Worship for Kids: October 30, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4. This passage deals with fairness on the national/global level. Older children appreciate Habakkuk's question… read more

Worship Connection: October 30, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
24th Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 119:137-144; 2 Thessalonians1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to… read more

When the Spirit of God shows up

By Philip Wise
Joel 2:23-32 There is much in life that is unpredictable—our health, world affairs, and the behavior of others to name three. This unpredictability becomes significant only… read more

Worship for Kids: October 23, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Joel 2:23-32. This passage includes two rather distinct sections. The first (vss. 23-27) is Joel's prediction of the end of the locust… read more

Worship for Kids: October 16, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:27-34. The detailed and varied poetic images in verses 27-28 make it essential that the liturgist explain directly that… read more

Worship Connection: October 16, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
22nd Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5; Luke 18:1-8 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to… read more

Worship Elements: October 16, 2016

By Bill Hoppe
22nd Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5; Luke 18:1-8 THEME IDEAS The word of God… read more

Pope Francis gives confirmation sacrament to gravely ill teen

By Josephine McKenna / Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has once again demonstrated his concern for the sick and disabled by giving a seriously ill Italian teenager the sacrament of confirmation at the… read more

Using the Lord's Prayer to connect to God

By Corey Francis
“Our Father, who art in heaven…..” Thus starts the most famous prayer in the Bible. It’s stated twice by Jesus, both in times of instruction. And, we… read more

Worship for Kids: October 9, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7. Exile means being stuck where you do not want to be. The Jews to whom Jeremiah spoke were stuck in Babylon, where… read more

Worship Connection: October 9, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
21st Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-12; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship… read more

Worship Elements: October 9, 2016

By Rebecca Gaudino
21st Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-12; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19 THEME IDEAS Our readings remind us… read more
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