Here are five creative worship services for five special days on the Christian worship calendar. Each service involves the congregation in responsive readings, participation in contemporary prayers, and appropriate hymnody, psalmody, and scripture. Each service is accompanied with a highly creative sermon dialog to be shared by 3, 4, 5, or 7 readers.
The services and dialogs lead worshipers down familiar and appropriate paths to confrontation with the living Christ and the God of grace, whom we meet in the Lenten season in a special way.
The Path of Maturity -- Ash Wednesday
The Path of Quality -- Palm Sunday
The Path of Integrity -- Maundy Thursday
The Path of Dignity -- Good Friday
The Path of Creativity -- Easter Day
William R. Grimbol is a Presbyterian pastor, living in Sag Harbor, New York. In addition to parish ministry work he is involved in the larger community and continues an avocation of creative writing.