Named and claimed

By J. Michael Lowry
Scripture: John 20:1-18 We have all walked “tomb-ward” like Mary, on a morning of defeat or despair or deep grief. Pick up the daily paper. Evidence that evil is… read more

Ten other things you might give up for Lent

By Magrey deVega
A recent online, non-scientific survey by Christianity Today revealed the most popular things people give up for Lent: 1) social networking, 2) chocolate, 3) Twitter, 4) alcohol… read more

Worship for Kids: April 2, 2017

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 2, 2017

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… read more

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By Ministry Matters
The latest Ministry Matters™ Media Kit is available for download at the bottom of the page! It outlines the multiple options and broad price-range available for advertising… read more

Worship for Kids: March 26, 2017

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 26, 2017

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… read more

Worship for Kids: March 19, 2017

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Exodus 17:1-7. Do not assume that children know the context of this story. Before reading it, explain that the people Moses led across… read more

Worship Elements: March 19, 2017

By Joanne Carlson Brown
Third Sunday in Lent COLOR: PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42 THEME IDEAS Hope can be in short supply when you are wandering… read more

Worship Connection: March 19, 2017

By Nancy C. Townley
Third Sunday in Lent COLOR: PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42 The theme for Lent: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS AT THE CROSS Each week a… read more

Worship Elements: March 12, 2017

By Laura Jaquith Bartlett
Second Sunday in Lent COLOR: PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17 THEME IDEAS A crucial aspect of the Lenten… read more

Worship Connection: March 12, 2017

By Nancy C. Townley
Second Sunday in Lent COLOR: PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17 The theme for Lent: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS AT THE… read more
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