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Children in Worship

One of the interests on my sabbatical leave is looking at children in worship, in particular the ways children are included in the worship service. I have taken note of this already as I have attended different worship services so far on my sabbatical. 615 more words

Minister's Sabbatical Leave

Creatures of joy and wonder

Sunday Evening

We received new members this morning. As the families stood near the altar rail and the Assisting Minister led the prayers, our newest and most energetic member – a little girl of three – stepped onto the kneeling cushions, grasped the rail, and started bouncing on the relatively new (and thick) (and bouncy) cushions. 423 more words


The sound of a hundred snakes

I remember as a child being somewhat confused by the number of times in the Sunday worship service we asked for forgiveness.

We always began the service with a general confession and declaration of forgiveness. 756 more words


Mark 11: Telling the Palm Sunday Story Together

Here’s a fresh and appropriate way to engage children in scripture telling for Palm Sunday,

Mark 11: Telling the Palm Sunday Story Together.

Blessings in the name of the Lord.

Church Season

Πολλοὶ μὲν ναρθηκοφόροι, παῦροι δὲ τε Βάκχοι (IV)


Etymological questions are seldom solved in a wholly satisfactory way. And anyhow I am far from assuming the authority… 178 more words


Traditional Worship Can Bless Children

This past Sunday our youngest disciple, age three, was able to stay with us in the sanctuary all the way to the last hymn before needing a break.  131 more words

Coffee Communion

Book Review: The Nursery of the Holy Spirit

The Nursery of the Holy Spirit:  Welcoming Children in Worship, Daniel R. Hyde, Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2014.  Paperback, 69 pages, $13.00 USD.

There are heaps of Reformed books about children, but they typically hone in on just one topic:  infant baptism.  614 more words

Church Life