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The Worship Sourcebook

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The Worship Sourcebook is a collection of more than 2,500 prayers, litanies, and spoken texts for every element of traditional worship services held throughout the seasons of the church year. This indispensable resource for worship planners and pastors includes texts that can be read aloud as well as outlines that can be adapted for your situation. Teaching notes offer guidance for planning each element of the service. Thought-provoking perspectives on the meaning and purpose of worship help stimulate discussion ...
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Overview

The Worship Sourcebook is a collection of more than 2,500 prayers, litanies, and spoken texts for every element of traditional worship services held throughout the seasons of the church year. This indispensable resource for worship planners and pastors includes texts that can be read aloud as well as outlines that can be adapted for your situation. Teaching notes offer guidance for planning each element of the service. Thought-provoking perspectives on the meaning and purpose of worship help stimulate discussion and reflection. The companion CD contains the entire text of the book for easy cutting and pasting into bulletins, PowerPoint slides, orders of worship, and more. This second edition includes new and revised liturgies, additional prayers for challenging situations facing today's church, and new appendices.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801015915
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 848
  • Sales rank: 981,937
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Emily R. Brink is a senior research fellow at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and editor emeritus of Reformed Worship.

John D. Witvliet is director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and professor of worship, theology, and congregational and ministry studies at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.

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Table of Contents

Prologue 15
I The practice of Christian worship 15
II The worship sourcebook : a contemporary experiment based on classical models 28
III Using the worship sourcebook 36
Pt. 1 Elements of the worship service 43
1 Opening of worship 45
2 Confession and assurance 81
3 Proclaiming the word 139
4 Prayers of the people 173
5 Offering 235
6 Baptism 249
7 Profession of faith and remembrance of baptism 283
8 The Lord's supper 305
9 Closing of worship 351
Pt. 2 Central themes of the Christian faith 369
A Creation 371
B Providence 389
C Thanksgiving 399
D Advent 421
E Christmas 465
F Epiphany 493
G Baptism of our Lord 519
H Transfiguration 531
I Ash Wednesday 541
J Lent 551
K Passion/Palm Sunday 581
L Maundy Thursday 593
M Good Friday 605
N Easter 625
O Ascension of our Lord 655
P Christ the king 673
Q Pentecost 687
R Trinity Sunday 713
S Unity of the church 727
T Communion of the saints 747
App Worship evaluation forms 763
Index : central themes in statements of faith 821
Index : the Revised common lectionary 823
Index : dates in the liturgical calendar 831
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