Jesus Loves Me – A song for baptism

Welcoming infants into our covenant family is one of the highlights of Sunday worship. There have been a lot of baptisms recently and I've been working on the baptism liturgy with our new pastor Geoff Bradford.  One of the traditions he brought from his old church in Philadelphia (Liberti Fairmont) was having the whole congregation... Continue Reading →

Helps for Reading Scripture in Worship

Here are a number of thoughts and tips for reading scripture in public worship.  During the Advent season, many churches often read scripture in worship more than usual and need a few pointers in how to direct congregation members of all ages helping out. --- Public Reading of Scripture is the proclamation of God’s Word. ... Continue Reading →

Call to Worship – Ephesians 1

Here is a Trinitarian Call to Worship condensed from Ephesians 1. ... CALL TO WORSHIP based on Ephesians 1 Leader: To the Father who has given us every spiritual blessing in Christ. People: We give praise and glory Leader: To the Son through whom we have redemption, forgiveness, and the riches of God’s grace. People:... Continue Reading →

A Service of Confession

from John Hunter's "Devotional Services for Public Worship" (download) - this is from a book of prayers and services to help in public worship that is just as easily used as a guide for a time of personal prayer and repentance.  Study the prayers, let them guide you back to the word of scripture, list... Continue Reading →

Calls to Worship (ESV)

It is often difficult to find liturgical resources that are simple, easy to access, general, and in your congregation's bible translation.  With a lot of church's now using the ESV I spent some collecting 'classical' Calls to Worship from the Psalms.  While this list is far from biblically exhaustive it may be helpful for you.... Continue Reading →

Confession of Faith – Advent

Based on 1 Timothy 1:15; 2:5-6; 3:16; Rev 5 & 22 (ESV) Minister: This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: People: That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Minister: There is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, People: Who gave himself... Continue Reading →

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