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ECC Worship Toolkit for August 16, 2020 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost


Watchword for the Week: Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. (Psalm 67:5, NRSV) (Moravian Daily Texts) Bells & Prelude: Alexandre Guilmant, Two Preludes, No. 1 Opening Prayer: Psalm 67 Hymn: In Christ there is no east or west (Church Hymnary, No. 624) Gospel Reading: Matthew 15:21-28 Reflection & […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for July 12, 2020 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost


Watchword for the Week: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1, NRSV) (Moravian Daily Texts) Bells & Prelude: Reading & Reflection #1: Matthew 13:1-9 (The Parable of the Sower) Hymn: Unless a single grain of wheat (Church Hymnary, No. 347) Reading & Reflection #2: Matthew 13:18-23 Hymn: […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for July 05, 2020 – 5th Sunday after Pentecost


Watchword for the Week: The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Psalm 145:8, NRSV) (Moravian Daily Texts)   Introduction & Welcome: Hymn: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Church Hymnary, No. 124) Reading: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Reflection: We sang a dirge and you did not mourn Hymn: I, […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for June 28, 2020 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost


Church bells & Organ prelude: Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude in G Minor Hymn: Let’s sing to the Lord (Church Hymnary, No. 126) Reading & Reflection: It’s the little things that matter (Matthew 10:40-42) Hymn: Brother, sister, let me serve you (Church Hymnary, No. 694) Prayers for Others Postlude/Blessing: Magnificat (Taizé) sung by members of the […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for June 21, 2020 – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost


Organ prelude: Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale Partita: Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig (BWV 768) Reading: Genesis 21:9-21 (Reader: Katherine Masa) [Recorded outdoors in Uganda with wind and background noises lending greater authenticity!] Hymn: Spirit of truth and grace (Church Hymnary, No. 608) Reflection and Prayer: “Hagar – an all-too human story” Hymn: Now the green blade […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for June 14, 2020 – 2nd Sunday after Pentecost


Church bells and organ prelude / Glocken und Orgelvorspiel: Mendelssohn, Andante religioso (Organ Sonata Op. 65, No. 4) Hymn: Spirit of the living God (Church Hymnary, No. 619 + 620)   Reading: Matthew 9:35 – 10:8   Reflection: Healing Divisions   Hymn: Come, Holy Spirit, come! (Church Hymnary, No. 594)   Prayers for Others:   Blessing: The Lord […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for May 31, 2020 – Pentecost – Pfingstgottesdienst

Today’s worship toolkit is different – because Pentecost is somehow different! Check the videos below to find out more! If you watch all the videos in sequence, you will see a full act of worship, but feel free to pick and choose what interests you most – as the Spirit moves you! Bei den Gottesdienst-Baukästen […]