Worship Connection: November 23, 2014

By Nancy C. Townley
Christ the King Sunday Color: WhiteScripture Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46 ___________________________________________________… read more

ISIS, youth, and psychological warfare

By Shane Raynor
Yesterday I watched an interview that CNN reporter Arwa Damon conducted with Merwan Mohammed Hussein, a young Syrian Kurd who was kidnapped by ISIS months ago when he was on his… read more

Resisting the urge for perfection

By Timothy Siburg
If you are a part of a congregation, faith community, or serve or volunteer with a nonprofit, you know that it is important to cultivate volunteers or “lay leaders.”… read more

Worship for Kids: November 16, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View All of today's texts deal with serving God. Old Testament: Judges 4:1-7. This is the only story from Judges included in the Revised Common Lectionary. … read more

Worship for Kids: November 9, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View All of today's texts deal with serving God. Old Testament: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25. This is a story appreciated by children who are learning to make… read more

Worship Elements: November 2, 2014

By Robert Blezard
Color: GreenScripture Readings: Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12 Theme Ideas Our baptism into the life of Christ recalls Israel’s … read more

Worship Elements: November 9, 2014

By Laura Jaquith Bartlett
Color: GreenScripture Readings: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 78:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 Theme Ideas We will tell about the Lord from generation to… read more

What do Americans pray for? Themselves. And maybe a sports team

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) When Americans aren’t busy praying for themselves or their own needs — and most of them are — many are seeking divine intervention on behalf of a favorite… read more

Communion and God's vision of oneness

By Peter Surran
World Communion Sunday October 5 is World Communion Sunday. This observance began in 1936 in the Presbyterian Church, was adopted by the Federal Council of Churches (now the… read more

Worship for Kids: November 2, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Joshua 3:7-17. If you worshiped around the story of crossing the sea (Proper 19), even children will recognize the parallels between… read more

Worship Connection: November 9, 2014

By Nancy C. Townley
Color: GreenScripture Readings: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 78:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1: L: Today God’s… read more

Worship Elements: October 26, 2014

By Laura Jaquith Bartlett
Color: GreenScripture Readings: Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46 Theme Ideas God cares for us, and we are called to show… read more
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