Worship for Kids: June 19, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 1 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7), 8-15a. This story offers two themes of importance to children. If the focus is on Elijah's escape, the theme is… read more

Worship Elements: June 12, 2016

By Joanne Carlson Brown
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: 1 Kings 21:1-21a; Psalm 5:1-8; Galatians 2:15-21; Luke 7:36–8:3 THEME IDEAS Judgment and… read more

Worship for Kids: June 12, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: I Kings 21:1-10 (11-14), 15-21a. This is the story of Ahab's murder of Naboth in order to get his vineyard. The message in the story is … read more

Worship Connection: June 5, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
Third Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: 1 Kings 17:8-24; Psalm 146; Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L: In the… read more

Race and Pentecost

By Clifton Stringer
Fear of persons of other races began, for me, in kindergarten. It came with my epiphanic recognition that there were children — people my size — with… read more

Liturgy in house churches

By Dave Barnhart
We had to answer two big questions as we transitioned from a conventional church plant to a network of house churches. The first was, “What is the difference between a house … read more

Pentecost: claiming all ages as holy

By Greg Moore, Cameron Merrill
As we sat down to plan worship for Pentecost this year and we instinctively reached for our multi-lingual prayers of the people (we need one person to read a petition in French… read more

Worship for Kids: June 5, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Luke 7:11-17. These two passages are very similar stories about the raising from death of the only sons of widows. Both make two important points. The … read more

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
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