Worship for Kids: December 31, 2017

By Carolyn C. Brown, Worship for Kids
First Sunday After Christmas From a Child's Point of View Gospel: Luke 2:22-40. Because children are interested in babies, they are interested in what happened during this Temple… read more

Worship Elements: December 31, 2017

By Ministry Matters, Worship Elements
First Sunday After Christmas Scripture Readings: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalms 148; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40 Call to Worship L: The word comes forth from the mouth of God!A… read more

Classic Worship Connection: December 31, 2017

By Nancy C. Townley
First Sunday after Christmas Lections: Isaiah 61:10–62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L: Arise! Shine! The light you… read more

Finding hope

By Doug Paysour
The spirit of hope Advent, the season preceding Christmas, is a season of hope and expectation. The spirit of hope permeates this season even in the secular stories of our day… read more

Worship for Kids: Christmas Eve/Day

By Carolyn C. Brown
Christmas Eve—Day Note: The lectionary offers three sets of readings for Christmas Eve/Day. The readings are identical in each of the three cycles. In this series, Year A… read more

Worship Elements: December 24, 2017

By Sandra Miller, Worship Elements
Fourth Sunday of Advent COLOR: Blue or PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:47-55; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 THEME IDEAS The Holy One cannot be … read more

Worship for Kids: December 24, 2017

By Carolyn C. Brown, Worship for Kids
From a Child's Point of View Today's texts focus on two of God's promises. David is given a promise which is kept when Mary is told about the birth of Jesus. Mary is given a… read more

Worship Elements: Christmas Eve 2017 (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 2017 (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 2017 (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

Classic Worship Connection: Christmas Eve 2017 (Option 1)

By Nancy C. Townley
Theme: Star Light, Star Bright - The Light of Hope in the Shining Star Lectionary: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2: 1-14 (15-20) Advent is a season of Hope and the… read more

Classic Worship Connection: December 24, 2017

By Nancy C. Townley, Worship Connection
Lectionary: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:47-55; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1: L: Welcome, dear people, God has blessed our gathering. P: We… read more
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