Worship Elements: March 12, 2017

By Laura Jaquith Bartlett
Second Sunday in Lent COLOR: PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17 THEME IDEAS A crucial aspect of the Lenten… read more

Worship Connection: March 12, 2017

By Nancy C. Townley
Second Sunday in Lent COLOR: PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17 The theme for Lent: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS AT THE… read more

Worship Connection: March 5, 2017

By Nancy C. Townley
First Sunday in Lent COLOR: PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 The theme for Lent: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS AT THE… read more

Worship for Kids: March 5, 2017

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7. Recent studies indicate that all people move through predictable stages or tasks as they develop moral… read more

Worship for Kids: February 26, 2017

By Carolyn C. Brown
Transfiguration Sunday From a Child's Point of View Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9. Children can follow the events of this story fairly easily, but they need help in interpreting them… read more

Worship Elements: February 26, 2017 (Option 2)

By Nancy Crawford Holm
Transfiguration Sunday Color: White or GoldScripture Readings: Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9 Theme Ideas Transfiguration Sunday is the last… read more

Worship Elements: February 26, 2017 (Option 1)

By Deborah Sokolove
Transfiguration Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9 THEME IDEAS The story of Moses’ mountain… read more

Is spiritual formation important?

By Jill M. Johnson
I recently attended a spiritual formation retreat and met a man who was kind, helpful and a lifelong Christian. He wasn’t excited about attending the retreat, but he did so… read more

Worship for Kids: February 19, 2017

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View All of today's texts are about getting along with other people. Old Testament: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18. For children, these are God's directions for… read more

Worship Elements: February 19, 2017

By Jamie D. Greening
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119:33-40; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; Matthew 5:38-48 THEME … read more

Praying for the president

By Mike Slaughter
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful… read more

Worship for Kids: February 12, 2017

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Deuteronomy 30:15-20. Elementary-school children learn slowly, through experience, that the choices they make every day have… read more
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