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.
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion.
Lament: Ash Wednesday
This reflection gets to the heart of Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent by exploring Joel 2 and our need to pray, to fast, to mourn, and to read God’s Word.
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.
Advent resources: a folk ballad, "Every Valley," tells of the times when waiting is hard and hope is needed, a "Community Prayer for Waiting," a banner, a painting, another prayer, and two quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer....
Advent Hope: Staying Afloat
In this Advent reflection, the author ponders the challenge of offering real hope in the midst of difficult circumstances.
I Gave Up Gossip for Lent
Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again.
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.
Baptized and Beloved
A painted paper collage for projection in worship.
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources
This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs.
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.
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.
Full Text Hymns on Holy Spirit
Spirit of God, Descend upon My HeartPD
Holy Spirit, Truth DivinePD
Spirit of the Living God©
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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....
From Azusa Street to the Ends of the Earth
The Azusa Street revival was crucial to the major global awakening we now call Pentecostalism. Gary B. McGee narrates the beginning of the movement and explores their emphasis on the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
Homilies - Church, Holy Spirit and Ascension
This set of Catholic homilies for John 10:27-30, John 14:23-29, John 21:1-14, Acts 1:1–11 and Acts 14:21-27 focus on reconciliation, the Good Shepherd, the Church, the Holy Spirit, and the ascension.
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.
This reflection from Patrick Langan looks at John 14:21-26 and discusses being distracted from focusing on Christ, relying on the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and knowing the Holy Spirit continues to inspire and enrich.
In this daily reflection on the lectionary reading for the Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter, Patrick Langan writes on John 14:21-26, discussing themes of resisting distraction and the Holy Spirit.
Celebrating the Coming of the Holy Spirit in Power
This planning resource for Pentecost, celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit then and now. It is a day for baptism, confirmation, reaffirmation of the baptismal covenant and commissioning persons for their ministries.
The Holy Spirit at Work
This resource contains worship planning ideas and sermon starters for texts that describe the work of the Holy Spirit in creation (Genesis), in the establishment of the church (Acts), or in Jesus' ministry (Mark).