In this revised edition of Wilson's 1996 Lectionary Worship Aids, a Call To Worship, collect, Prayer of Confession, and three suggested hymns based on each lectionary text (first lesson, second lesson, and gospel) are provided for every Sunday in Cycle B. Additional worship aids for All Saints, Thanksgiving Day, the Fourth of July, Worldwide Communion Sunday, and more are also included. The scripture index makes this resource easy to use, allowing the user to link the liturgy with the scripture theme for the day, creating a holistic worship experience. This is a welcome addition to any pastor's library.
Praise for the first edition:
What an asset! Imagine having a person on your staff doing weekly research on the thematic materials for worship. What a time saver to be able to turn quickly to suggested Calls for Worship, Prayers, and Hymns appropriate for the lectionary Sunday. Jim Wilson's book of resources is like having him on your staff. Sharp, to the point, thematic, clear.
Bishop Richard B. Wilke
United Methodist Church
I appreciate your thematic organization of the service and the blending of worship elements: the call to worship, collect, confessions, and hymns. My secretary will appreciate the consistency in space requirements of the various service elements. These worship aids are well written, thoughtfully organized, and will help pastors with thematic organizations.
First Christian Church