General Conference 2019 is over. The Traditional Plan passed, though large parts of it have been and are expected to again be declared unconstitutional. This means that the voting delegates from around the world voted decisively (about 47% to 53%) to retain a ban on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBTQ+ clergy, with stricter and … Continue reading Looking for God’s Glory Even As We Grieve
by Rev. Kerry Greenhill © 2019 Based on 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Call to Worship One: It would be more convenient to be independent, lone ranger Christians who can find our own path, not beholden to others or woven into their lives in any significant way. Many: But we are the body of Christ, and individually … Continue reading One Body, Many Members: Liturgy for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany
A call to worship, prayer of confession, and blessing based on this Sunday's lectionary text, Mark 10:46-52.
Rev. Kerry's latest liturgy, based on this week's lectionary reading from John 3.
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
Sometimes celebrated as the "birthday of the church," Pentecost (May 24, 2015) is a wonderful Sunday to invoke the Holy Spirit. Images of flames, doves, and wind can help those in worship visualize the divine and enliven the imagination. The more you can engage multiple senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell) and people's bodies through … Continue reading Pentecost Liturgy