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  • Ponder Contemplative Bible Study For Year A

    $24.95

    Ponder: Contemplative Bible Study accompanies all hearers and preachers of the Word as they pray with and ponder the Sunday readings throughout the liturgical year. Everything needed for a rich experience of lectio divina and biblical exploration is provided: the full text of the Sunday readings, concise commentary, engaging reflections, and clear guidance on how to use this resource alone or with a group. This volume guides readers through the Year A lectionary.

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  • Womens Lectionary For The Whole Church Year W

    $36.95

    What would it look like if women built a lectionary focusing on women’s stories?

    What does it look like to tell the good news through the stories of women who are often on the margins of scripture and often set up to represent bad news? How would a lectionary centering women’s stories, chosen with womanist and feminist commitments in mind, frame the presentation of the scriptures for proclamation and teaching?

    The scriptures are androcentric, male-focused, as is the lectionary that is dependent upon them. As a result, many congregants know only the biblical men’s stories told in the Sunday lectionary read in their churches. A more expansive, more inclusive lectionary will remedy that by introducing readers and hearers of scripture to “women’s stories” in the scriptures.

    A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church, when completed, will be a three-year lectionary accompanied by a stand-alone single year lectionary, Year W, that covers all four gospels.

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  • Daily Feast Meditations From Feasting On The Word Year B

    $40.00

    Feasting on the Word has quickly become the most popular lectionary commentary series in use today. This is the first in a new series of daily devotionals that draws from the wealth of writing in the commentaries to present inspirational reflections, responses, and prayers for each day of the lectionary year.

    Each day of the week contains Scripture passages for the coming Sunday from the Revised Common Lectionary, excerpts from the commentaries for reflection, a response, and a prayer. Additional material is provided for each Sunday.

    These handsome volumes will be packaged in a soft leather-like cover with rounded corners, a stamped cover, and a sewn-in ribbon to help you keep your place.

    Feasting on the Word is a twelve-volume lectionary commentary series that presents brief essays on each of four perspectives–exegetical, theological, pastoral, and homiletical–for each of the four Sunday readings. The series is edited by Barbara Brown Taylor and David L. Bartlett with a distinguished editorial board, and has been produced in partnership with Columbia Theological Seminary. For more information about the series and other related projects, visit FeastingontheWord.net.

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  • Drawn To The Gospels Year B

    $18.95

    Each week brings a lighthearted opportunity to remember that humor and the gospel are not mutually exclusive. The Drawn to the Gospels series covers all of the Sundays in the lectionary year, as well as special days such as Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, and Ascension Day. Each entry contains a cartoon illustration of the gospel, a short paragraph of introduction, and some engaging questions. The cartoons are scaled so they can be reproduced for bulletins, inserts, or even posters, bringing weekly gospel readings to life. These amusing and original reflections deepen scriptural literacy and engagement among members of the Episcopal Church, including youth groups, and will inspire some fun in the process.

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  • Praying The Lectionary Cycle B

    $17.95

    To all of God’s children, pastor and layperson alike, this volume will lead them through weekly prayers to him. Through prayer, a connection is formed with God, which deepens one’s faith. Planning for worship should be centered around how the church can most appropriately praise God, and Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson’s volume of prayers allows pastors to focus on what is most important.

    These prayers, often referred to as “prayers of the church” or “prayers of intercession,” can be modified for any locale and denomination. People connect most to the Father through meaningful worship, and what makes them feel most welcome is when the service impacts their daily life, whatever they might be going through.

    In Praying the Lectionary: Cycle B, Pastor Wehrfritz-Hanson recognizes the importance of these prayers and has written them for specific weeks of the church year. This lifesaver, worship-saver of a book is a resource that will make weekly worship planning easier, and more enjoyable, for any worship leader.

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  • Lectionary Reflections Cycle A

    $29.95

    With Lectionary Reflections, Cycle A, readers will delight in the process of preparing to preach from the lectionary. While it is academically informed and theologically sound, this volume is notable in how it engenders a sense of playful, holy curiosity.

    Readers will get insightful commentary, ideas for a variety of ways to preach and teach the texts, and weekly questions and suggestions to get conversations going.

    Duffield’s wit and palpable love for the Body of Christ will invigorate any pastor’s sermon writing process. If you’re preaching or teaching from the lectionary, this will be a go-to resource week after week.

