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.
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.
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.
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources
This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs.
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.
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.
Praising God, Loving God, Obeying God and Praying to God
This commentary by James C. Howell on Psalm 98, John 15:9-17, and 1 John 5:1-6 offers reflective thoughts on praise, our love to God, spiritual battle, election, Christ's commandment to love, and prayer in Jesus' name.
Praise and Thanksgiving on Epiphany
At Worshiping with Children Carolyn Brown offers weekly lectionary-driven advice for crafting engaging and age-inclusive worship services. In this piece she delves into the observance of Epiphany, highlighting a common theme of praise and thanksgiving.
Praising God for His Acts
Psalm 98 praises God for his past acts as well as the ways he is sovereignly working today. The Psalmist invites us, along with the world, to sing a new song to God for these acts.
Praising God for Who God Is
Psalm 138 is a psalm of praise to God for deliverance. As such, it is an excellent model and liturgical resource for God’s children who want to praise the Lord with all of their hearts.
Using common materials to communicate the themes of Lent
During the season of lent a church decided to use common materials to deepen their experience of lent, such as dirt and twigs
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.
Full Text Hymns on Praise
Praise God From Whom All Blessings FlowPD
Praise to the Lord, the AlmightyPD
Praise Him! Praise Him!PD
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Sights and Sounds of Lent: Children's Meditations for the Season
Coins, a robe, a basin of water, they can all turn into something special for the season of Lent. One church created children’s Lenten meditations that engage their senses by using these objects and more.
Praise songs for Christmas!
This commentary on Psalm 148 suggests the Psalm presents us with a utopia of praise: not only all of God’s people, but all of creation united in praise, exalting the only One worth exalting.
In this advent devotional, Mark D. Roberts reflects on Luke 1:64. Zechariah, upon regaining his voice after the birth of his son John, spoke words of praise, not words of negativity.
Praise Team or Worship Team?
What is the true roll of the "Praise Team"? Is it only praise or are there other elements of worship included? Paul Ryan explores these questions in light of modern worship.
Praising God While Suffering
Focusing on the structure and composition of Psalm 22:19-28, J. Clinton McCann's commentary discusses how Jesus embodies the righteous sufferer who praises God in the midst of pain while simultaneously describing God's absence and God's presence.
Praise Be To You
This poetic prayer praises God by describing Jesus like a tree the fruit of which is a blessing to humankind. The prayer also recognizes our call to follow and offer the fruit of our lives in...
Praise Team or Worship Team?
This article explores the debate around using the title "Praise Team" or "Worship Team" and discusses the reasoning behind each.
Praise the Lord!
A commentary on Psalm 148. The Psalmist invites us to praise the Lord with the rest of creation as a response to God's magnificent love.