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Planning for Summer Worship: Constructing a Sermon Series

Here is a discussion of the benefits of using the summer months for worship planning teams to review the previous year and begin preparing for the upcoming September – May... read more >


Planning for Pentecost Season and Summer

Once Easter has been celebrated, worship planners face five months before the season of Advent. Seasonal planning for Ascension, Pentecost, and the period of Ordinary Time are the subjects of... read more >


Ascension Sunday Worship

The ascension of Christ means that in heaven there is one who knows what it means to be and to suffer as a human being; Jesus’ ascent into heaven is... read more >


Worship During Epiphany: Inspiration for Pastors

Christians often feel a bit of a letdown after Advent and Christmas, and as we move into the Epiphany season pastors and church leaders may need some inspiration as they... read more >


Worship During Advent

In Advent we heighten our anticipation for the ultimate fulfillment of all Old Testament promises, when the wolf will lie down with the lamb, death will be swallowed up, and... read more >


The Service of Lessons and Carols

If you have ever felt the need for some fresh perspective on the Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols, or want to be inspired by the diverse approaches others have... read more >


Using the Visual Arts in Worship

In an article presented by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Joan Huyser-Honig explores Christianity's use of visual arts in worship throughout history and how images and symbols are still relevant... read more >


Resources for Worship Teams

The article, Designing Worship Together: Advice That Really Works, published by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, offers suggestions for worship teams working in the Reformed tradition and has extensive... read more >


Preparing for Preaching

This resource page offers a variety of links to preaching resources. Several links point to significant pages on the Center for Excellence in Preaching (Calvin Seminary) website; others point to... read more >


Sample Worship Services

Here is a collection of sample worship services in the Reformed tradition. Many are part of sermon series. Some include additional liturgical notes and separate musical resources; others include audio... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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