Three-Day Feast: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, & Easter

Recent decades have witnessed the revival of the ancient liturgies of the Three-Day Feast: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil. In this book Ramshaw gives a little history and a lot of suggestions about how these services can enrich the worship life of your entire assembly. The Worship Matters Studies Series examines key worship […]

Easter Communication Tools

This Easter, there is a place for everyone to sing, worship, and celebrate Christ’s resurrection, and your congregation can extend this invitation of welcome to neighbors and the surrounding community. Churchwide has developed Easter communication tools, such as posters, postcards, and door hangers that can be customized with your congregation’s worship times and information. Place […]

Stations of the Cross Coloring Posters

Stations of the Cross allow us to follow Christ through his last few days, stopping to ponder and reflect along the way. There is a rich visual history of the Stations of the Cross, and the stations have been painted, sketched, illustrated, and drawn in some beautiful and creative ways. Use the Stations of the Cross Coloring […]

Lent: 40 Days of Giving

Lent is an important season for the people of God. It is a time to reflect on Christ’s temptation in the wilderness, his loneliness in the Garden of Gethsemane, his death on the cross, and our own dependence on God’s grace and mercy. The promise of Easter leads us through our own wilderness in this […]

Advent: A Story of Hunger

The story of Advent is a story of hunger. A people’s hunger for salvation, the fleeing holy family’s hunger for safety, and the world’s hunger for a new dawn. It is a season when we await the one who will “give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death” (Luke […]

DIY Nativity Set

Marloes de Vries, a designer and illustrator from the Netherlands, has created a nativity set you can make from paper. Print out either the colored version or a line drawing that kids can color themselves. Then assemble the figures with a bit of glue. Pre-colored images Coloring pages F.A.Q. Do I have to pay for […]

40-Day Journey with Martin Luther

40-Day Journey with Martin Luther lifts up forty inspiring passages from Luther’s writings, especially in the Small and Large Catechisms, raising profound truths about faith and life and guiding readers on a rich journey of reflection.  Includes a short introduction to Luther’s life, journal-writing exercises and daily prayers. A rich resource for personal meditation or small […]

Free Indeed: Devotions for Lent

“Free Indeed: Devotions for Lent” is a beautiful, full-color devotional that takes you through Lent with daily readings from Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Each reading is accompanied by a photo, a quote to ponder, reflection, and prayer. Free Indeed invites you to reflect on Martin Luther’s guide to the basics of Christian faith during the […]

Advent

Four contemplative prayer liturgies designed to be used with prayer beads and accompanying coloring pages for use during Advent. Each of the two-page liturgies, written by Lynn Willis, include: Invocation Confession Scripture Readings Prayer Time of Silence Blessing For use by individuals, congregations or small groups during Advent, each is illustrated with original art by Vonda Drees. The images […]

40 Day Living Simply with God Calendar

The “40 Day Living Simply with God” calendar invites individuals, families, classes, youth groups, and other groups to journey for 40 days and 7 Sundays, praying, learning, giving, and deepening your commitment to take steps every day to walk with neighbors in need.