A weekly worship planning book for pastors and musicians.
An all-in-one resource that helps both the music director and pastor
plan the worship services for each Sunday and holy day of the church year, the 2020-2021 edition Prepare! is lectionary based and places everything at
- New theme index! Includes themes like: assurance, doubt, family, justice, prayer, temptation, and many more.
- Scripture Index.
- Calendar format that helps you plan the entire choir year, from September through August.
- Eight or more suggested hymns for each service keyed to 16 hymnals from at least 7 different denominations, including: Africana Hymnal, The Baptist Hymnal, Chalice Hymnal (Disciples of Christ), The Faith We Sing, Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal, The Hymnal 1982 (Episcopal), Hymns for the Family of God, Lutheran Book of Worship, The Presbyterian Hymnal, The New Century Hymnal (United Church of Christ), Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship, Songs for Praise and Worship Singalong Edition, The United Methodist Hymnal, Voices United, Worship & Song, and Worship III (Roman Catholic).
- Complete lectionary text of the Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle,
and Gospel readings, using the Common English Bible translation.
- Reproducible worship planning forms.
- Resources for holidays and special days.
- Suggestions for prayers, solos, anthems, visuals, and much more.
Also available with New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) texts (ISBN 9781501896460).