Worship Elements: June 5, 2016

By Hans Holznagel
Third Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: 1 Kings 17:8-24; Psalm 146; Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17 THEME IDEAS In all her well-known social and… read more

Ascension: claiming holy ground

By Greg Moore, Cameron Merrill
Liturgy for The Feast of the Ascension and "Beating the Bounds" services are included as a free, downloadable PDF at the bottom of this article. There’s a story of a priest … read more

Worship for Kids: May 29, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 1 Kings 18:20-21 (22-29), 30-39. Children enjoy this action-packed story in which God is proved to be "real" and Baal is proved to be a … read more

Worship Elements: May 29, 2016

By Ministry Matters
Second Sunday After Pentecost Scripture Readings: 1 Kings 18:20-39, Psalm 96, Galatians 1:1-12, Luke 7:1-10Color: Green  Call to Worship L: Spread your open hands… read more

We don't have to be, but are

By Matt Rawle
Our current worship series at The Well, “Sherlock’s Home: Observing God in the Everyday” is to point us toward finding God’s presence in what we typically… read more

Worship for Kids: May 22, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View The doctrine of the Trinity is very abstract and complex. Scholars have argued about it for centuries. Many adults have difficulty understanding it… read more

Worship Connection: May 22, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
Trinity Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L: The name of the… read more

Worship Elements: May 22, 2016

By Jamie D. Greening
Trinity Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 THEME IDEAS In Proverbs, Wisdom calls out like a wise… read more

3 ways to move beyond the survival dance

By Laurie Haller
It’s the largest wooded city park in the United States. Forest Park is just minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon and has seventy rolling miles of single track, dirt and… read more

What is spiritual direction?

By Jill M. Johnson
My first encounter with spiritual direction was unintentional. After engaging in a spiritual conversation with the owner of the Texas Hill Country bed and breakfast where I was… read more

Charismatic movement gains as Church of England sputters

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
(RNS) Church closings are nothing new in this country. In the past six years, 168 Church of England churches have closed, along with 500 Methodist and 100 Roman Catholic … read more

If you want to create great things, stop punishing failure

By Len Wilson
How do you react when someone messes up? Say you work with or lead others in a group setting. Or this could apply to your family member, too. How you react could make all the… read more
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