Category: Worship and Preaching


Elaine Ramshaw Sponsors and Baptism: A Worship Handbook., 2002

This handbook helps sponsors take a fresh look at how they can support and nurture the newly baptized, whether child or adult.

Gail Ramshaw Treasures Old and New: Images in the Lectionary., Minneapolis: Fortress Press 2002

Illuminates forty primary images from the three-year lectionary. With each of the images she considers related terms, exploring a total of nearly two hundred words and phrases in light of biblical history, typological relationships, poetic nuances, metaphoric meanings, and liturgical year connections.

Gail Ramshaw Between Sundays: Daily Bible Readings Based on the Revised Common Lectionary., Minneapolis: Fortress Press 1997

Beginning with the appointed readings for Sunday, each day of the week suggests a biblical reading selected to relate to the Sunday readings. A brief summary phrase for each reading enables the reader to see the connections between all of the week readings and the Sunday readings.

Gail Ramshaw Every Day and Sunday, Too., Minneapolis: Augsburg 1996

Young children, ages 3-7, will be drawn to the many illustrations depicting their experiences of daily life and, at the same time, they’ll learn the basic pattern and meaning of Sunday worship. Educators can explain Christian worship in a new light.

Gail Ramshaw Christian Worship: 100,000 Sundays of Symbols and Ritual., Minneapolis: Fortress Press 2008

This unique textbook not only lays out the religious-studies framework of a contemporary understanding of worship, it also offers a full history of Christian worship in each historical period, including the American experience. Addresses ongoing issues in our understanding of Christian Worship (gender, authority, ethics, skepticism) and places them into an explicitly cross-religious framework with Islam, Judaism, and other religions.

Ritva H Williams The Minister’s Annual Manual 2004-2005 – Revised Common Lectionary (Selected Entries)., Inver Grove Heights, MN: Logos Publications Inc 2004

Entries for April 24, May 1, 5, 8. A set of four sermon starters for the relevant lectionary texts.


Gracia Grindal "Inclusive Language" In The Concise Encyclopedia of Preaching. eds. Richard Lischer and William Willimon. Westminster: John Knox Press 1993


Marcia J. Bunge "Two Devotions for Advent" In The Better Part. Lutheran Women‘s Caucus 1986
Lisa Dahill "Blessings for Times and Seasons: Marcia Falk‘s Feminist Berakhot" 21/4 In Liturgy. August 2006 : 3-10

Marcia Falk is a Jewish poet, scholar, and translator with a deep love for liturgical texts – particularly the berakhot or blessings at the heart of Jewish prayer – and a passion for their continuing life in Jewish contexts far removed from the ancient communities that originated these forms. This article provides an introduction to Falk‘s work and to broader questions of feminist recasting of traditional liturgical forms.

Gracia Grindal "Heaven and Hell in Hymns" In Word & World. vol. 30, no. 3, 2010