Worship for Kids: August 7, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20. Isaiah's message is one children can understand: God is not fooled by people who worship God, but do not obey… read more

Worship Connection: August 7, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Color: Green Scripture Readings: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23; Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call… read more

Worship Elements: August 7, 2016

By Hans Holznagel
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Color: Green Scripture Readings: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23; Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40 Theme Ideas God's anger and… read more

How 'A Prairie Home Companion' made American religion real

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
(RNS) Religion experts perennially complain that mass entertainment culture is ignorant about religion and portrays it badly. But there's one show they overlook. For 42 years… read more

More adventures with the spiritual but not religious

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
“Can I still call myself an atheist, and believe in God?” I looked up from the salad bar at the 20-something young woman posing the question, my fork hovering over the … read more

Worship for Kids: July 24, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Hosea 1:2-10. This passage is for adults. Children not only do not get the point, but are offended by the story. Because they hear… read more

Worship Connection: July 24, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 85; Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19); Luke 11:1-13 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L:… read more

Worship Elements: July 24, 2016

By John A. Brewer
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 85; Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19); Luke 11:1-13 THEME IDEAS As people anticipate the… read more

Worship for Kids: July 17, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Amos 8:1-12. References to Old Testament worship practices, measuring units, and slavery make this text hard for children to… read more

Worship Connection: July 17, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1:L: We gather… read more

Worship Elements: July 17, 2016

By Rebecca Gaudino
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42 THEME IDEAS The theme of hospitality binds all our… read more

Worship for Kids: July 10, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Amos 7:7-17. For children, this contains two rather separate stories. Verses 7-9 focus on the plumb line and God's demanded… read more
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