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Unimaginable Words 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. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Sermons That Work Author: Joslyn Ogden Schaefer
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper: Best Practices for Worship and Preaching Baptism and the Lord's Supper are practiced in nearly every Christian community. These two rituals remind us of Christ's work, encourage us with the hope of his promises, and shape us into a community. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Michael J. Clingenpeel The Lord's Supper as Welcoming Sacrament? Reversing the Sequence of the Sacraments These four articles share personal experience and engagement with an emerging practice of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper as a feast of welcome and hospitality. Resource type: Article Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Gregg Mast Lord's Supper Practice in the Reformed and Presbyterian Tradition This article explores Lord's Supper practices in the Reformed and Presbyterian traditions, showing how John Calvin favored weekly communion, but churches in the Reformed and Presbyterian tradition are just starting to renew Lord's Supper practices. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Joan Huyser-Honig The Lord’s Supper as Welcoming Sacrament? In recent years, there has been increasing talk about the Lord’s Supper as a feast of evangelistic welcome and hospitality. These four articles consider the Lord’s Supper as a sacrament to draw people to faith. Resource type: Article Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Renee House The Gospel Truth This article gives a sampling of the hymns Martin Luther wrote as a tool to help teach lessons on the Lord's Prayer, the Apostle's Creed, the Ten Commandments, Baptism, and the Lord's Supper. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Mark Noll The Lord's Supper Communion, Lord’s Supper, Mass, Eucharist…it’s known by many names, practiced in varying forms. Tune in to this radio episode as it examines scripture and how we can better understand the bread and wine. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: James Brownson Past and Present in the Lord's Supper This devotional on 1 Corinthians 11:24-25 focuses on the Lord's Supper, emphasizing both past and present dimensions of the Lord's Supper, and how these dimensions lead us into a deeper relationship with the Lord. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Mark Roberts Worship Ideas on the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper This article explores the nature of the Lord's Supper as a sacrament and then provides practical ways to change or rejuvenate your Lord's Supper service. Resource type: Practical How-To Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Howard D Vanderwell Lords’s Supper Responses from Readers Previous issues of Reformed Worship invited readers to share reflections of their participation in the Lord’s Supper as well as creative expressions of the teaching related to the Lord’s Supper. Gathered here are some reader responses. Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship Full Text Hymns on Lord's Supper Have Thine Own Way, LordPD
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How A Worship Space Affects Lord's Supper Practices This article explores the ways the visual aspects of a worship space can complement or contradict a church's theology of the Lord's supper. Resource type: Practical How-To Source: The CRC Network Author: Joan Huyser-Honig Appalachian Lord’s Supper This is an outline for an Appalachian Lord's Supper. It includes responsive readings and hymns as part of communion celebration that calls us to look forward to heaven. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Church Architecture Affects Lord's Supper The author explains how church architecture and sanctuary design can inhibit or enhance a more full and communal Eucharist celebration. A feature story on how Church architecture affects Lord's Supper practices. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Joan Huyser-Honig Lord's Supper This 13th century German stone sculpture depicts the Lord's Supper. Resource type: Image Source: wga.hu Remembrance of the Lord's Supper Provides Spiritual Mooring This sermon illustration tells the stories of two young man with amnesia, linking the topic to the Lord's Supper and our need for a community of fellowship. Appropriate for Exodus 12:12-30, Psalm 111:1-5, or Jeremiah 29:11.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Mark Meynell Learning How to Eat the Lord's Supper The Lord's table is for remembrance, sorrow and hunger, joy and nourishment. Communion is where we experience gratitude, fellowship, forgiveness, sacrifice, and the myriad ways God invites us to joyfully drink the cup of Christ. Resource type: Devotional Source: Day1 Author: Brett Younger A Short Catechism about the Lord's Supper Matthew Henry's short catechism for the instruction of those who are to be admitted to the Lord's Supper. Resource type: Practical How-To Source: Blue Letter Bible Author: Matthew Henry Reformed-Roman Catholic Dialogue: Baptism and the Lord's Supper Baptism and the Lord's Supper are two indispensable practices of Christian worship. The following two documents represent recent work in Reformed-Roman Catholic dialogue. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
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