We will worship God as the central act of our common life whenever the church is gathered.
--A Covenant of Spiritual Practices for Central Plains Mennonite Conference
Click on the blue title for either a downloadable document or a link.
This quarterly magazine includes worship materials for Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Summer, Advent, Christmas and Epiphany
Leader online provides supplements to the material in the magazine.
Mennonite Church USA worship resources
Links to worship resources within MC USA
The Heart of Mennonite Worship: Five Vital Rhythms
Enter the sanctuary of any congregation on Sunday morning and you’ll see people at worship. Worship, and especially singing together, is our common ground. It shapes our faith in profound ways. This free, four-session study guide will help your congregation think more deeply about worship.
CommonWord worship materials
Here’s a link to the listing of CommonWord’s free downloadable worship materials. To search by specific worship themes, select one of the topics at the top (e.g. “Worship – Children”). Another helpful tool is the “Scripture Search” on the horizontal taskbar at the top of the page.
Special Sundays of the church year
And here's CommonWord's list of worship resources for special Sundays like Peace Sunday and holy days in the church year.
Need an Easter drama? Christmas pageant? Want to act out a Bible story? Check out CommonWord's listing of 186 worship dramas--use the "All Topics" filter to sort them. The Christmas dramas can be sorted by length and number of actors--Wow!
Worshipping with children
Advent At-Home Worship
This free download includes a daily Bible reading, a short daily litany, activity suggestions and questions to ponder together. Churches can print and distribute these to families. These devos go with the worship resources in Leader magazine. Brought to you by Anabaptist Faith Formation Network.
Transforming Worship with the Children's Story
This free short document gives great tips for finding, preparing and presenting a children's story in worship.
Children's stories by the dozen
How about dozens of free, ready-to-use children's stories for worship, written by Mennonites for all kinds of Bible texts? Check out these search results at www.commonword.ca. Even use the filters to narrow your search. Amazing, huh? You're welcome!!
Come Lord Jesus, Be Our Host by Elsie Rempel
Engaging this free, six-session study guide will help congregations celebrate communion faithfully in ways that respect Christian tradition, honor Jesus as host, and help form and celebrate faith for all ages and stages. Come Lord Jesus be our Host engages statements from Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective alongside of current denominational discernment practices to guide the adaptive changes we are making to our beliefs and practices about children, adolescents, and communion.