Abingdon Worship Annual 2023

Abingdon Worship Annual 2023

by B J Beu, Mary Scifres
Abingdon Worship Annual 2023

Abingdon Worship Annual 2023

by B J Beu, Mary Scifres

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Overview

The go-to worship planning resource for all who plan weekly worship. The Abingdon Worship Annual 2023 is a practical, lectionary-based resource for leaders who are responsible for planning worship. This thoughtful sourcebook offers a weekly theme with meaningful prayers and fresh litanies following a traditional order of Christian worship: Invitation and Gathering Proclamation and Response Thanksgiving and Communion Sending ForthLiturgies and prayers are also included for special days, including New Year’s Day, Ascension Day, All Saints Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Eve. The Annual includes helpful reminders for Christian-year planning—including liturgical colors—and a scripture index. The authors also provide in-depth guidance and practical ideas for this new age of worship, helping readers to understand and weigh their options for worshiping in digital spaces and in unconventional places. The Abingdon Worship Annual 2023 is a must-have source book offering countless opportunities for planning meaningful and insightful worship.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781791023812
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 03/02/2022
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 209,150
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

B. J. Beu has served churches in the United Church of Christ for the past twenty years. Beyond his work on this resource, he has contributed sermons to The Abingdon Preaching Annual, developed and led worship services for his conference’s Annual Gathering, and served on the worship team for the UCC’s General Synod in 2013. A graduate of Boston University and Pacific Lutheran University, he is passionate about creative worship, preaching, and advocating for peace and justice. B. J. lives in Laguna Beach, California.

Mary Scifres is a United Methodist pastor, teacher, and consultant who inspires and equips twenty-first-century leaders in creative worship, church growth, visioning, and strategic planning. She is co-author of The United Methodist Music and Worship Planner and its ecumenical counterpart, Prepare!, and author of the worship evangelism book Searching for Seekers. A graduate of Boston University, she holds both the Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Music degrees. Mary lives in Laguna Beach, California.

B.J. Beu (Author)
B. J. Beu has served churches in the United Church of Christ for the past twenty years. Beyond his work on this resource, he has contributed sermons to The Abingdon Preaching Annual, developed and led worship services for his conference’s Annual Gathering, and served on the worship team for the UCC’s General Synod in 2013. A graduate of Boston University and Pacific Lutheran University, he is passionate about creative worship, preaching, and advocating for peace and justice. B. J. lives in Laguna Beach, California.

Mary Scifres (Author)
Mary Scifres is a United Methodist pastor, teacher, and consultant who inspires and equips twenty-first-century leaders in creative worship, church growth, visioning, and strategic planning. She is co-author of The United Methodist Music and Worship Planner and its ecumenical counterpart, Prepare!, and author of the worship evangelism book Searching for Seekers. A graduate of Boston University, she holds both the Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Music degrees. Mary lives in Laguna Beach, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

January

January 1 Epiphany of the Lord 1

January 8 Baptism of the Lord 6

January 15 Second Sunday after the Epiphany 10

January 22 Third Sunday after the Epiphany 14

January 29 Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany 18

February

February 5 Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany 22

February 12 Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany 26

February 19 Transfiguration Sunday 30

February 26 First Sunday in Lent 34

March

March 5 Second Sunday in Lent 38

March 12 Third Sunday in Lent 42

March 19 Fourth Sunday in Lent 46

March 26 Fifth Sunday in Lent 50

April

April 2 Passion/Palm Sunday 54

April 6 Holy Thursday 58

April 7 Good Friday 63

April 9 Easter Sunday 68

April 16 Second Sunday of Easter 72

April 23 Third Sunday of Easter 76

April 30 Fourth Sunday of Easter 82

May

May 7 Fifth Sunday of Easter 87

May 14 Sixth Sunday of Easter/Festival of the Christian Home/Mother's Day 91

May 21 Ascension Sunday 95

May 28 Pentecost Sunday 100

June

June 4 Trinity Sunday 104

June 11 Second Sunday after Pentecost 109

June 18 Third Sunday after Pentecost/Father's Day 113

June 25 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 118

July

July 2 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost 122

July 9 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost 126

July 16 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost 130

July 23 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost 134

July 30 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 138

August

August 6 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost 142

August 13 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost 147

August 20 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 155

August 27 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 160

September

September 3 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 164

September 10 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 168

September 17 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 172

September 24 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost 176

October

October 1 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost/World Communion Sunday 180

October 8 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost 187

October 15 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost 191

October 22 Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost 195

October 29 Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost 199

November

November 1 All Saints Day 204

November 5 Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost 209

November 12 Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 213

November 19 Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost 217

November 23 Thanksgiving Day 222

November 26 Christ the King Sunday 226

December

December 3 First Sunday of Advent 230

December 10 Second Sunday of Advent 234

December 17 Third Sunday of Advent 238

December 24 Fourth Sunday of Advent 242

December 24 Christmas Eve 246

December 31 First Sunday after Christmas Day 252

Contributors 257

Scripture Index 261

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