Worship

Year B Archive: Advent 2017 — Advent 2018

Advent 2017 - Coming Home Worship Series

In the United States, Christmastime and thoughts of home just go together. “I’ll be Home for Christmas,” and “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays,” are two of the most popular holiday songs, year after year. Advent and Christmas Season  […]

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Season After Epiphany 2018 - Rise Up

It’s the Season after Epiphany. Midway through, it’s also Black History Month. The historic and ecumenical purpose of the Season after Epiphany is to help your congregation “rise up” and get ready for its work of accompanying people on their journey to baptism or  […]

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Lent 2018 - Rehab

The annual observance of the Lenten discipline among Christians is a time to seek restoration for our lives. It is a time to reflect, take stock of our spiritual condition, and realign our lives. There is much to mine from considering our Lenten journey this year within the frame of  […]

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Holy Week 2018 - Love Leads the Way

Holy Week is the heart of the church’s ritual, theological, and missional life. The life and mission of Jesus meet their fullest test. Jesus stares directly into the face of the structures of sin and the powers of death and remains true to his calling and the work  […]

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Easter Season 2018 - Love Leads the Way/In the Power of the Holy Spirit

Easter isn’t just a single day in the Christian Year. It’s a season of 50 days, starting with celebration of the resurrection of Jesus celebrated on Easter 1, and concluding with the celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that catalyzed the birth of the church on  […]

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Post-Pentecost 2018: Transitions

The Season after Pentecost is not called ordinary time not because things become normal, much less average or blasé during the nearly six months that make up this season (from Trinity Sunday through Christ the King Sunday). If there is anything “ordinary” about it in that sense,  […]

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Post-Pentecost July 2018: Healing Hands

Throughout the month of July, we encounter stories in the gospel readings that focus on the healing power of Jesus. As our worship team examined these passages, we began to see a trend that was a movement of the Spirit, binding these narratives together. Jesus’ power of healing began  […]

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August 2018 Post-Pentecost Worship Planning Series

In this series of texts from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, there are concrete actions that Paul suggests, and they all have their foundation in the love of God. For many communities, school will be resuming around this time. As you prepare for worship, what are some ways  […]

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Post-Pentecost September 2018: Season of Creation

In a day when the fruits of creation are often exploited and so much chaos pervades the world in which we live, it is imperative for us to take a moment to pause and breathe in the same Ruach (Spirit of God) that was at work in the beginning of  […]

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Post-Pentecost October 2018: Mystery

Job is a difficult book to read and interpret, even for the most advanced Biblical scholars, but focusing on the book of Job can be an opportunity to embrace vivid imagery, human emotion, and the mysterious nature of a God who created the entire universe all together in worship. The  […]

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Post-Pentecost November 2018: Dwellings

Beginning with All Saints Sunday and ending with Reign of Christ Sunday (Christ the King Sunday), November is a time when we look back in remembrance of the saints, but we also look forward as we await Christ’s coming again, more poignantly expressed in the season of Advent.  […]

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