Rev. Kerry's latest liturgy, based on this week's lectionary reading from John 3.
Are you looking for a way to invite children deeper into discipleship this year? Our new curriculum, Experiencing Jesus, explores the stories of people who met Jesus through seven weeks of lessons for Lent plus Easter Sunday. By learning about the experiences the biblical characters had of Jesus, young disciples will make connections with their … Continue reading New Lenten Curriculum: Experiencing Jesus
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?
Homily shared at the noon Ash Wednesday service at Lakewood United Methodist Church, February 10, 2016, by Rev. Kerry Greenhill Psalm 51:1-17 We live in a culture that does not encourage truth-telling. There is so much more pleasure in a well-told story, whether in a novel or on TV or in a theater, with linear … Continue reading Ash Wednesday: The Gift of Disillusionment, by Rev. Kerry
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
As we journey through Lent and prepare for the high holy days from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday, we here at Sacred Stones Ministries want to help you make the most of a season that can be a “thin place” between the earthly realm and the in-breaking realm of God. So as part of our … Continue reading Five Tips for a More Meaningful Holy Week, by Rev. Kerry Greenhill
Lenten blessings to our friends and followers! I hope your Ash Wednesday was a meaningful start to the season, whether you were snowed in or offering Ashes to Go outside on a sunny day. May you find ways to see the image of God in others more clearly, love God more dearly, and follow Christ … Continue reading Upcoming Events: Ministry Equipping Workshops and Theater & Theology
Lent, the season of preparation for Holy Week and Easter, begins in less than three weeks, with Ash Wednesday on February 18. Of course, if you're a pastor, you're not only aware of this, you may have already been working on plans for worship, preaching, Bible studies, Christian education, small groups, and more for a … Continue reading Palm/Passion Sunday Drama: Things We Thought We Knew, by Rev. Kerry Greenhill
This Sunday is the Baptism of Jesus, and we have a free liturgical gift for all of you pastors and worship planners - a call to worship based on Genesis 1:1-5 and Mark 1:4-11. Blessings in the Waters: A Call to Worship (words in bold are intended to be spoken by the congregation) In the … Continue reading Blessings in the Waters: A Call to Worship, by Rev. Kerry Greenhill
Only 9 more (shopping) days until Christmas! Are you ready? Have you bought gifts for everyone on your list yet? Made your Christmas cookies? Encouraged your children’s sense of wonder through Elf on the Shelf? Found the perfect outfit for your work holiday party? Attended all the extra church events, from the children’s pageant to … Continue reading The Advent Antidote, by Rev. Kerry Greenhill