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Commencement

Today’s post is written by Jo Anne Taylor, Worship Pastor at Bethlehem Covenant Church in Minneapolis, MN.

It’s that time of year again: time to get out the academic regalia and line up for the procession, as the faculty leads …

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Good Friday

2 comments Written on March 29th, 2013     
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Dark.
Not dusk,
no moon or stars, as on a clear night;
No.

This dark was thick, oppressively thick;
All the goodness that ever existed
had been sucked out of the world.

Nothing.
Empty.
Dark.
And we were
suddenly,
completely…

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Kingdom Work

Today’s post is written by Jo Anne Taylor, Worship Pastor at Bethlehem Covenant Church, Minneapolis, MN.

It started off innocently enough. Someone mentioned enjoying a particular Christian artist’s latest CD, and wondered which tracks others might be using …

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Midwinter Worship Connection 2013

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Today’s post is written by Matt Nightingale, Director of Worship Ministries at Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, OK, along with many friends from the Better Together group on Facebook.

One week ago today, the Covenant’s annual Midwinter Conference ended. I’ve …

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WARNING: Contents Under Pressure

1 Comment » Written on January 18th, 2013     
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Today’s post is written by Jo Anne Taylor, Music and Worship Pastor at Bethlehem Covenant Church, Minneapolis, MN.

We have barely made it through Christmas, but planning for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter is already underway. Meanwhile, there’s …

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Devotional for a pilgrimage…

Today’s post is written by Geoff Twigg, Adjunct Professor at North Park University in Chicago. Geoff is a pastor, singer/songwriter, worship leader and ministry consultant, and serves the ECC as a member of the denomination’s Commission on Worship.

As we …

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Looking forward, looking back.

5 comments Written on January 4th, 2013     
Filed under: Better Together, Resources for Worship, Stories

Today’s post is written by Matt Nightingale, Director of Worship Ministries at Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, OK.

We’re four days in. Welcome to 2013. Let’s have a little interactivity this week:

1) Looking back at 2012, describe one or …

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Following the Star

4 comments Written on December 24th, 2012     
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Last Friday, Allison Régnier gave permission to show her artwork on this blog. She gives a beautiful explanation of her piece, “Star-Cross Nativity,” which we share with you today, as you prepare for the coming of The Light of the …

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Ready for Christmas?

2 comments Written on December 21st, 2012     
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Today’s post is written by Jo Anne Taylor, Music and Worship Pastor at Bethlehem Covenant Church, Minneapolis, MN.

The Waiting is almost over. The bulletins have been proofread and tweaked. The choir and the worship team have rehearsed. The …

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Our Churches: Bethany Covenant Church – Mount Vernon, Washington

We continue our series of posts here on the Worship Connect blog profiling individual Covenant churches. Our purpose is to celebrate God’s work in and through us, to demonstrate the diversity of approaches to worship in the ECC, and to

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