Planning for Rites and Rituals

A Resource for Episcopal Worship: Year B, 2017–18

Oct/2017, 348 Pages, PAPERBACK, 8.5 x 11

ISBN-13: 9780898691801

• All-in-one liturgical season planner for worship
• Advent 1 2017 through Christ the King Sunday 2018

Planning for Rites and Rituals supports comprehensive week-by-week planning with content and ideas for liturgy and music, preaching, visuals, and liturgy as formation, all shaped by the Revised Common Lectionary, the Book of Common Prayer, and the church year for the assembly gathered around word and sacrament.

A diverse group of forty contributors from across the church has provided:

• Day and reading introductions
• Propers: Collect of the day, Scripture overviews (including both Track 1 and 2), Eucharistic preface, color of the season/day
• Prayers of the people for each Sunday and major feast day
• Exploration of images in the readings
• Ideas for approaching the day and its texts in preaching and worship
• Ideas for engaging all ages and making connections to faith in daily life
• Hymn suggestions
• Notes on commemorations of saints for midweek worship or study

• Seasonal introductions
• Ideas for deepening children, youth, and adults' engagement with worship and themes for the season
• Supplemental seasonal rites

Audience: Worship planners and leaders, preachers, presiding ministers, worship committees, musicians, visual artists, sacristans and altar guilds, educators, and those who create congregational worship will find an indispensable companion.

Read an excerpt

Linda Nichols, Christian educator in Gadsden, Alabama

The Rt. Rev. Jacob Owensby, the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Western Louisiana

Valerie Bailey Fischer, adjunct lecturer at Bexley Hall Seabury Western Theological Federation

The Rev. Dr. Mark Bozzuti-Jones, priest for pastoral care at Trinity Wall Street, New York

Roger Hutchison, Director of Christian Formation and Parish Life at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas

The Very Rev. Miguelina Espinal-Howell, dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, Connecticut

Emily Given, Director of Parish Participation at Saint Thomas Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania

The Rev. Ernesto Medina, rector of St. Martha's Episcopal Church, in Papillion, Nebraska

Demi Prentiss, a congregational lay leader and ministry developer from Fort Worth, Texas

Wendy Claire Barrie, Program Manager of Children and Youth at Trinity Wall Street, New York

The Rev. Mike Angell, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Resurrection in St Louis, Missouri

Dr. Jay Fluellen, composer, organist, and choir director of the African American Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia

Sharon Ely Pearson, Christian educator from Norwalk, Connecticut

The Rev. Megan Castellan, associate rector and day school chaplain at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Missouri

Elizabeth Hammond, retired Christian educator of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville, South Carolina

The Rev. Lowell Grisham, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Gail Ramshaw, author, liturgist, and a scholar of liturgical language and Professor Emerita of religion at La Salle University

The Rev. Dr. Carl P. Daw, Jr., hymn writer and Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Dean and president, Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas

The Very Rev. Canon Robyn Szoke-Coolidge, Dean of the Stevenson School for Ministry and Assistant to the Bishop for Leadership Development for the Episcopal Church in Central Pennsylvania

The Rev. Craig M. Mueller, pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Chicago

The Rt. Rev. Frederick Borsch, fifth bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles

The Rev. Steven Shakespeare, Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary Ecclesiology at Liverpool University

Laura Moore, a liturgical scholar based in New York, wrote all the "Preparing for ..." seasonal material to aid your planning and preparation. Her creativity and scholarship make these essays a great opportunity to see each liturgical season with fresh eyes.

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