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
By Kerry Greenhill © 2017 Based on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 The kingdom of heaven is like an old library, smelling of paper and wood and dust polished by fingers and feet hallowed by wonder and doubt full of poems, stories, certainties, questions that connect us to sages and ages past. The Kin’dom of heaven … Continue reading Treasures Old and New
By Kerry Greenhill © 2017 Based on Matthew 13:24-30 God of planting and harvest, sun and rain, when we look over the fields of our lives, our family or church, our community, local or global, we see such a tangled mess of what we intended and what threatens it, what will bring life and what … Continue reading Wheat and Weeds
Sacred Stones Ministries invites clergy and laypeople from Colorado’s eastern plains and surrounding areas to join us for Tending the Soil: Practices to Enrich Your Ministry, on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Burlington United Methodist Church will host a day of worship, workshops, and conversation, starting at 9:30 a.m. and finishing by 3:00 p.m. Four ordained … Continue reading Tending the Soil: Practices to Enrich Your Ministry
Perhaps you read about Rev. Kerry's training and coaching opportunity, Worship for the Whole Community (and if you haven't yet, please check it out!), and you thought, "Well, it sounds great, but this is a difficult time to take on something new. Too much pressure, too much going on with Advent and Christmas (on a … Continue reading Worship for the Whole Community (Pt 2): Why It Matters, How It Will Help You
Are you looking for Advent materials that draw new insights out of the familiar texts in ways that help your congregation connect the story of Christmas to their own life stories?