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.
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.
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.
This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards.
Reading Julian on Good Friday
Drawing from the writings of Julian of Norwich, this Good Friday article by Jason Lief presents the sufferings of Christ on the cross as a symbol of finding new life in foolishness rather than honor.
Creation? Which Creation?
Taking inspiration from William P. Brown, Thomas Burnett's article discusses seven creation stories (Genesis 1:1-2:3, 2:4-3:24, Job 38-41, Psalm 104. Proverbs 8:22-31, Ecclesiastes and Isaiah 40-55) that describe God's transcendence, God's imminence, and characteristics of nature.
Respect that Grows: A Colossian Way Story
Jennifer Vander Molen relates a story from a pilot project in which people with very differing views on creation and evolution came to some mutual appreciation by sharing their backgrounds and reasons for interest.
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.
Creation and the Trinity
Preaching notes by Doug Bratt on Proverbs 8:1-4; 24-31: Creation occurred in the presence of the Trinity, with Wisdom giving direction and counsel, in order to make us wise for flourishing in the creation.
Creation Sings: From Chaos to Community:
Jackson Henry offers varied musical suggestions for Trinity Sunday, related especially to the theme of creation. Includes commentary on themes, musical tips, and links to sheet music. Hymns are indexed to United Methodist resources.
Creation and Creativity
Drawing on J. R. R. Tolkien's theory of "sub-creation," Sean McDonough's article on Genesis 1 discusses the role of humans in struggling against nature, in practising the Sabbath, in creating through labour, and in imitating God.
Creation Themes and Imagery During Advent
Focusing on the theme of creation that is present in Advent, this article by Jerome Creach discusses the hope of restoration and redemption that is associated with "the life and ministry of Jesus."
Full Text Hymns on Creation
Praise the God of All CreationPD
Fairest Lord Jesus, Lord of All CreationPD
Let All Creation Bless the LordPD
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Creation is Underway
"Creation is underway," Frederick Buechner writes, as he narrates the morning's events in his household as an analogy of Genesis 1-2 in this book excerpt from "The Alphabet of Grace."
In this sermon illustration on Genesis 1:1-12, Frederick Buechner reflects on the wonder of the ongoing nature of God’s creation as it takes place every day.
This highlights a blog post by Todd Wood on a growing uncertainty among clergy about creation and science.
Creation is God's Glory on Display
Psalm 8 is a psalm of praise in which God's glory is celebrated as it is revealed in creation. This sermon starter reminds us to care for all of creation as we rule over it.
Creation and Earth-Themed Sundays
... congregations around the world celebrate the Season of Creation, emphasizing earth-keeping throughout the Christian Year. Includes ...
Creation of the Sun and the Moon
This 16th century fresco by Raphael depicts the creation of the sun and moon from Genesis 1:14-19.
Creation and Re-creation
In this study guide with discussion questions, Perry Mullins traces the themes of creation, redemption, and faith through Psalm 147; Isaiah 61:10-62:3; John 1:1-18; and Galatians 3:23-25, 4:4-7.
Creation and Trinity
This Bible study guide by Sunshine Dulnuan on Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 and Matthew 28:16-20 discusses our stewardship of God's creation, adoration of nature, Trinitarian communion and Jesus' revelation of the Trinity.