Author: Peter C. Bower

Publisher: Geneva Press

ISBN: 9780664502324

Category: Religion

Page: 350

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Published during the tenth 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?
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Author: American Unitarian Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Unitarian church

Page: 136

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Author: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),Ministry Theology

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664220327

Category: Religion

Page: 518

View: 9500

This easy-to-carry and very practical devotional resource will help all individuals, congregations, families, and small groups looking for assistance in prayer and in leading groups in prayer. It includes all the material from the Daily Prayer section of the full-sized edition of theBook of Common Worship. It features rubrics and blue and maroon ribbons. The cover is also a brilliant maroon. Orders for morning and evening prayer are provided, as well as the psalms and the daily lectionary. Prayers are also included for family and personal life, the church, national life, world issues, and environmental concerns.
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Author: United Methodist Church (United States). Commission on Worship

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780687092581

Category: Religion

Page: 207

View: 1917

- Helps adult volunteers use their specialized skills in art, cooking, music, computers, drama, and games to engage children in activity-based Bible lessons.- For use with children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Activities appeal to both younger and older children.- Appropriate resources such as software, videos, and books, are recommended for each lesson.- Includes Talk Tips to help adults discuss faith questions in child-friendly language.- Complete lesson plans, stories, activities, scripts, station set-up tips, list of resources needed, printed music, word transparencies, and a music CD are included with each unit.
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Author: Office of General Assembly

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664243326

Category: Religion

Page: 408

View: 2505

This deluxe gift edition of the 1946 Book of Common Worship features black bonded leather, gilded page edges, and ribbon markers.
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Author: Paul F. Bradshaw,Alcuin Club

Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

ISBN: 9780281057788

Category: Religion

Page: 2

View: 4316

When Common Worship was introduced, a need for a serious and scholarly commentary on the whole range of its texts became apparent. A Companion to Common Worship provides an historical survey of the origins and development of many rites from New Testament times, through the Middle-Ages and Reformation, up to the present day. The parts of each rite are examined in a detailed commentary that includes a comparison with the ASB and other contemporary liturgies, followed by a short list of books for further reading.
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Glorifying and Enjoying God

Author: Ronald P. Byars

Publisher: Geneva Press

ISBN: 9780664501365

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Christian Worship deals with the importance of the Word and sacrament in a time when congregations are questioning the form and relevance of worship. Does it matter what happens in worship? What is the motivation for worship? Can more than one generation worship together? Commissioned by the Office of Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), this volume suggests that the answers to these and other questions have always been available in the rich treasury of the Church's theology. That treasury need only be reexamined in light of contemporary faith to provide renewal and a sense of vitality to worship.
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A Devotional Companion to the Book of Common Prayer Compiled from Classical Anglican Sources

Author: John Robert Wright

Publisher: Church Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780898691719

Category: Religion

Page: 473

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Author: Presbyterian Church

Publisher: Geneva Press

ISBN: 9780664501075

Category: Religion

Page: 297

View: 9149

The Book of Occasional Services is a new liturgical resource produced by the Office of Theology and Worship of the PC(USA) providing worship services for many of the important and widely used services that are not included in the Book of Common Worship.
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Author: Marion J. Hatchett

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060635541

Category: Religion

Page: 688

View: 2984

Traces and comments upon the sources, history, and development of each of the rites and formularies of the book from the earliest known forms until the present day.
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Author: David Schiller

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761178694

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 664

The perfect gift for seekers, the curious, and the spiritually hungry, The Little Book of Prayers now has a stunning new cover and a more prayer book–like format. Gathered from holy books and prayer books, from songs and spirituals, spoken traditions and poets, it is an unexpectedly approachable collection of common and uncommon prayers from around the world. The entries, one per page or spread, are chosen for their depth of feeling, beauty of expression, spiritual intensity, and sense of the universal. The book is organized into broad categories of praise, entreaty, contemplation, mourning, and grace; and two indexes—one by authorship, and the other by topic—make it immediately accessible. There are familiar prayers, like the Lord’s Prayer and 23rd Psalm, which, placed in new context, shine with a renewed beauty and wisdom. You’ll find prayers unfamiliar to many in the West, such as the “Opener” from the Koran or the four vows of the Boddhisattva, chanted every evening in Zen monasteries around the world. And the surprising—from the “Prayer of the Unknown Confederate Soldier” to the blues of Lightnin’ Hopkins to the poetry of Rumi. God help us to live slowly: To move simply: To look softly: To allow emptiness: To let the heart create for us. Amen. —Michael Leunig You, whose day it is, make it beautiful. Get out your rainbow colors, so it will be beautiful. —Nootka Song
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Liturgies for Year A, Volume 2

Author: Kimberly Bracken Long

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664259626

Category: Religion

Page: 296

View: 3621

Based on the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), Feasting on the Word Worship Companion: Liturgies for Year A, Volume 2 provides liturgical pieces used in preparing for worship. Written and compiled by an ecumenical team of 11 seasoned liturgy writers, this resource offers a multitude of poetic prayers and responsive readings for all parts of worship and is meant to complement existing denominational resources. In addition, the weekly entries include questions for reflection and household prayers for morning and evening that are drawn from the lectionary, allowing churches to include them in their bulletin for parishioners to use throughout the week. During times of the year when two different tracks of Old Testament texts are offered by the RCL, this resource offers an entire set of materials for each track. Liturgy writers include the following: Kimberly L. Clayton, Director of Contextual Education, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)David Gambrell, Associate for Worship in the Office of Theology and Worship, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, Kentucky; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Daniel M. Geslin, Pastor, Sixth Avenue United Church of Christ, Denver, Colorado; United Church of Christ Kimberly Bracken Long, Assistant Professor of Worship, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) L. Edward Phillips, Associate Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, Georgia; United Methodist Church Melinda Quivik, Liturgical Scholar, Houghton, Michigan; Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCarol L. Wade, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, Kentucky; Episcopal Church
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Author: Raymond Chapman

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 1848255683

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 8977

This companion provides commentary and devotional reflection on each of the Gospel readings in the Book of Common Prayer, for Sundays and for other occasions during the year. It is intended as an aid for those who preach, for those who prepare for worship by reading the scriptures of the day and for those who say the daily office alone. Each reflection is followed by a simple and heartfelt prayer and a quotation drawn from the breadth of the Christian tradition. A helpful introduction enlarges our understanding of the Gospels and their place in Prayer Book worship.
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A Biographical Companion to Common Worship

Author: John H. Darch,Stuart K. Burns

Publisher: Church House Publishing

ISBN: 9780715140369

Category: Christian saints

Page: 240

View: 9598

Combining a stimulating mix of history and biography, Saints on Earth gives detailed information about the people commemorated in the Common Worship calendar of Holy Days - a calendar greatly expanded from those contained in the Book of Common Prayer and the Alternative Service Book. This wide-ranging selection of spiritually significant men and women features Celtic and Catholic saints, Reformers, Tractarians, bishops and missionaries together with poets, writers, martyrs, social reformers, kings and queens. Recent heroes and heroines of faith, both Anglican and from other Christian traditions, are celebrated alongside those who inspired the Early Church. The accompanying free CD-ROM includes a module compatible with Visual Liturgy 4.0; this links each biography electronically to its allocated Holy Day, allowing users to access that day's information at the click of a button. The CD-ROM also contains searchable PDF files of the Saints on Earth material. This versatile companion is a rich source of inspiration for preaching and leading prayers and worship throughout the year. It is also a valuable resource for teachers in Church schools.
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