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Advent Resource Guide
This is a guide to Advent and Christmas worship planning resources from our website and our ministry partners' websites.
Resource Guide | November 01, 2015
Thanksgiving Resource Guide
Thanksgiving celebrations were an important part of the people's worship before God. Throughout history, worshiping communities have set aside certain times and days as events of special thanksgiving to God.
Resource Guide | September 14, 2012
Ordinary Time Resource Guide
This resource guide for Ordinary Time includes sermon ideas, worship songs and hymns, visual arts, and readings to help you plan “ordinary” worship—times in the church year outside the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. The season’s liturgical color is green, symbolizing a time of growth in the Christian life. This guide also includes ideas for worship on Christ the King Sunday, Thanksgiving, and All Saints’ Day/Reformation Sunday.
Resource Guide | July 08, 2011
Pentecost Resource Guide
This list of Pentecost resources, including hymns, songs, visual arts, books, and sermon ideas, will help you plan worship for Pentecost Sunday, traditionally celebrated 50 days after Easter. Pentecost celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit on Jesus’ disciples, marked by a strong wind, tongues of fire, and manifested in the disciples’ speaking in foreign languages.
Resource Guide | May 10, 2011
Ascension Resource Guide
This list of Ascension Day resources, including songs, reflections, visual arts, and readings, will help you plan worship for Ascension Day, traditionally celebrated 40 days after Easter. Ascension Day worship services celebrate Jesus Christ ascending into heaven after giving his disciples the Great Commission.
Resource Guide | April 19, 2011
Easter Resource Guide
This list of Eastertide resources—including art, music, drama, devotions, liturgies, books, and sermons for the "Great Fifty Days" from Easter Sunday to Pentecost—will help you plan worship to celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection.
Resource Guide | April 05, 2011
Lent Resource Guide
This list of Lenten art, music, devotions, liturgies, books, and sermons will help you plan worship for Lent and includes resources for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday.
Resource Guide | February 10, 2011
Christ the King Sunday Worship Planning
Marking the kingship of Christ makes a healthy transition that leads directly from Ordinary Time into Advent, the Christmas cycle, and the remainder of the Christian year.
Article | October 26, 2010
Planning Ahead: Worship in November
Worship service ideas for the month of November.
Article | October 21, 2010
Planning Ahead: Worship in October
The highlight of the October calendar may be World Communion Sunday, when Christians everywhere celebrate what it means to belong to the body of Christ—"the holy catholic church, the communion of the saints." In celebrating the Lord's Supper, we most deeply celebrate our oneness in Christ.
Article | October 21, 2010
Planning Ahead: Worship in September
September is a time of new beginnings. The new school year, the new church school year, and a new year of church ministries and activities are all worth remembering, celebrating, and dedicating in worship.
Worship Service | October 21, 2010
Epiphany Resource Guide
An index of resources and tips for planning worship for Epiphany.
Resource Guide | June 01, 2005