    Jill Duffield holds an M.Div. degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia and a D.Min. degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. She has pastored congregations in North Carolina and South Carolina. Jill won the James Solheim Award for Editorial Courage and the Award of Merit in Bible Reference for “Looking Into the Lectionary.” She is the current editor and publisher of The Presbyterian Outlook and is married to Grant. They are the parents of three children.

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  • Praying The Lectionary Cycle A

    $20.95

    This volume will be a lifesaver for any busy pastor who struggles to keep all of the balls in the air with the ever-increasing demands of being a parish pastor. The prayers in this book can be used as is or modified to local situations — a real ti me-saver that will make weekly worship planning a litt le easier (and more enjoyable).

    People find worship meaningful when it touches them on the level of their daily life. Our prayers, our music, our preaching and teaching must be sensiti ve to where people are, so that they can be led to a deeper level in their faith.

    In Praying the Lecti onary, Pastor Wehrfritz-Hanson uses the Prayer of the Church (also referred to as Intercessions and Prayers of the People) as an integral part of Sunday worship in mainline churches.

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  • Lectionary Stories For Preaching And Teaching Series 3 Cycle A

    $27.95

    Storytellers who excel at their craft can draw readers or listeners into the worlds they create, using characters and situations to entertain and enlighten us. Jesus, the master storyteller, often spoke using parables — short stories that conveyed spiritual truths. By drawing his listeners into his stories, he unlocked their minds and hearts to hear the truth he was relating to them.

    If you’re looking for imaginative reflections that take you right to the heart of the scriptures, the newest edition of CSS’ popular Lectionary Stories for Preaching and Teaching series is the perfect resource for you.

    Some of the stories can easily be adapted as vignettes or monologues, to be performed during worship. Depending upon the age of the students, other stories could be used in Sunday school as alternative texts to get students thinking about a particular passage in different ways.

    This book may be used for:
    – Preaching illustrations
    – Sermon starters
    – Stand-alone sermons
    – Teaching aids
    – Inspirational devotional reading

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  • Preachers Guide To Lectionary Sermon Series Volume 2

    $45.00

    Both lectionary preachers and topical preachers will enjoy the best of both worlds with this second volume of sermon series ideas designed to frame consecutive weeks of lectionary texts into seasonal and short-term series. With contributors from seven denominations, this comprehensive resource offers new perspectives and fresh ideas for diving deep into biblical themes in ways that make congregants eager to come back for the next sermon and to invite others as well. Twenty-eight series plans include thematic overviews, sermon starters, and ideas for worship and outreach, honoring holy days and seasons and addressing typical patterns of church attendance to maximize visitor retention and member engagement.

    Contributors include: Amy K. Butler, Kyle E. Brooks, Carol Cavin-Dillon, Magrey R. deVega, Brian Erickson, Mihee Kim-Kort, Jasper Peters, Tuhina Verma Rasche, Bruce Reyes-Chow, Brandan J. Robertson, Martha K. Spong, and Anthony J. Tang.

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  • Drawn To The Gospels Year A

    $18.95

    Proof humor and the gospel are not mutually exclusive – Adds visual interest to bulletins and other printed materials – New from popular illustrator The second in a series of three books brings weekly gospel readings to life. Each week, a cartoon illustration and text of the gospel creates a lighthearted opportunity for individual reflection, or an enjoyable addition to study materials and church bulletins. These amusing and original reflections deepen scriptural literacy and engagement among mem-bers of the Episcopal Church, including youth groups, and will inspire some fun in the process.

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  • Will Willimons Lectionary Sermon Resource Year C Part 2

    $24.99

    Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, Will provides just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Will Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, “What will you preach next Sunday?” Year C Part 2 is part of a six-volume set that includes years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year) in the Revised Common Lectionary. Each week of sermon resources includes: 1. Readings 2. Theme title 3. Introduction to the Readings 4. Encountering the Text 5. Proclaiming the Text 6. Relating the Text

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  • Drawn To The Gospels Year C

    $17.95

    * Of interest to a wide audience-parish office staff, youth group leaders, small groups, etc. * Pages are reproducible for bulletin creation This is the first of three books that will cover all of the Sundays in the lectionary year, as well as special days such as Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, and Ascension Day. There is a cartoon illustration of the gospel, the gospel text, a short paragraph of introduction, and a limited number of engaging questions for each Sunday. The cartoons are scaled in such a way that they could be reproduced for bulletins, inserts, or even posters.

