities of my vocation as a minister and a priest is to lead my congregation through the events and liturgies of Holy Week and Easter. Yes… read more

Worship Elements: May 14, 2017

By John A. Brewer
Fifth Sunday of Easter Color: WhiteScripture Readings: Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14 Theme Ideas Hard as a rock. The psalmist considers … read more

Worship for Kids: May 7, 2017

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: John 10:1-10. This text offers two shepherd-based images of Jesus. Children respond more readily to comparing Jesus to a shepherd than to the… read more

Classic Worship Connection: May 7, 2017

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 7, 2017

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… read more

New Worship Connection: May 7, 2017

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 Call to Worship #1 L: Welcome!P: Thank you. L: For some of… read more

Worship for Kids: May 14, 2017

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View First Reading: Acts 7:55-60. To appreciate this text, both adults and children need to hear the whole story of Stephen's trial and stoning but they do … read more
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