Additional Print Resources for Lectionary Planning

Abingdon Preaching Annual 2017 
Contains preaching helps, calls to worship, and prayer helps.

Abingdon Worship Annual 2017 
The trusted planning resource for traditional and contemporary worship.

The Africana Worship Book, Year A
This is especially keyed for year A, and it is also arranged topically. It provides outstanding interactive worship resources for any congregation. See also The Africana Worship Book, Year C  and The Africana Worship Book, Year B.

The Faith We Sing 
In recent years, music and worship styles have enriched the worship styles have enriched the worship experience, from contemporary worship and praise music to world music. New hymnody offers modern images and refreshing tunes that tell the old, old story. Now churches can continue to sing the hymns they treasure and add newer music to their worship life!

Gathering: Resources for Worship Planners 
Comprehensive, lectionary-based worship publication of the United Church of Canada, published three times per year.

Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation, 2017-2020: Worship
This Guideline is designed to help implement and guide the work of the worship ministry area.

Intercessions for the Christian People 
Provides a set of bidding prayers (Prayers of the People) for each Sunday of the Christian Year, keyed to the lectionary as used by the Roman Catholic, Episcopal, and Lutheran (ELCA) churches which are usually identical to the "generic" version of the lectionary used in The United Methodist Church. This resource allows the congregation not only to hear the Scriptures, but to pray with them.  

Lift Up Your Hearts (Year A)
A new and expanded resource containing Great Thanksgivings for every Sunday and major feast day of the Christian Year keyed to the Revised Common Lectionary.  

Quarterly journal from The Liturgical Conference, is a collection of essays and artwork exploring fundamental issues in worship planning and design and providing resources for worship from all over the Christian world, Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox.

Living into the Mystery: A United Methodist Guide for Celebrating Holy Communion 
A guidebook and a study guide for worship leaders and congregations to deepen the integrity and enrich the practices of celebrating Holy Communion in their setting.

Prepare! 2017-2018, NRSV Edition   //   Prepare! 2017-2018, CEB Edition
An ecumenical worship planning book for pastors and musicians by David Bone and Mary Scifres.

The United Methodist Music & Worship Planner, 2017-2018 NRSV Edition   //   The United Methodist Music & Worship Planner, 2017-2018, CEB Edition
by David Bone and Mary Scifres is a very helpful resource for worship planners.

The Worship Workshop. Marcia McFee's guidebook for worship planning teams committed to creating worship with deep integrity and creativity.

Sample Planning Sheets

Contemporary (Mosaic) Worship Planning Worksheet [PDF]

Word and Table Worship Planning Worksheet [PDF]

Preaching and Worship Quarterly Planning Worksheet [PDF]

Preaching and Worship Quarterly Planning Worksheet [.doc]


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