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  • Connections Year C Volume 1

    $50.00

    Designed to empower preachers as they lead their congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary.

    For each worship day within the three-year lectionary cycle, the commentaries in Connections link the individual lection reading with Scripture as a whole as well as to the larger world. In addition, Connections places each Psalm reading in conversation with the other lections for the day to highlight the themes of the liturgical season. Finally, sidebars offer additional connections to Scripture for each Sunday or worship day.

    This nine-volume series is a practical, constructive, and valuable resource for preachers who seek to help congregations connect more closely with Scripture.

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  • Will Willimons Lectionary Sermon Resource Year C Part 1

    $24.99

    Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, Will provides just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Will Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, “What will you preach next Sunday?” Year C Part 1 is part of a six-volume set that includes years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year) in the Revised Common Lectionary. Each week of sermon resources includes: 1. Readings 2. Theme title 3. Introduction to the Readings 4. Encountering the Text 5. Proclaiming the Text 6. Relating the Text

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  • Will Willimons Lectionary Sermon Resource Year B Part 2

    $24.99

    Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, Will provides just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Will Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, “What will you preach next Sunday?” Year B, Part 2 is part of a six-volume set which includes years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year) in the Revised Common Lectionary. The sermon resources include: 1. Readings 2. Theme title 3. Introduction to the Readings 4. Encountering the Text 5. Proclaiming the Text 6. Relating the Text

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  • Will Willimons Lectionary Sermon Resource Year B Part 1

    $24.99

    Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, Will provides just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Will Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, “What will you preach next Sunday?”

    Year B, Part 1 is part of a six-volume set that includes years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year) in the Revised Common Lectionary.
    Each week of sermon resources includes:
    1. Readings
    2. Theme title
    3. Introduction to the Readings
    4. Encountering the Text
    5. Proclaiming the Text
    6. Relating the Text

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  • Lectionary Stories For Preaching And Teaching Series 2 Cycle B

    $19.95

    “A good story of faith … allows us to better see ourselves and our relationships while offering to us an opportunity to consider and know God. We enter into the story and emerge a different person.” – Peter Andrew Smith

    Restaurant workers closing up for the night do their duty to prepare the store for the morning crew, despite their impatience to leave. An elderly man finds hope and encouragement in a congregation where he never quite felt like he belonged.

    These are the simple, quiet vignettes Smith offers in his third collection of stories.Lectionary Stories for Preaching and Teaching: Series II, Cycle Bis inspired by the details Jesus draws from everyday life in the Gospel of Mark. Likewise, Smith delves into the ordinary to explore the extraordinary power of the Holy Spirit alive from moment to moment today.

    Lectionary Stories for Preaching and Teaching is an accessible collection of stories ideal for inviting both experienced disciples and those young in the Christian faith alike to discover the Lord yet at work where and when we least expect Him.

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  • Lectionary Stories For Preaching And Teaching Series 2 Cycle A

    $19.95

    ho doesn’t love a good story? Storytellers who excel at their craft have the ability to draw readers or listeners into the worlds they create, using characters and situations to entertain and enlighten us. Jesus, the Master Storyteller, often spoke using parables — short stories that conveyed spiritual truths. By drawing his listeners into his stories, he unlocked their minds and hearts to hear the truth he was relating to them.

    This compilation of stories for the entire church year, written by Peter Andrew Smith, follows in that same tradition. The stories within CSS Publishing’s latest Lectionary Stories for Preaching and Teaching, Series II, Cycle A are inspired by the source gospel passages and serve to highlight and illustrate the gospel Jesus taught through his words and life. They can serve as a companion when studying the scripture, as illustrations for sermons, and as devotional material for personal or group use. Smith offers thought-provoking contemplations on Cycle A lectionary passages that draw out the biblical theme by relating it to aspects of modern life we have all experienced.

