New Worship Connection: May 28, 2017

By Nancy C. Townley
Ascension Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 (I have chosen both Gospel readings for Ascension Day (John… read more

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
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