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

Wait! An apology for Advent

By Daniel Childs
On November 1, the day after Halloween, I found myself in Target picking up a few household items. As I browsed the toothpaste aisle hunting for the best deal, I subconsciously… read more

Worship Elements: January 25, 2015

By Worship Elements, Peter Bankson
Third Sunday after the Epiphany COLOR: Green SCRIPTURE READINGS: Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 THEME IDEAS God’s call is clear:… read more

Worship Connection: January 25, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley, Worship Connection
Third Sunday after the Epiphany COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1: L: Gather… read more

Worship for Kids: January 25, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown, Worship for Kids
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Jonah 3:1-5, 10. Many children know the story of Jonah's encounter with the fish. If that story is briefly summarized with attention to … read more

Hanukkah, the minor Jewish holiday that’s a major deal

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
(RNS) You may know the basic props of Hanukkah: a menorah, a dreidel and chocolate coins. But here’s the inside story on Hanukkah, which begins Tuesday at sundown (Dec … read more
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