Published during the 10th anniversary of the Book of Common Worship (1993). The Companion to the Book of Common Worship is a practical guide, answering questions such as "How do I use the Book of Common Worship to its fullest advantage?" and "How can the Book of Common Worship form a congregation into a community that glorifies and enjoys God?" The book presents a variety of possibilities for enacting services in the Book of Common Worship and, thereby, stimulates the imagination of worship planners and leaders in accomplishing their various tasks. In particular, The Companion provides background information regarding the services, comments on the rubrics accompanying texts, and suggests some ways to use the texts and, occasionally, abridge or augment them for particular situations. Sections in The Companion parallel those in the Book of Common Worship and include Service for the Lord's Day, Liturgical Year, Baptism, Daily Prayer, Marriage, and Music, among others. This book also contains a study guide to the Book of Common Worship The Companion to the Book of Common Worship was prepared by a task force of The Office of Theology and Worship, PC(USA).