Prayers for the Second Sunday of Lent

by Thomas R. Steagald
Opening Sentences (based on Psalm 121) I will lift up my eyes to the hills. From where will my help come? Our help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.  … read more

Refreshing the Lord's Prayer

by Jessica Miller Kelley
How does your congregation use the Lord’s Prayer? Some churches recite it weekly, as an affirmation of “the way Christ taught us to pray.” Others view it as a… read more

Statistics in Worship?

by Alex Joyner
Enough statistics ABOUT worship; how about statistics IN worship? Sound crazy? Maybe. But maybe not. At a recent chaotic and unfocused council meeting, my associate pastor Peter… read more

Worship Ideas for Lent

by Sara Webb Phillips
When our staff team plans out worship services, we first look at the liturgical season as a whole. What is it we want to have happen in our own lives and for others during this… read more

Preaching An Act of Worship

by Gennifer Benjamin Brooks
Preaching is an act of Christian worship. It is an elemental part of the content of the liturgy. Melded into the rhythm of worship, the preacher participates with the… read more

Celebrating Holy Communion

by Barbara Thorington Green
If the focus of Communion is on our sin and Jesus' death, do we miss the goodness of food and life? My daughters had tea parties while practicing for womanhood. We have Holy… read more
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