Worship for Kids: Epiphany Sunday 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12. The details of this story are often missed in children's Christmas pageants, when wise men simply follow the star to the… read more

Worship Connection: Epiphany Sunday 2015

By Nancy C. Townley
Color: WhiteScripture Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12  CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1: L: Darkness is banished! P:… read more

Worship Elements: Epiphany Sunday 2015

By Joanne Carlson Brown, Worship Elements
Epiphany Sunday Color: WhiteScripture Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 Theme Ideas In the Northern Hemisphere, we are experiencing … read more

Worship Connection: Epiphany Sunday 2015 (Option 2)

By Nancy C. Townley, Worship Connection
Epiphany of the Lord COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 THEME The Light of a Star CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to… read more

Worship Elements: Epiphany Sunday 2015 (Option 2)

By Mary Petrina Boyd, Worship Elements
Epiphany of the Lord COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 THEME IDEAS The light of God’s love shines brightly … read more

Worship Helps: Epiphany of the Lord

By Ministry Matters
Calls to Worship (Adapted from Isaiah 60: 1-7 written by *Margaret K. Schwarzer) Leader: "Arise, shine; for your light has… read more

Worship Connection: December 28, 2014

By Nancy C. Townley
Lectionary: Isaiah 61:10--62:3; Psalm 148 (UMH 861); Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40. CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L: Praise be to God who has given God’s light to us… read more

Why worship is a royal waste of time

By Marva J. Dawn
Many times we highlight what worship accomplishes in the life of the church or how well its style connects with us, but this assumes worship is for us instead of for God. In this… read more

Hope is in the holler

By A. Elaine Brown Crawford
Isaiah 40:1-11 During the funeral service of the civil rights icon Mrs. Evelyn Lowery, Bishop Woodie White preached a brilliant sermon on the topic “Leaving or Going.” … read more

Worship Elements: Christmas Eve 2014 (Option 3)

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 2014 (Option 4)

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 Connection: Christmas Eve 2014

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
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