Living Worship Series: FOLLOW ME
Third Sunday in Easter - May 5, 2019
Planning for this Series
Historically, Lent was used as a season of preparation and discipleship for interested Christians, and they would be baptized at the Easter vigil service. The season after Easter, then, was focused on teaching Christian doctrine. Our “Living” and “Loving” series come out of this historical understanding of the Easter season. They both follow the gospel texts in John, where Jesus is trying to teach the disciples how to live as his followers. You can ask the same questions in your worship: “What does it mean to live as a follower of Christ? What does it mean to believe in Jesus?”
Today is Native American Ministries Sunday, one of the six denomination-wide Special Sundays that includes a special offering. Discipleship Ministries has worship resources to support your observance of this Sunday. If you do not have Native American persons regularly involved with planning and leading worship, do not try to imitate Native American worship practices. Instead, if you choose to do so, partner with Native American leadership or organizations in your community.