worship pieces for lent 5b

So many rich images and worship possibilities in this week’s lectionary readings! In John 12:20-33 the image of a grain of wheat falling into the earth to die has such vibrant energy. And even though I grew up in the great agricultural regions of southern Illinois, I can’t imagine wheat fields without thinking of Van…

worship pieces for lent 4b

Call to Worship God so loved the world, loved the whole cosmos with steadfast love– every galaxy, star, planet and comet. We give thanks to the Lord for God’s lovingkindness, for all the wonders given to us. God so loved the world, loved the whole cosmos– fertile valleys and high deserts, bright yellow daffodils and…

worship pieces for lent 1b

With the guidance of Marcia McFee’s Reboot Lent Workshop, my first task was to write synopses for the Lenten season. Here’s the overview paragraph for our series, Lent 2015: walk every road in steadfast love.  In the age of GPS mapping apps, directions are always at our fingertips. Use your current location and select destination—with…

planning ahead and yet still playing catch-up: lent year b

Sensing that energy levels and time commitments would limit any creativity the season of Lent might hold, our congregation’s worship chair and I signed up for a Lenten Reboot Your Worship online workshop hosted by Marcia McFee. Within days of the workshop beginning, I had second thoughts. Rather than be more energized, I felt even further behind!…