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The Bad News is Part of the Good News In this interview, Fleming Rutledge explores the themes of suffering and belief surrounding the Easter and Good Friday, as well as the implications of these stories for Christians in the rest of history. Resource type: Article Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Author: Fleming Rutledge
Death Is Swallowed Up: Easter Sunday Resources (B) Worship resources for Easter Sunday (Year B). Includes a litany, call to confession, prayer of confession, assurance of pardon, and song suggestions. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Reformed Church in America
A theory of jerks Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc. Resource type: Article Source: Aeon Magazine Author: Eric Schwitzgebel
Season of Lent A sermon starter and commentary by Luke Powery on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the season of Lent in the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Luke A. Powery
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Taylor Burton-Edwards
A Blessing in the Ashes Ash Wednesday is the subject of a collection including a painting, reflection, poem, and other resources. The author writes about the grief of burying her husband and the power of ashes and dust in God's hands.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Painted Prayerbook Author: Jan Richardson
Ash Wednesday Worship Outline of a worship service of repentance and renewal for Ash Wednesday, including prayers, invitation, scripture, music, imposition of ashes, benediction, and a link to a meditation by Debra Rienstra. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Debra Rienstra
Earth Day: Commentary on Psalm 24:1-2 Based on Psalm 24:1-2, Christopher Michael Jones provides commentary, examples, and context to how these verses can help the church celebrate Earth Day. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Christopher Michael Jones "God Has Given Us the Earth as a Gift” In this interview, Jill Sornson Kurtz describes how she sees her work as an architect of environmentally sustainable spaces as missional work. Useful as an illustration for environmentalism, vocation, community, etc. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Jill Sornson Kurtz Earth Day A collection of worship resources including responsive readings, songs and hymns for celebrating Earth Day, focusing on the theme of "Mobilize the Earth." Resource type: Service Outline Source: The African American Lectionary Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts. Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship Author: Louis E. Lotz
Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom A 4th-century sermon is still preached every Easter in Orthodox churches. This poetic sermon is heard but once a year, but many worshipers know it by heart. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Reformed Worship Author: St. John Chrysostom
Full Text Hymns on earth For the Beauty of the Earth (Family Worship Setting)PD
God of the Earth, the Sky, the SeaPD
Let All On Earth Their Voices RaisePD
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Earth Sunday with Children By reflecting on Psalm 4; Luke 24:36; Acts 3, 4:1-22; and 1 John 3:1-7 for Earth Sunday, this resource focuses on God's genuine love and care for his people and creation. It provides ideas for songs,... Resource type: Article Source: Worshiping With Children Author: Carolyn Brown What a Young-Earth Creationist and an Evolutionary Creationist Would Like to Hear from Each Other James K. A. Smith explores the possibility of unity in Christ, based on "compassion, patience, humility, and charity," between Christians who differ in their views on questions such as the origin of the earth. Resource type: Article Source: Colossian Forum Blog Author: James K.A. Smith Earth Day: Commentary on Psalm 148:3-10 This commentary is for an Earth Day worship service. Earl D. Trent Jr. presents this commentary on Psalm 148:3-10 where he includes a liturgical moment description, a biblical interpretation, and other resources. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Earl D. Trent, Jr. Earth Day: An Easter Celebration How do Earth Day and Easter connect? This sermon on John 21:1-19 reminds us of our Genesis 2 call to steward the Earth, and assures us of hope for an alive and vibrant Earth. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Sermons That Work Author: Michael Schut Earth Day Prayer of Confession A prayer of confession for Earth Day from Rev. Ken Carter. It is a prayer of thanksgiving for the earth, asking for forgiveness for forsaking it and commissioning to care for it. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst ‘Earth in Easter’ (poem) The sonnet ‘Earth in Easter’ by Christopher Villiers, with the theme of the glory of the earth coming back to life in spring. Resource type: Poetry Source: Global Worship Author: Christopher Villiers Earth Day This children's sermon on Genesis 2:15 uses a globe and a flower to help explain Earth Day, and to provide opportunity to praise God for the goodness of the creation. Resource type: Children's Sermon Source: Sermons 4 Kids Earth Day: Commentary on Genesis 1 Forrest Elliott Harris, Sr. offers a commentary on Genesis 1 for Earth Day in the African American Lectionary. The text calls us to be faithful stewards of this beautiful earth—God’s gift to humanity. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Forrest Elliott Harris, Sr.
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