Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday
Based on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects of the painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when...
Why Ash Wednesday?
Ash Wednesday became the day that marked the beginning of the Lenten renewal. Laura Smit explores the use of ash on Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers.
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources
This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs.
A Great Day, An Eternal Day, The Day of Your Baptism
A sermon on Deuteronomy 14:1 in the form of a letter to the little boy being baptized that morning, explaining the significance of this sacrament.
Sensing the City -- Practicing Christianity in an Urban World
Ministry in the city begins with how we see, hear, taste, smell and touch the city. Then we can together cultivate the practice of innovative and adaptive ministry, for the flourishing of our urban world.
Helping Kids Connect with Baptism of Our Lord Sunday
Carolyn Brown shares several ideas on how to connect children with what is happening in worship on Baptism of our Lord Sunday. Worshiping with Children is a weekly lectionary-driven resource for engaging and inclusive child-friendly worship.
Baptism of the Lord
This lectionary resource for the Baptism of the Lord includes planning tools and sermon notes for the stories of Jesus' baptism and Peter and John laying hands on Christ's followers to receive the Holy Spirit.
Full Text Hymns on Baptism of Our Lord
On Jordan's Banks the Baptist's CryPD
At the Name of JesusPD
Glorious Things of Thee Are SpokenPD
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Jesus' Baptism in Mark 1
What does baptism mean? A podcast conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for the baptism of our Lord, it focuses not only Mark 1:4-11 but also verse 12-13, where Jesus is sent out to the wilderness....
Taking Jesus Out of the Stained Glass
Jesus in the stained glass does not take seriously the messiness and scars of life, and do not invite pastors to view their lives accordingly. This article invites us to refresh our perspectives on incarnation.
The hope of your calling
In this sermon, Edgardo A. Colón-Emeric shows us what false hope would look like and encourages us to have hope and practice it in Christ.
Baptism of Our Lord Sunday
This podcast looks at the Epiphany lectionary text through the theme of God's voice for Baptism of our Lord Sunday: Mark 1:4-11, Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29, and Acts 19:1-7.
Worship Resources for Baptism of the Lord
Preaching and worship planning resources for baptism of the Lord, focused on Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29, Acts 19:1-7, and Mark 1:4-11.
Struggling Out of the Valley of Shadows
A sermon on Genesis 12:1-5a and John 20:1-18. After helping a suicidal woman, a pastor realizes that it was his own journey in grief that had prepared him to offer her the path to redemption..