Invites the entire worshipping assembly, lay and clergy, to understand and delight in the three-year lectionary. The study guide explains how the Revised Common Lectionary was developed and how the gospels, the first readings and the epistles are assigned. Further chapters describe many ways that the three readings affect the assembly’s worship and the assembly itself.
In this five-session Bible study, the focus is on God as creator of the world and considers nature as a pattern of our lives, expressed in five traditional hymns, and their connection to the faith life of all believers.
This handbook helps sponsors take a fresh look at how they can support and nurture the newly baptized, whether child or adult.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Entries for April 24, May 1, 5, 8. A set of four sermon starters for the relevant lectionary texts.
Vice-Presidential Address to the North American Academy of Liturgy, January 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia, focused on applying a quote about tradition attributed to Gustav Mahler to the practice of preaching: “Tradition is not the worship of ashes but the preservation of fire.”