Redding Pilgrim
Congregational Church, UCC

Category: Worship Topics

Moving Out of Scare City

October 29th, 2015

Towers of Power 11/1/15 Then they said, “Come, let’s build ourselves a city and a tower that reaches Heaven. Let’s make ourselves famous so we won’t be scattered here and there across the Earth.” God came down to look over the city and the tower those people had built. God took one look and said, […]

On the Mend

August 3rd, 2015

On the Mend Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. – Mark 7:34-35 Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you ready to be “on the mend?” In […]

The Prayer of Jesus

July 14th, 2015

“Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” –Matthew 6:9 This series takes 5 weeks to focus on the Lord’s Prayer. Worship each week hones in on a part of the prayer and draws us into examination and implementation of it in a relational way.   Abba 7/26/2015 “Our Father […]

Tending the New Creation

May 21st, 2015

“And if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” – 2 Corinthians 5: 17 What does it mean to be a “new creation?” We all yearn for renewal– but are we willing to pursue it? How is our own personal renewal connected to […]

Easter Season: A Place to Call Home

March 3rd, 2015

“In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places.” — John 14:2   The scriptures of the Easter Season speak time and again of the family of God, of loving one another as brothers and sisters, children of God. Several times the word “abide” invites us to reside, to dwell in the presence of the […]

Lent: Ready for a Change

January 18th, 2015

“Repent therefore, and turn to God…” — Acts 3:19 Lent can be a time of taking inventory of our lives. Themes of repentance became prominent as the church developed the liturgical year and Lent as a preparation for renewing dedication to the faith. To repent means literally to “Turn Around”–to find new direction. This concept of change and […]

Bread, Bath and Beyond

January 8th, 2015

Bread, Bath and Beyond: Worship Series for the Season of Epiphany 2015 1/4/15-2/15/15 “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” — 2 Corinthians 5:17 The new year always brings opportunity to move beyond our limitations… to find new beginnings and be […]

My God is a Rock

July 24th, 2014

8/17/14 – 9/7/14 The LORD lives! Bless God, my rock! Let the God of my salvation be lifted high! Worshipping with the Psalms as our focal point, this series focuses on the promises of God, whose love and grace are enduring features our lives. In these days of instant gratification and fleeting interest, the Psalms […]

Too Busy for Lent?

February 13th, 2014

Come to me all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest. Matthew 11: 28 The season of Lent has often been a time when we think about “giving something up”–a hold-over from its penitential flavor in the medieval church. But what if we thought less about “giving […]

Missional Worship

August 21st, 2012

Cathy Townley, author of Missional Worship, gave a webinar today on the topic through The Center for Progressive Renewal. Cathy Townley is one of the leading consultants and coaches helping mainline and progressive churches design effective worship. She is an experienced worship leader, coach and member of a United Methodist church. You can receive a 30% discount if you order […]