Invocations and Benedictions for the Revised Common Lectionary is an ideal resource for worship leaders and planners. Materials related to the full three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary are included in this one resource, making it an excellent addition to an existing library of lectionary resources. Invocations and Benedictions for the Revised Common Lectionary supplies one invocation and one benediction for each Sunday of years A, B, and C of the lectionary. In addition, worship material for 14 special occasions and seasonal celebrations is included. A scripture index provides assistance with locating invocations and benedictions related to specific biblical passages.
Biblical and contemporary images and ideas come together in a powerful expression of faith. Updated to follow the newly revised Common Lectionary, this resource includes Invocation, Call to Worship, Litany Prayer for One Voice, and Benediction for each Sunday in the Christian year. The authors have created a "dialogue with Scripture" in which Biblical and contemporary images and ideas come together in a powerful expression of faith.
A three-year pattern of lectionary readings has come into widespread use over the past generation within many churches. Since its release in 1992 the three-year Revised Common Lectionary has had a significant influence ecumenically on worship and its preparation. Now the ecumenical consultation responsible for the Revised Common Lectionary is releasing a set of proposed prayers specifically designed for use with the calendar of readings in the RCL. The Consultation on Common Texts sought to prepare a truly ecumenical set of prayers that represent the full spectrum of Christian tradition in all its diverse richness.
Author: Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Enuma Okoro
Common Prayer helps today’s diverse church pray together across traditions and denominations. With an ear to the particulars of how various liturgical traditions pray, and using an advisory team of liturgy experts, the authors have created a tapestry of prayer that celebrates the best of each tradition. The book also includes a unique songbook composed of music and classic lyrics to over fifty songs from various traditions, including African spirituals, traditional hymns, Mennonite gathering songs, and Taize chants. Tools for prayer are scattered throughout to aid those who are unfamiliar with liturgy and to deepen the prayer life of those who are familiar with liturgical prayer. Ultimately, Common Prayer makes liturgy dance, taking the best of the old and bringing new life to it with a fresh fingerprint for the contemporary renewal of the church. Churches and individuals who desire a deeper prayer life and those familiar with Shane Claiborne and New Monasticism will enjoy the tools offered in this book as a fresh take on liturgy.
This complete package of worship and preaching aids contains more than 9,800 pages of information. Church and worship leaders can implement creative worship celebrations centered around the New Handbook of the Christian Year. Available in two Electronic Editions: Basic Edition. Contains over 1,900 pages of worship information including: The New Handbook of the Christian Year; Litanies and Other Prayers (Years A, B, C); Worship Planner (Years A, B, C); Christian Weddings; Contemporary Worship; Multi-sensory Worship, and Invocations & Benedictions for the Revised Common Lectionary. PW8-067707. CD-ROM. $120.00 Deluxe Edition. Contains all of the basic resources listed above plus: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary (Years A, B, C); Preaching Annual (Years A, B, C); Children's Sermons for Revised Common Lectionary (Years A, B, C); 500 Illustrations; The Sermon Illustrator; and Forbid Them Not (A, B, C).
In common with the Pocket Fine Binding without the Apocrypha, this Bible is a thoroughbred in its design and manufacture, and it has the added benefit of the inclusion of the books of the Apocrypha. This is an ideal present of worth for any occasion that will surely be appreciated by any lover of fine books. The Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books make it especially suitable for giving to Anglican and Catholic recipients on special occasions, including Confirmations and First Communions. It is also ideal as a Bible to carry when travelling, with its slipcase providing protection from excessive wear.
Author: Pamela C. Hawkins
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Behold is an old-fashioned word we rarely hear these days. It's not in most modern translations of the Bible. Yet Pamela Hawkins says this word softens the edges of her heart. "I cannot say this word without moving, without extending and lifting a hand, palm open, toward the object of my attention," she remarks. Enter Advent this year with an attitude of curious expectancy and trustful anticipation. Linger for a while and pay close attention to the meaning of the season as you focus on a single word each week, pray the beautiful prayers and hymn texts, and try various forms of prayer. You can follow all the spiritual practices Hawkins suggests or choose the ones that most capture your attention. The spiritual practices include reflection silence prayer reading scripture reading or singing of hymn texts Christian service and action You will learn how to use the following prayer methods: Praying with Images Silent Prayer Prayer Beads Compline (Night Prayer) Behold the Word with new eyes, new ears, a new heart, and a sense of new possibilities. Let Pam Hawkins encourage and help you behold the "news of great joy," Christ the Lord, who is coming to make all things new! 4-week study for individuals or small groups Includes Leader's Guide
A collection of morning and evening prayers, intended to instill discipline and shape in daily personal prayer.
A Call to Worship
Author: Frank Ramirez
Publisher: CSS Publishing
Busy pastors and worship leaders are always searching for worship elements that underline the scripture passages and provide a unifying theme. "A Call To Worship" answers that need, supplying a range of calls to worship, prayers, and litanies for each Sunday, all based on the readings for Cycle B of the Revised Common Lectionary. A special feature is a weekly "children's benediction" that summarizes the day's theme in a brief phrase that young people can understand and repeat with the congregation. "A Call To Worship" is a valuable library of resources that you'll want to have right at your fingertips! Frank Ramirez is an author and pastor in the Church of the Brethren who has written numerous books, articles, and short stories. A graduate of LaVerne College and Bethany Theological Seminary, Ramirez has served congregations in Indiana and California. His other CSS titles include "The Christmas Star," "Coming Home," and "He Took A Towel."
Lectionary Worship Aids
Author: H. Burnham Kirkland
Publisher: CSS Publishing
Preparing to lead a congregation in worship Sunday after Sunday can be a formidable and pressure-filled responsibility. That's why busy worship planners will love this all-new edition of a favorite CSS reference. It's a handy, easy-to-use resource with several prayers and a worship theme relating to the assigned scriptural passages for every Sunday and major observance in Cycle A of the Revised Common Lectionary. For each First Lesson, Second Lesson, and Gospel text there's a call to worship, an invocation/collect, a prayer of confession, an offertory prayer, and suggested hymns. But that's not all: each day's material also includes the appointed psalm, words of assurance, a pastoral prayer, and a benediction. This complete collection offers a wide selection of practical aids for creating sincerely reverent and more meaningful worship. "Dr. Kirkland, with skill and artistic imagination, offers fresh and exciting wording that captures the highest form of praise, spiritual preparation, and petition, and reflects the mood of sincere reverence that ought to characterize corporate worship at its best." Earl G. Hunt Jr., United Methodist bishop Lake Junaluska, North Carolina "Dr. Kirkland, out of a well seasoned and productive ministry, has compiled a helpful worship handbook for pastors who carefully prepare their words and thoughts to give spiritual guidance to the congregation." Roy C. Nichols, United Methodist bishop emeritus Oakland, California During more than fifty years in the ministry, H. Burnham Kirkland served as the pastor of eight local congregations and as a missionary in the Philippines, as well as being district superintendent, conference program director, and treasurer of World Missions of the United Methodist Church. A graduate of the College of the City of New York and Union Theological Seminary in New York City, Dr. Kirkland also holds honorary doctorates from Philippine Wesleyan University and DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana). Now retired, he lives in Lakeland, Florida.
From USCCB Publishing, this revision of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) seeks to promote more conscious, active, and full participation of the faithful in the mystery of the Eucharist. While the Missale Romanum contains the rite and prayers for Mass, the GIRM provides specific detail about each element of the Order of Mass as well as other information related to the Mass.