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Worship Is…..remembering 9/11

September 20, 2011 by  
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Tim Rasmussen, senior director of production for The Worship Network, shares his memories of that tragic day and the Worship team’s response. As last week’s 9/11 commemorations were happening, like everyone I was reflecting on where I was that terrible day. My experience was a uniquely “Worship” one. We had just begun the second day […]

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Nine lessons and carols

December 15, 2010 by  
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Every year, churches around the world celebrate Christmas with the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Although the music differs from church to church, the nine “lessons,” or passages of scripture, tell the story of humanity’s fall into sin, God’s promise of a Savior, and the birth of Jesus to save the world. Although thousands […]

A Liturgy for Reconciliation

October 26, 2010 by  
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Special thanks to Worshipedia for permission to excerpt this article. Read more here. A Liturgy for Reconciliation Lent and Advent are the two penitential seasons of the church year. They are times of preparation and waiting. The most important way we as Christians prepare for the coming of the Christ, the one who reconciles us, […]

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Providing clean water

September 21, 2010 by  
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More than one billion people on the planet—1 in 6!—do not have access to safe, clean drinking water. According to charity: water, “Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Many people in the developing world, […]

Sacrifice during Lent

January 18, 2010 by  
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The tradition of “giving up” some habit, food, or luxury for the 40-day season before Easter began in the early days of the church. At that time, new believers preparing to join the church participated in a time of fasting, study, and discipline as preparation for baptism at Easter. As the church grew, the Lenten […]

Being Nice?

January 18, 2010 by  
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Melissa Morris Ivone started “Operation Nice” in July 2008 after a gentleman in her building motioned her into the elevator ahead of him. “That one minor gesture brightened my day!” she writes. “I started to think, ‘What a great world this would be if everyone had consideration for others.’” Operation Nice encourages readers to post […]