Worship Connection: Christmas Eve 2015 (Option 2)

By Nancy C. Townley
Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service Scripture Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20.  [Tonight’s Christmas Eve Service is based on the song… read more

Worship Elements: Christmas Eve 2015 (Option 4)

By Bill Hoppe
COLOR: White or GoldSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20 THEME IDEAS Darkness is overcome by light; despair gives way to… read more

Worship Elements: Christmas Eve 2015 (Option 1)

By Bryan Schneider-Thomas
Color: White or Gold Scripture Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20 Theme Ideas Christmas Eve is a night of joyful celebration, a night to shout… read more

Worship Elements: Christmas Eve 2015 (Option 2)

By Joanne Carlson Brown
Christmas Eve COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20 THEME IDEAS The magic of this night is the magic of promises fulfilled: the magic… read more

Worship Elements: Christmas Eve 2015 (Option 3)

By Laura Jaquith Bartlett
Christmas Eve 2015 (Option 3) COLOR: White or GoldSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20 THEME IDEAS The message of God’s incarnate love is… read more

Worship Connection: Christmas Eve 2015 (Option 1)

By Nancy C. Townley
Christmas Eve  Color: White or Gold Scripture Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L: It’s Christmas Eve!… read more

Advent: A season of blessings

By Jim Hawkins
Yuletide rush For many people, the Christmas season has already begun. This Friday is so-called Black Friday, when stores kick off their official Christmas sales and many people… read more

Did Pope Francis say Lutherans can take Communion at Catholic Mass?

By David Gibson / Religion News Service
(RNS) Pope Francis has a knack for setting traditionalist teeth on edge with unscripted musings on sacred topics. He recently did it again when he seemed to suggest that a… read more

Why should we give thanks?

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
(RNS) Thursday is Thanksgiving, the annual food fest that sometimes devolves into a food fight. So if the conversation around the turkey starts to get a little heated — "Why … read more

Oneness with God, Dante and prayer

By Clifton Stringer
The initial stanza of Dante's poem Paradiso — a vision of heaven and a journey to oneness with God — goes like this: Glory, from Him who moves all things that are… read more

Worship for Kids: December 20, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Today's Scriptures celebrate God's choice of small, insignificant people and places, for the big, exciting tasks. For children who often feel small… read more

Worship Elements: December 20, 2015

By Laura Jaquith Bartlett
Fourth Sunday of Advent COLOR: Purple or BlueSCRIPTURE READINGS: Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:46b-55; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 THEME IDEAS When we join with Mary in singing the… read more
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