- Isaiah 25:6-9
- Psalm 24
- Revelation 21:1-6a
- John 11:32-44
Dwellings Worship Series, week 1: HOPE
All Saints Sunday
During this series, remind people that God dwells here and desires to be close to us. Our title for this week is “Hope,” and we can dwell in the hope that Christ is coming to abolish death and mourning and pain. As you go through this month, keep your eye on the coming season: Advent. What does it mean to dwell in hope as you move toward Advent?
- Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost 2018, Year B
- Ruth 1:1-18
- Psalm 146 (UMH 858)
- Hebrews 9:11-14 (more...)
Dwellings Worship Series, week 2: VICTORY
In a period of deep division and brokenness in our country, what difference does and could Jesus make? Where does the good news speak into the places that seem hopeless and lost? Do we live as if the weight and power of sin has already been taken away and that Jesus’ sacrifice and love is available and intended for all people?
- Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17
- Psalm 127 or Psalm 42 (UMH 777)
- Hebrews 9:24-28
- Mark 12:38-44
Dwellings Worship Series, week 3: CONFIDENCE
Jesus came to free us from the chains of shame and created the church as a place for us to be vulnerable and challenge one another in love. Regularly, we all still sin and fall short of who God desires us to be; but through vulnerability and accountability, we can hold the things we’ve done up to who we want to be without letting those things define or paralyze us.
- 1 Samuel 1:4-20
- 1 Samuel 2:1-10 pr Psalm 113 (UMH 834)
- Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25
- Mark 13:1-8
Dwellings Worship Series, week 4: LOVE
United Methodist Student Day
On this final Sunday of the church year, Christ the King Sunday, take the time to remind your congregation of what it means to have a crucified King who isn’t merely seeking allegiance with our lips, but desires a fundamentally different way of us being in relationship with God and with one another. Sometimes, terrible things just happen. Yet, Christ our King is right there with us and has committed to be in solidarity with and in our suffering.
- 2 Samuel 23:1-7
- Psalm 132:1-12 (UMH 849)
- Revelation 1:4b-8
- John 18:33-37
Prepare the Way Worship Series, week 1: STAND
For the series “Prepare the Way,” we decided to use two of the lectionary texts for every week except the Sunday after Christmas. We were called to the traditional Luke texts that present Advent and the Christmas story in a familiar way. We were also called to the prophets of the Old Testament and how their words and stories connected with story of the coming of Christ. We hope that in your church, you will use both sets of texts to illuminate your Advent season.
- Jeremiah 33:14-16
- Psalm 25:1-10 (UMH 756)
- 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
- Luke 21:25-36