Worship Elements: October 16, 2016

By Bill Hoppe
22nd Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5; Luke 18:1-8 THEME IDEAS The word of God… read more

Pope Francis gives confirmation sacrament to gravely ill teen

By Josephine McKenna / Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has once again demonstrated his concern for the sick and disabled by giving a seriously ill Italian teenager the sacrament of confirmation at the… read more

Using the Lord's Prayer to connect to God

By Corey Francis
“Our Father, who art in heaven…..” Thus starts the most famous prayer in the Bible. It’s stated twice by Jesus, both in times of instruction. And, we… read more

Worship for Kids: October 9, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7. Exile means being stuck where you do not want to be. The Jews to whom Jeremiah spoke were stuck in Babylon, where… read more

Worship Connection: October 9, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
21st Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-12; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship… read more

Worship Elements: October 9, 2016

By Rebecca Gaudino
21st Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-12; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19 THEME IDEAS Our readings remind us… read more

Worship Connection: October 2, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: Green SCRIPTURE READINGS: Lamentations 1:1-6; Psalm 137; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to… read more

Worship Elements: October 2, 2016

By Mpho A. Tutu
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: Green SCRIPTURE READINGS: Lamentations 1:1-6; Psalm 137; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10 THEME IDEAS The readings from… read more

Worship for Kids: October 2, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Lamentations 1:1-6; Lamentations 3:19-26 (the suggested psalm). When children hear these poems read dramatically and are told that they … read more

Thoughtful Pastor: How do I practice Sabbath today?

By Christy Thomas
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: You know how the Jews in the Bible were forbidden to work on the Sabbath? If I want to practice the Sabbath today, what is considered “work?”… read more

Worship for Kids: September 25, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15. Older children are fascinated by the details of this intricate land transaction, but are unable to catch the… read more

Worship Elements 2: September 25, 2016

By Amy B. Hunter
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31 THEME IDEAS We can trust… read more
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