Bring worship to life
The swell of responsibilities for those who plan worship in communities is restrictive when it comes to dedicating time for creatively planning liturgies. It's one of the easier things to proclaim, yet is a fantastic way to engage as many people as possible. The latest Lectionary Worship Workbook for cycle A from CSS Publishing holds an entire year of worship plans built thematically around the Revised Common Lectionary. Each of these ideas have been tried and tested in a congregational setting and have even been refined with congregational feedback. The invitation to see and engage in worship differently will enliven those participating in praise and devotion in any setting.
Lectionary Worship Workbook is a collection of creative, cohesive worship ideas tied to the Revised Common Lectionary. This book is dedicated to the idea of embracing a common set of scriptures and bringing them to life in new and meaningful ways. The text is rooted in and bound to the text of the Bible for its source language, story, and metaphor. This will aid anyone in the preparation and leadership of worship in the Christian tradition.
This book fills the need of pastors who do not have the time or talents to dedicate to worship planning but want to use different words and images in worship to elicit a different connection with the members in the congregation. Each season of the church year has a unique theme which connects all of the worship services together. The themes connect both the scripture for the season and the season's purpose as historically created.
Lectionary Worship Workbook includes the following:
Hymns and contemporary songs
Confession and forgiveness
Prayers of the church
Pastor DJ Dent is the associate pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He has a passion for creative liturgy and has designed art, dramas, and decoration alongside the spoken word in worship for synod assemblies, congregational worship, clergy conferences, and special events for the last 7 years as a pastor in the ELCA.
Linda Holcombe has been directing church choirs of all ages and leading worship bands for almost 30 years. She has been published in music education magazines, and has provided original music resources for Augsburg Fortress Publishers. Ms. Holcombe is currently the Director of Music at Christ Lutheran Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.