Recognizing the toll that COVID-19 has had on pastors and worship planners over the last eight months, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary is offering several elements of a worship service for congregational use.

Included are a call to worship and a prayer, as well as videos containing a scripture presentation, songs and a sermon featuring the story of Jesus in the temple as a boy (Luke 2:41-52). These elements would fit particularly well on Jan. 3, 2021, for those who are following the narrative lectionary. However, the message of the sermon is broadly focused on the topic of faith formation, so it could easily be used at another time.  Go to to download these resources.