Branch Out: Creative Worship

Worship is about ascribing worth.  The way we ascribe worth is dynamic, creative, and out of the core of who we are.  There is not one way to worship.  On a periodic basis, I will post ideas for creative worship that can be used in a communal setting whether it be in worship or a retreat environment.


Lifeline (Watrcolor on Canvas) in a Private Collection 

Lectio Divina

Lectio ("Lex-ee-o") Divina is the acient art of Sacred Reading.  In the process of Lectio Divina we allow the text to speak to us in a …

World Communion Sunday



For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’  In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’  For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. - 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NRSV)

Directives:  Communion is one of the ways we connect to God and one another.  Communion is a means of grace.  You are invited …

Brokenness Being Transformed Station


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"The cup of my life is still an earthen vessel, prone to leaks, sometimes overfull with bitterness and doubt and fear and resentment, still in need of being emptied and then refilled by God. But now, somehow, it feels like a deeper cup, a stronger cup. And when I persist in surrendering it to my Heavenly Father, it seems to bubble and brim and overflow with more and more of the Lord's goodness." (Emilie Barnes)

Directives:  The pages of Scripture are filled with people, flaws and all, being called, equipped, …

Being Shaped By God Station

Although my primary medium is painting, I love to dabble in pottery.  I love the feel of clay in my hands.  There is nothing like sitting …

Mandala Station

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelation 22:13 NRSV

Directives:  A mandala is a contemplative tool that has been used for centuries in many world religions.  Mandala is from the sanskrit …

Forgiveness Station

We have all been hurt and we have all hurt others.  When we have been hurt by someone and we hold a grudge, it is as if we are carrying …

Journal Confessions

This station equips people to face their own sin and brokenness.  It also helps them to find peace and forgiveness.  The beautiful part …

Praying Hands Station

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.  And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”  Romans 8:26-27 (NRSV)

Directives:  Sometimes that deep feeling toward God simply cannot be expressed in words.  Meditate on the above scripture.  Using the …

Centering Station

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Centering Station:  

Jesus, Light of the World, we come this day seeking to center our hearts and minds on you.  As …

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