Edited by Ada Simpson

In addition to features and regular columns on topics of interest to the entire parish team — rites, music, faith formation, Scripture, art and architecture, hospitality, and many others — you will find valuable tools and inspiration in every issue.

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December 2014/January 2015


Outside a City Wall by John Stuart, pastor, Erin Presbyterian Church, Knoxville Tenn. Gallery:

From Inside ML:

Now he knows…

Several weeks ago a former pastor of my parish passed away. A friend of the pastor preached and presided at his funeral liturgy. He began the homily by saying, “Now he knows.” What a beautiful statement. Now he knows. On the other side of the grave, he is able to witness all that he professed, all that he believed, all that he preached, and he has entered into the communion of saints. Called home, he now experiences the welcome of a kind and merciful God who loved him.... (Read More)

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Feature Articles

Beyond the doors: Why are you out there?
Mary Patricia Storms

Lent: repent, reflect, renew
Victor Parachin

Group realities: Working with diverse personalities to accomplish a common goal
Jonathan Morse

Building up church: a Christmas wish list (part 3)


Inside ML
Now he knows…

Ada Simpson

Worship Times 
Reflections on news around the church
Todd Flowerday 

Bulletin Inserts
Sharing Divinity
Holy Family
Paul Turner

A Willing Spirit
Ambassadors for Christ
Mary Amore

Moving Rite Along
Ashes to ashes: rediscovering a symbol of fragility
Donna M. Cole

Ritual Formation
Presiding style
David E. Fedor

Liturgical Ministry
Bringing the spirit of the liturgy to the homebound
Corinna Laughlin

Lectionary Spirituality / Year B
Ash Wednesday through Passion Sunday 2015

Bruce Janiga

Music, Liturgy, Spirit
Properly speaking: the entrance chant
Ken Canedo

Celebrating Our Diversity
Searching for the folks who aren’t among us
Pedro Rubalcava

Bridge Work
Lent: our holy women
Ron Raab

Ministry & Technology
Odds and endings: wrapping up the year
Joanne Mercier

Go Make Disciples of All
Ready, set, go! 10 tips for catechists (part 3)
Cecelia P. Regan



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