Resources on Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

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Topical Study on Worship Each week Christians gather for worship in mud huts and Gothic cathedrals, in prisons and nursing homes, in storefront buildings and village squares, in sprawling megachurches and old country chapels. In these diverse contexts the style of worship varies greatly. Some congregations hear formal sermons read from carefully honed manuscripts;... Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation Sermon Starter/Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/lent-planning-guide Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Lent , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship. Unimaginable Words Element of Worship by Calvin Institute of Christian Worship http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/unimaginable-words-matthew-26 Element of Worship by Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Topics: Good Friday , Maundy Thursday , Peter , Darkness Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards. Call to Worship: Epiphany Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/12/call-to-worship-epiphany.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Epiphany , Magi Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst shares a call to worship for Epiphany taken from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship website which is about the visit of the magi. Call to Worship: Luke 1:46-50 Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/12/call-to-worship-luke-1-46-50.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Mary , Advent Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst shares a responsive call to worship based on Mary’s Magnificat in Luke 1:46-50. It is taken from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship website. The Nuts and Bolts of Worship Planning Practical How-To by John D. Witvliet http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-worship-planning-2 Practical How-To by John D. Witvliet Topics: Worship , Worship Planning , Learning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This audio workshop reviews a series of "proverbs" for worship planners and reflects a summary of Calvin Institute of Christian Worship's learning on worship planning from past conferences, grant recipients, and publication projects. Top Songs for Lent Song/Hymn by Paul Neeley http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/139152300880/top-ten-songs-for-lent-from-4-leaders Song/Hymn by Paul Neeley Topics: Worship , Lent , Music Source: Global Worship Calvin Institute of Christian Worship interviewed four worship leaders/pastors in diverse contexts about songs their church is using for this Lenten season. This blog post shares excerpts of their answers. Opening Prayer of Worship and Thanksgiving Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2015/03/opening-prayer-1-corinthians-1.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Worship , Love , Prayer , Truth Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents an opening prayer of worship and thanksgiving inspired by 1 Corinthians 1:18-25.  It comes from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship website. Good Shepherd Sunday in a COVID-Shaped World Element of Worship by John D. Witvliet http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/good-shepherd-sunday-in-a-covid-shaped-world Element of Worship by John D. Witvliet Topics: Worship Planning , Hope Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship John D. Witvliet, director of Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, introduces resources on how to observe the Good Shepherd Sunday in the time of COVID-19 pandemic. The primary texts are Psalm 23 and John 10. Prayer of Confession: Isaiah 60:1-3 Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/12/prayer-of-confession-isaiah-60-1-3.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Christmas , Epiphany , Advent , Prayer Source: Re-Worship This responsive prayer of confession from Isaiah 60:1-3 comes from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship website, and is suitable for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. We confess not welcoming Christ’s coming into our hearts. Christian Soul Food Sermon Starter/Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/christian-soul-food-john-6-hcld-28 Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Lord’s Supper , Sacraments , Worship Planning , Pentecost Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Worship service that is part of series exploring the nature and life of the Christian Church. Includes worship and preaching resources around the theme of Christian soul food - believers have spiritual life that requires nourishment. Projectors in Worship: Summary of a Survey Practical How-To by Steven Koster https://www.reformedworship.org/article/june-2004/projectors-worship-summary-survey Practical How-To by Steven Koster Topics: Worship , PowerPoint , Technology , Worship Planning Source: Reformed Worship Steven Koster published the results of a survey done in 2003 by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship on the use of projection technology in worship. For more information about this research, see www.calvin.edu/worship/research/visual_tech.pdf. An Orthodox Critique of the Cultural/Dominion Mandate Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/an-orthodox-critique-of-the-culturaldominion-mandate/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Eucharist Source: Ancient Faith Blog Robert Arakaki offers an Orthodox critique of Christian Reconstructionism, arguing for an understand the cultural mandate in the context of the Eucharist, not in theocratic rule. Full Text Hymns on Calvin Institute of Christian Worship God of Mercy, God of GracePD
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Good Shepherd Sunday Song/Hymn http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/good-shepherd-sunday Song/Hymn Topics: Shepherd , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship offers resources for Good Shepherd Sunday that is traditionally celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Easter and uses John 10 and Psalm 23 as the primary texts. Ash Wednesday Worship Service Outline by Debra Rienstra http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/ash-wednesday-worship Service Outline by Debra Rienstra Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Repentance , Liturgy Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Outline of a worship service of repentance and renewal for Ash Wednesday, including prayers, invitation, scripture, music, imposition of ashes, benediction, and a link to a meditation by Debra Rienstra. Christian Worship in North America and Asia Audio/Video by Swee Hong Lim http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/160789503555/christian-worship-in-north-america-and-asia-swee Audio/Video by Swee Hong Lim Topics: Worship , Music Source: Global Worship Recording of a conversation between Swee Hong Lim and John Witvliet on Christian worship in North America in Asia. Includes several songs. Spiritual Worship Sermon Starter/Outline by Calvin Institute of Christian Worship http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/spiritual-worship-john-4-hcld-35 Sermon Starter/Outline by Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Topics: Ten Commandments , Gratitude , Worship Planning , Spirituality Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A service outline on John 4 focused on the nature of God and the method of our worship of God. Part of a series on the Ten Commandments, as explained in the Heidelberg Catechism. Surrounded by a Great Cloud of Witnesses: Worship Resources for All Saints Day Image http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/12205449744/surrounded-by-a-great-cloud-of-witnesses-worship Image Topics: Worship , All Saints' Day , Reformation Day , World Communion Sunday Source: Global Worship History of All Saints Day/Martyrs Day from Eastern, Catholic and Protestant perspectives, bulletin art, and links to a candle-lighting litany, a worship service for All Saints/Reformation Day, and global hymns (also good for World Communion Sunday).... Planning Worship Series Ahead Showcase Article by Howard D Vanderwell https://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/planning-worship-series-ahead/ Article by Howard D Vanderwell Topics: Preaching , Sermon , Worship Planning , Christian Calendar Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship "Worship planned in series provides for a greater cumulative impact on the spiritual life of a congregation as a theme is continually reinforced." Howard Vanderwell reflects on the benefits of planning worship series. When Our World Looks Different Article by Anne E. Zaki https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-2007/when-our-world-looks-different Article by Anne E. Zaki Topics: Worship , Culture , Ecumenism , Cultures Source: Reformed Worship Anne E. Zaki's article describes lessons learned when members of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship visited churches in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore. Zaki explains how worship is connected to hospitality, tradition, and unity. Worship Service: A Dear Daughter Service Outline by Calvin Institute of Christian Worship http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/worship-service-a-dear-daughter-luke-8 Service Outline by Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Topics: Christian , Dying and Rising with Christ , Resurrection , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This service plan focuses on Jesus' raising of Jairus' daughter in Luke 8:40-56. Part of a five-week Eastertide series, it examines how the implications of Christ's resurrection shed light on how we should live after his...

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