Planning for Rites and Rituals

A Resource for Episcopal Worship: Year A, 2019–2020

Jul/2019, 336 Pages, PAPERBACK, 8.5 x 11

ISBN-13: 9781640652033

• All-in-one liturgical season planner for worship
• Advent 1 2019 through Christ the King Sunday 2020

Planning for Rites and Rituals is the indispensable companion for worship planning for the Episcopal Church, following the three-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle and the church calendar.

Presiders and preachers, worship team leaders, musicians, Christian educators, sacristans, and altar guilds will find this to be the perfect resource, putting all the elements for planning worship and seasonal observances in one handy volume.

SEASONAL HELPS for each season of the Christian year:
• Introductions and approaches to preparing liturgies for the season
• Ideas for creating an environment appropriate to the season
• Rites, blessings, prayers, and litanies for the season
• Pageants and festivals for notable days
• Seasonal checklist

WEEKLY HELPS for every Sunday and feast day of the church year:
• Introductions to the day: overview, color, preface, collect
• Summary of the readings and psalm, including both lectionary tracks
• Inclusive intercessions for the Prayers of the People
• Ideas for the day for worship and formation
• Hymn suggestions for the day from The Hymnal 1982; Wonder, Love, and
Praise; and Lift Every Voice and Sing II

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Audience: Worship planners and leaders, preachers, presiding ministers, worship committees, musicians, visual artists, sacristans and altar guilds, educators, all who create congregational worship


  • Worship Planning

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