Worship Practice

Worship Practice

ADVENT WITH EVELYN UNDERHILL

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For generations, readers have found in the writings of Evelyn Underhill the guidance to help them deepen their own interior lives in the Christian mystical tradition.

In this lovely volume, Anglican author and editor Christopher Webber has carefully selected inspirational passages from Underhill's most significant works, providing readings for every day of Advent and Christmas, and sharing the timeless treasure of Underhill's spiritual vision.
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September 1, 2006

ARCHITECTURE OF IMMANMENCE

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In this book Mark Torgerson shows how modern architecture has heavily influenced the construction of new sacred spaces, producing a new way of building that emphasizes God's coming near to us.
Torgerson begins by discussing God's transcendence and immanence and showing how church architecture has traditionally interpreted these key concepts. He then traces the theological roots of immanence's priority from liberal theology and liturgical innovation to modern architecture. Next, Torgerson illustrates this new architecture of immanence through particular practitioners, focusing especially on the work of theologically savvy architect Edward Anders Sovik. Finally, he addresses the future of church architecture as congregations are buffeted by the twin forces of liturgical change and postmodernism.
An Architecture of Immanence will interest architects, liturgists, and all Christians who seek to read the sacred spaces of the recent past.
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9780802832092
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February 1, 2007

Baker Funeral Handbook

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This comprehensive, creative, and updated resource for conducting funerals, memorials, and graveside services includes

- services from eleven denominations
- suggestions for special situation services (miscarriage, death of a child, suicide, accident, unbelievers, and interment or scattering of ashes)
- quotations, illustrations, and last words for creating sermon meditations
- reproducible planning charts with a template for preplanning services
- suggestions for writing eulogies
- and more

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9780801019685
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May 16, 2017

Baker Wedding Handbook

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This comprehensive, creative, and updated resource for conducting traditional and contemporary weddings includes
ceremonies from thirteen denominations

- suggestions for prayers, Scripture readings, and music
- reproducible planning charts
- suggestions for special services (vow renewal, blessing a civil union, marrying couples with children from previous marriages)
- resources for writing vows, unity candle ceremony, and unity sand ceremony
- and more

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9780801019678
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May 16, 2017

BAKERS FUNERAL HNBK OP!

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Don't let the convenient pocket size fool you-these comprehensive guides to conducting funerals, weddings, and worship services provide everything from pre-planning resources to complete services for several denominations. Each book is packed with suggestions, illustrations, prayers, quotations, and ideas for special services.
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February 1, 1996

BY THE VISION OF ANOTHER WORLD WORSHIP I

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This book samples the rich variety of worship practices in American history to show how worship can be a fruitful subject for historians to study and, alternatively, how past case studies can enrich our understanding of worship today.
By the Vision of Another World gathers highly regarded historians and other scholars who usually are not read together because of the widely different subject areas in which they typically work. Yet their essays all fit together here as they address how worship, work, and worldview converge and reinforce each other no matter what particular place, era, denomination, or ethnic group is under consideration. The variety of methodologies and voices will appeal to a breadth of critical interests, while the consistently high quality of historical narrative will keep readers engaged.
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Dorothy C. Bass
James D. Bratt
Ruth Alden Doan
Paul Harvey
George M. Marsden
Timothy Matovina
Harry S. Stout
Leslie Woodcock Tentler
Michael Woods
Joyce Ann Zimmerman
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February 1, 2012

CELEBRATIONS

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This book is a readytouse resource for allage worship services on the theme of celebrations. Using a wide range of innovative teaching activities, users will be able to simply and easily put on family services. It includes drama, poetry, prayers, activity ideas and lots of humor. It will make life easy for those in charge of planning allage worship. You can either use the ideas straight from the page or adapt them by adding your own ideas. Celebrations covered New Years, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter, Pentecost, Harvest, Advent and Christmas.
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January 5, 2007

COME HOME KIT

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January 29, 2008

COMMITTING MY RELATIONSHIPS TO GOD TRANS

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January 29, 2008

COMMUNION SERVICES

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Just In Time! Series offers brief, practical resources of immediate help for pastors at an affordable price. This book introduces the practice of Communion and offers a collection of Communion prayers and ready-to-use resources for worship. Included is information on Communion elements, vessels, and methods with answers to commonly asked questions. Rev. Knowles Wallace gives four possible orders of Communion, various ways to offer Communion, and prayers and resources for specific seasons and holy days in the church year from Advent through Thanksgiving. Also includes: Communion prayers for special occasions such as: commissioning services, weddings, funerals, and Confirmation. Services in this book are appropriate for use at hospitals, camps, retreats, and shut-ins' homes, as well as more traditional worship settings.
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9780687498369
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March 1, 2006

Contemporary Handbook for Weddings & Funerals

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Weddings and funerals, like few other occasions, offer pastors the opportunity to give direction and encouragement to individuals when their hearts are more open to God . . . and to those individuals attending these events who may otherwise never hear God's message. This handbook, a compilation of tested ideas and resources by pastors, provides just the tool pastors need--young pastors will appreciate the advice of experienced ministers to help them get started, and veteran pastors will benefit from fresh ideas that add meaning to services they've performed dozens of times. Includes difficult situations like the death of a child and second marriages.
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9780825431869
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June 30, 2003

DESIGNING WORSHIP TEAMS

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"Plug & Chug" is the way churches have planned worship for years. You start with the same order of worship for every service, plug different hymns and readings into their respective slots, and chug right along. It makes the job of worship planner, usually done by the senior pastor, seem much easier. In a church in which the senior pastor or staff member does everything, worship needs to be cranked out lest it cause burnout.

The problem with "plug & chug" is that it leads to "bore & snore." Worship becomes routine, and the encounter with a holy and transcendent God, domesticated. If worship is to become transformative, an offering of everything we are and have to God, then the "by-the-numbers" approach to worship design must find its place in the dustbin of bad ideas. The best way to achieve dynamic, authentic worship is to take its planning out of the hands of isolated individuals or functionary committees, and locate it with groups of people who are convinced that worship is a life-or-death matter.

In this groundbreaking work, Cathy Townley demonstrates how worship teams-- comprised of diverse groups of clergy and laity, long-time Christians and new believers, core and fringe members--are transforming the practice of Christian worship throughout North America. She shows the reader how worship teams come together around a core passion for the encounter with the Holy, how they channel the chaos of multiple understandings of God into a common experience of worship, and how the worship that comes out of such teams is rapidly becoming the primary way to reach the pre-Christian population of North America.

Much more than a how-to approach, this volume offers worship leaders and teams guidance to transform the experience of worship into a life-changing time spent in the presence of God.

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July 1, 2002