    Some chapters included in this volume
    Always Room for Another
    Starting A New Life
    Preparing for Temptation
    The Taste of Cold Water
    Because I Love You

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  • Lectionary Preaching Workbook Series 10 Cycle A

    $59.95

    David Bales’ latest Lectionary Preaching Workbook: Series X, Cycle A invites teachers of the word to peer deep beneath the pages of scripture to consider broader perspectives and messages. Bales presents themes, summaries, exegesis, and a prayer, in each lectionary day, as resources to guide sermon development, always attempting to expose preachers to different perspectives and deeper knowledge.

    As Bales carefully unpacks his thoughts upon each selected scripture passage, he combines his personal ideas with the time-tested analysis of other great Christian thinkers, resulting in a thoughtful and critical exposition on God’s word. This unique style empowers pastors to engage with God’s word, and the end result is a resource that will equip congregations to be challenged through a deliberate, well-informed message.

    Written specifically as a preaching resource for Cycle A, the Lectionary Preaching Workbook will benefit any student of the word, and can be used for sermon starters, adult study groups, and individual Bible study.

    Each chapter includes:
    Revised Common Lectionary texts for the day
    Scripture references and intensive exposition
    Theme analysis and narrative illustration
    Citation attributions to various apologists, teachers, and authors
    A pastoral prayer

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  • Lectionary Worship Workbook Series 5 Cycle A

    $29.95

    The swell of responsibilities for those who plan worship in communities is restrictive when it comes to dedicating time for creatively planning liturgies. It’s one of the easier things to proclaim, yet is a fantastic way to engage as many people as possible. The latest Lectionary Worship Workbook for cycle A from CSS Publishing holds an entire year of worship plans built thematically around the Revised Common Lectionary. Each of these ideas have been tried and tested in a congregational setting and have even been refined with congregational feedback. The invitation to see and engage in worship differently will enliven those participating in praise and devotion in any setting.

    Lectionary Worship Workbook is a collection of creative, cohesive worship ideas tied to the Revised Common Lectionary. This book is dedicated to the idea of embracing a common set of scriptures and bringing them to life in new and meaningful ways. The text is rooted in and bound to the text of the Bible for its source language, story, and metaphor. This will aid anyone in the preparation and leadership of worship in the Christian tradition.

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  • Preachers Guide To Lectionary Sermon Series Volume One

    $45.00

    Preachers get the best of lectionary and topical series preaching with this comprehensive manual of sermon series ideas based on the Revised Common Lectionary. Designed to frame consecutive weeks of lectionary texts into seasonal and short-term series, a diverse group of twelve preachers outline multiple thematic series plans for each lectionary year. Each series plan provides a series overview, chart that outlines each segment of the series, tips and ideas, scriptural references, and a brief sermon starter. The series honors holy days and seasons and responds to typical patterns of church attendance, maximizing visitor retention and member engagement. Pastors can honor their commitment to lectionary preaching while taking advantage of the benefits series preaching can offer with this truly unique resource.

    Contributors include:

    Theresa Cho, Pastor of St. John’s Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, California
    Bob Dannals, Rector of St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church, Dallas, Texas
    Magrey R. DeVega, Pastor of Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Tampa, Florida
    Brian Erickson, Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, Birmingham, Alabama
    Mihee Kim-Kort, Presbyterian Minister and Campus Ministry Leader at University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana
    Jessica LaGrone, Dean of Chapel at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky
    Cleophus J. LaRue, Professor of Homiletics, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
    Jacqueline J. Lewis, Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church, New York City, New York
    Katherine Willis Pershey, Pastor of First Congregational Church, Western Springs, Illinois
    Paul Rock, Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, Kansas
    Martin Thielen, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Cookeville, Tennessee
    Winnie Varghese, Priest and Director of Community Outreach at Trinity Wall Street, New York, New York

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  • Journey Of Faith Journey Of The Universe

    $19.95

    One of the most surprising discoveries of our time is that the universe is an unfolding and highly creative story: a cosmogenesis. In Journey of Faith, Journey of the Universe, Br. Ivan Nicoletto reveals how very insightful the Scripture and its commentary tradition are to these deep and cosmic perspectives, thus surprising even seasoned Bible-hearers with fresh understanding. It will serve as rich nourishment to anyone involved in the ministry of preaching or who wants to explore the lectionary in a new way.

