The Revised Common Lectionary is not just to provide a guide to scripture reading during the church year. It can help shape the entirety of our worship. The themes for each Sunday service, as created by the lectionary, can be further explored and appreciated through Reed's poetic prayers and responsories, as well as through musical selection suggestions. By involving all of the senses in worship, congregations can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the various themes highlighted in the lectionary, themes such as grace, mercy, justice, and others.
"Lectionary Worship Aids" allows ministers and worship leaders to tie the entire worship experience together for their congregations. Reed's insights will prove invaluable in leading congregations into the presence of God not only on Sunday but also on holidays and other special occasions.
Topics covered in this resource include:
* Calls to Worship
* Suggested Hymns
* Collects for the Day
* Prayers of Confession
George Reed, OSL has served as a minister in the United Methodist church for over thirty years. He holds degrees from Wright State University and United Theological Seminary, both located in Dayton, Ohio. He has also taken graduate studies at the Institute of Formative Spirituality at Duquesne University. After ministering in various UMC churches in Ohio, Reed is now serving as an interim pastor at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Bellevue, Ohio. He is a contributor to "The Immediate Word," which is part of the online pastoral resource "SermonSuite" (www.sermonsuite.com) as well as the "Sermons on the Gospel Readings" series. Reed and his wife have three grown children.