Worship Elements: February 22, 2015

By Mary Petrina Boyd, Worship Elements
Color: PurpleScripture Readings: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15 Theme Ideas The waters of grace flow through these scriptures: from God’s… read more

Worship for Kids: February 15, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown, Worship for Kids
From a Child's Point of View The focus of Transfiguration Sunday is that Jesus is the divine Son of God. Halfway between the celebration of "God with us" in the baby born in a… read more

Worship Connection: February 15, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley, Worship Connection
COLOR: White SCRIPTURE READINGS: 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1: L: The Lord has called you here this day. P:… read more

Worship Elements: February 15, 2015

By Bryan Schneider-Thomas, Worship Elements
Transfiguration Sunday COLOR: White SCRIPTURE READINGS: 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9 THEME IDEAS Today’s readings reveal God coming into the … read more

Worship for Kids: February 8, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown, Worship for Kids
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: Mark 1:29-39. The contrast between these healings and the previous one at the synagogue makes it clear that Jesus did not heal to impress big… read more

Worship Connection: February 8, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley, Worship Connection
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Color: GreenScripture Readings: Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-11, 20c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L:… read more

Affirmation and Assurance

By Thomas Lane Butts
Mark 1:4-11 Did Jesus come into the world with full knowledge of his identity and destiny from the very beginning? The idealized image of Jesus with which I grew up saved him from … read more

Worship Elements: February 1, 2015

By Erik Alsgaard, Worship Elements
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany COLOR: Green SCRIPTURE READINGS: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28 THEME IDEAS Knowledge — not just what… read more

Ritual and resistance: 6 worship suggestions

By Christy Thomas
“ … ritual isn’t about expressing religious commitment at all, but about doing something in a way that marks the moment as different from the everyday and… read more

Worship for Kids: February 1, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown, Worship for Kids
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Deuteronomy 18:15-20. Setting the scene is an important part of presenting this passage. Children need to know before the reading that… read more

Worship Connection: February 1, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley, Worship Connection
Color: GreenScripture Readings: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L: From the pillar of fire and cloud of… read more

5 reasons leaders need to fast

By Jeff Anderson
If leaders today want to raise their effectiveness for the kingdom, we can’t ignore the power of food. Or more specifically, the power of fasting. (Yep, that’s when… read more
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