Worship Elements: April 23, 2017

By Rebecca Gaudino
Second Sunday of Easter Color: WhiteScripture Readings: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31 Theme Ideas To those who have not seen the risen… read more

New Worship Connection: April 23, 2017

By Nancy C. Townley
Second Sunday of Easter Color: WhiteScripture Readings: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31 Call to Worship #1: (John 20) L: Though darkness seems… read more

A Night of Glory

By J. Michael Lowry
John 13:1-7, 31b-35 Say the word glory aloud. Let it roll across the tongue and out of your mouth. The very word glory contains a sense of triumph and grandeur. On August 16th in… read more

Worship Elements: Good Friday 2017 (Option 1)

By Jamie D. Greening
COLOR: Black or None SCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 52:13–53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25 (16-23); John 18:1–19:42 THEME IDEAS Good Friday is the most somber day of the… read more

Worship Connection: Good Friday 2017

By Nancy C. Townley
Good Friday  [Note: Good Friday is the time of remembrance of Jesus' Crucifixion and Burial. The following service focuses on the "Approaching Darkness", before the dawn of… read more

Worship Elements: Good Friday 2017 (Option 2)

By John A. Brewer
Color: Black or NoneScripture Readings: Isaiah 52:13–53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1–19:42 Theme Ideas “Undying love.” Today is the day when… read more

Worship for Kids: April 16, 2017

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10. The text from John is really two Easter stories: (1) the visit of Peter and John to the empty tomb; and (2)… read more

Worship Connection: Holy Thursday 2017

By Nancy C. Townley
HOLY THURSDAY (Option 1) A DRAMATIC SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION For HOLY THURSDAY written by Rev. Nancy Townley [A table is set up in the front of the sanctuary, within full view… read more

Worship Elements: April 16, 2017

By Laura Jaquith Bartlett
Easter Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18 (or Matthew 28:1-10) THEME IDEAS How often do we… read more

Good Friday

By Thomas Lane Butts
John 18:1–19:42 What a day! Who in the world gave it the name “Good Friday”? Reading even the most sketchy and benign accounts of that day is enough to make even … read more

Worship Elements: Holy Thursday 2017

By Bill Hoppe
Color: PurpleScripture Readings: Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10), 11-14; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19;1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Theme Ideas It was by the blood of a sacrificial… read more

Worship Elements: Holy Thursday 2017 (Option 2)

By Hans Holznagel
Holy Thursday COLOR: PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10), 11-14; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35 THEME IDEAS These… read more
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