Classic Worship Connection: Ascension Sunday 2017 (Option 2)

By Nancy C. Townley
Ascension Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1:L: Shout to God with songs… read more

Worship Elements: Ascension Sunday 2017 (Option 3)

By Ciona Rouse
Ascension Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 THEME IDEAS Ascension Sunday is a time to recognize God’s… read more

Worship for Kids: Ascension Sunday 2017

By Carolyn C. Brown
ASCENSION OF THE LORD From a Child's Point of View Acts 1:1-11. The Ascension story is of interest to children for two reasons. First, it answers the literal-minded questions… read more

Classic Worship Connection: Ascension Sunday 2017 (Option 1)

By Nancy C. Townley
Ascension Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 CALLS TO WORSHIP [Note: Churches may be celebrating Easter 7 or Ascension… read more

Worship Elements: Ascension Sunday 2017 (Option 1)

By Bryan Schneider-Thomas
Ascension Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 THEME IDEAS Power is a dominant theme in today’s readings: the power … read more

Worship Elements: Ascension Sunday 2017 (Option 2)

By Leigh Anne Taylor
Ascension Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 THEME IDEAS Christians confess that Jesus fulfilled the promises … read more

New Worship Connection: May 21, 2017

By Nancy C. Townley
Sixth Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21 Call to Worship #1 L: Gather us in, O Lord, and… read more

Classic Worship Connection: May 21, 2017

By Nancy C. Townley
Sixth Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21  CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1: L: Live in … read more

Worship Elements: May 21, 2017

By Rebecca Gaudino
Sixth Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21 THEME IDEAS In Acts, Paul describes God as the source … read more

A new Anglican church in Abu Dhabi will be a symbol of tolerance

By Claude Hammond / Religion News Service
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (RNS) In the Middle East this year, Holy Week had a bloody start with the bombings claimed by Islamist extremists at Egyptian Coptic church… read more

New Worship Connection: May 14, 2017

By Nancy C. Townley
Fifth Sunday of Easter Color: Cream/Light Tan [I have moved the color of the day from white to cream or light tan in preparation for the bright color of Pentecost, yet… read more

The experience of Holy Week

By Kira Schlesinger
One of the greatest joys and responsibilities of my vocation as a minister and a priest is to lead my congregation through the events and liturgies of Holy Week and Easter. Yes… read more
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