Do you incorporate Vacation Bible School into worship? The week before or the week after? How do you handle that? What themes are you using, how do you adapt the VBS material into workable liturgy, what do you do about music clearly designed for … [Continue reading] about Brainstorming: VBS Sundays
Do you have Pentecost worship ideas? Seeds that need a little back-and-forth to grow? sentences or words that haven't grown into full-blown liturgy? Music plans? Creative space, drama, reading, liturgical ideas? Here's a place to brainstorm, feed off … [Continue reading] about Brainstorming: Pentecost
submitted by Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo, Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church, North Plainfield, NJ Compassionate and Gentle God, you have created us in Love to be your people. As we gather for worship, we are reminded that we have lost sight of this … [Continue reading] about prayer of confession: compassionate and gentle God
submitted by Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo, Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church, North Plainfield, NJ adapted from Psalm 66:1-8 in The Message One: All together now—applause for God! Sing songs to the tune of God’s glory and set songs and rhythms to … [Continue reading] about call to worship: applause for God!
submitted by Andy James, First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, Queens, New York connected to the gospel reading for Easter 6A, John 14:15-21 Gracious God, we love you, but too often we do not keep your commandments. We turn away from your … [Continue reading] about prayer of confession: keeping the commandments