Category Archives: Liturgy

Pastor’s Approach: Weddings

I’ve been writing monthly articles in my church newsletter about my approach to various aspects of congregational ministry – worship, sacraments, weddings, funerals, and so forth. A few months ago I wrote about weddings, but hadn’t yet posted the article … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Approach: Funerals

I’ve been writing monthly newsletter articles about my approach to various aspects of congregational ministry – worship, sacraments, weddings, funerals, and so forth. A few months ago I wrote about funerals, but hadn’t yet posted the article online. To see … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Approach: Praising God, Honoring Country

I’ve been writing monthly newsletter articles about my approach to various aspects of congregational ministry – worship, sacraments, weddings, funerals, and so forth. This month, I wrote about the intersection of patriotism and Christian worship. It is a variant on … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Approach: Holy Communion

This is the second in a new series of articles that I'm writing for my church newsletter. —– Several members of Grace have asked me how I go about doing baptisms, funerals, communion, and other areas of ministry. These are … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Approach: Baptism

This is the first in a new series of articles that I’m writing for my church newsletter. —– Several members of Grace have asked me how I go about doing baptisms, funerals, communion, and other areas of ministry. These are … Continue reading

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A Dead Poet’s Society of Church Readers

The Word of God is living and active. The words we read in church have power. Dead Poets Society can be instructive for all who read the Bible in Christian worship.
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Looking Ahead: the Church as tenant in God’s mission field

Looking Ahead to Sunday's readings and the Good News of God I will strive to speak that day, I am wrestling with how we understand the relationship between of God's mission and the church's mission. Stewardship themes also come through … Continue reading

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