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Ash Wednesday 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. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Debra Rienstra
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation 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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday This outline of an Ash Wednesday service provides video, prayer, and song suggestions. Resource type: Service Outline | Source: Discipleship Ministries
Advent Waiting Advent resources: a folk ballad, "Every Valley," tells of the times when waiting is hard and hope is needed, a "Community Prayer for Waiting," a banner, a painting, another prayer, and two quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer.... Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: Global Worship
Helping Kids Understand Worship Through Music Directing a children’s choir offers several opportunities to teach children what worship is and what it means to worship. This article focuses on how the music we choose can be a great teaching tool for children. Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Judy Britts Unimaginable Words 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. Resource type: Service Outline | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
African Heritage Sunday: Music and Worship Resources A list of music suggestions for African Heritage Sunday in the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Stirling Culp Full Text Hymns on Music When in Our Music God Is GlorifiedPD
For the Music of CreationPD
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Has the New Liturgical Movement Given Up On Music? Starting with the assumption that we are liturgical people and that worship involves our whole selves, Seth Richardson and Ryan Flanigan reflect on the New Liturgical Movement and introduce the music of "Liturgical Folk." Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Seth Richardson Music in the Church This audio-recorded workshop features a quick tour of the history of music in the church stopping to sing along the way. Understanding the roots and impulses of different streams of music helps us navigate them better. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Joyce Borger The Music We Need For Lent In this article, Seth Richardson and Ryan Flanigan share how liturgical music can help us to open our hearts and walk with Jesus through the Lent season. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Seth Richardson Music and Worship Help Heal Northern Ireland The Presbyterian Church in Ireland is using music and worship to overcome the legacy of "the Trouble" in Northern Ireland. A feature story explores the role of music and worship in healing. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Joan Huyser-Honig Music This sermon illustration pairs Psalm 98:4-6 with an excerpt from Frederick Buechner's "Wishful Thinking" to show that music asks us and enables us to listen to certain qualities of time. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Day1 | Author: Frederick Buechner Against Decaffeinated Belief: The Sunday Gathering as Missional When Sunday morning worship becomes focused on attracting people through better music, funnier skits, and engaging sermon illustration, we might be missing the call to send people into the world to advance God's Kingdom. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch
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