Rev. Kerry's new worship series for the season of Epiphany will offer words of hope and encouragement to United Methodist congregations struggling with anxiety and division ahead of GC2019. Pre-order now to provide input and get support!
A call to worship, prayer of confession, and blessing based on this Sunday's lectionary text, Mark 10:46-52.
Earlier this summer, for the second year in a row, I had the privilege of serving as the Worship Faculty for Local Pastor Licensing School of the Rockies, a 10-day "boot camp" for new pastors in this region of The United Methodist Church (and a few from other parts of the U.S.!). Talking with folks … Continue reading Ask a Liturgy Nerd: Rev. Kerry Answers Your Worship Questions
Students in many parts of the country have already gone back to school, but others are still eagerly (or anxiously) preparing. If you want to acknowledge this special time of year for your community, consider having students - and teachers, and anyone else involved in resuming the school year - bring in their backpacks, laptop … Continue reading Blessing of the Backpacks
by Rev. Kerry Greenhill © 2012 Let us give thanks for the ministry of small details: For greetings offered and doors unlocked for attendance entered and reminders sent for expenses processed and checks prepared we give thanks for your service in Christ’s name. For floors mopped and polished and carpets vacuumed for lilies ordered and mail … Continue reading Litany of Gratitude for Staff with a Servant’s Heart
Rev. Kerry's latest liturgy, based on this week's lectionary reading from John 3.
When Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day and Easter is April Fools’ Day, you might start to wonder about God’s sense of humor. The conjunction of these sacred and secular holidays got me thinking: is there a hidden truth in this year's calendar? After all, what could be more foolish than resurrection? And what is … Continue reading When Love Looks Like Ashes
By Rev. Kerry Greenhill © 2017 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A Based on Exodus 20:1-20 One: 2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3 you shall have no other gods before me. Many: Holy One, we confess we have forgotten who … Continue reading When Boundaries Offer Freedom: A Litany of Confession
By Kerry Greenhill © 2017 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A Based on Matthew 16:21-28 One: The world is full of fear, anger, struggle, and suffering. Many: Yet we are called to be a people of good news for all the world. One: When we hear difficult truths, we long to turn away. Many: … Continue reading Litany for A People of Good News
by Kerry Greenhill © 2017 Call to Worship for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Matthew 14:22-33 One: Come, dreamers and doubters, plotters and plodders; Many: The God of life is calling you to a new way of being. One: Leave behind home and family, fear and judgment, pride and shame; … Continue reading Call to Worship: Come, Dreamers and Doubters