    The distinction of the book is Br. Ivan’s capacity to speak with depth and originality on both the Scripture readings and the cosmic spirituality, in fact, to blend them usefully, insightfully. This selection of homilies offered on various Sundays and holy days of the three-year lectionary cycle offers fresh insights on the readings for the day to those who are also open to the challenge to theology and Scripture that comes from new cosmology.

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  • Lectionary Stories For Preaching And Teaching Series 2 Cycle C

    $19.95

    Who doesn’t love a good story? Storytellers who excel at their craft have the ability to draw readers or listeners into the worlds they create, using characters and situations to entertain and enlighten us. Jesus, the Master Storyteller, often spoke using parables — short stories that conveyed spiritual truths. By drawing his listeners into his stories, he unlocked their minds and hearts to hear the truth he was relating to them.

    This compilation of stories for the entire church year, written by Peter Andrew Smith, follows in that same tradition. The stories within CSS Publishing’s latest Lectionary Stories for Preaching and Teaching are inspired by the source gospel passages and serve to highlight and illustrate the gospel Jesus taught through his words and life. They can serve as a companion when studying the scripture, as illustrations for sermons, and as devotional material for personal or group use. Smith offers thought-provoking contemplations on Cycle C lectionary passages that draw out the biblical theme by relating it to aspects of modern life we have all experienced.

    This book may be used for:

    Preaching illustrations
    Sermon starters
    Stand-alone sermons
    Teaching aids
    Inspirational devotional reading

    Some chapters included in this volume:

    When Tomorrow Comes
    Ready to Welcome
    The Sound of Good News
    God’s Grace Makes Anything Possible
    Welcoming God’s Love

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  • Lectionary Preaching Workbook Series 10 Cycle C

    $59.95

    Pouring out over three decades of wisdom in his newest Lectionary Preaching Workbook: Series X, Cycle C, David Bales invites teachers of the word to peer deep beneath the pages of scripture to consider broader perspectives and themes. In each lectionary day, Bales presents themes, summaries, exegesis, and a prayer as resources to guide sermon development, always attempting to expose preachers to different perspectives and deeper knowledge.

    As Bales carefully unpacks his thoughts upon each selected scripture passage, he combines his personal ideas with the time-tested analysis of other great Christian thinkers, resulting in a thoughtful and critical exposition on God’s word. This unique style empowers pastors to engage with God’s word, and the end result is a resource that will equip congregations to be challenged through a deliberate, well-informed message.

    Designed specifically as a sermon resource for Cycle C, the Lectionary Preaching Workbook will benefit any student of the word, and can be used for sermon starters, individual Bible study, and adult study groups.

    Each chapter includes:

    Revised Common Lectionary texts for the day

    Scripture references and intensive exposition

    Theme analysis and narrative illustration

    Citation attributions to various apologists, teachers, and authors

    A pastoral prayer

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  • Feasting On The Word Year A Set

    $175.00

    Now Available in Paperback!With this new lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. This set includes all four volumes referencing Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary. It covers all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays–one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.

    The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series will follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume will contain an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

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  • Feasting On The Word Year B Set

    $175.00

    Now Available in Paperback!With this new lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. This set includes all four volumes referencing Year B of the Revised Common Lectionary. It covers all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays–one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.

    The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series will follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume will contain an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

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  • Feasting On The Word Year C Set

    $175.00

    Now Available in Paperback!With this new lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. This set includes all four volumes referencing Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary. It covers all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays–one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.

    The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series will follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume will contain an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

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  • Lectionary Preaching Workbook Series 10 Cycle B

    $59.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788027819David BalesBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2014Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Abingdon Theological Companion To The Lectionary

    $31.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9781426740367Editor: Paul WilsonBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2014Publisher: Abingdon Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Treasures Old And New

    $29.00

    Foreword
    Abbreviations

    INTRODUCTION
    The Three-Year Lectionary
    Images
    The Images In The Lectionary
    Using This Volume

    FORTY IMAGES
    Battle
    Body
    City
    Clothing
    Covenant
    Creation
    Cross
    Day Of The Lord
    Emanation Of The Divine
    Family
    Fire
    Fish
    Food
    Garden
    Harvest
    Heaven-Earth-Hell
    Israel
    Journey
    Judge
    Kingdom
    Light
    Marriage
    Mother
    Mountain
    Name Of God
    Outsider
    The Poor
    Prophet Resurrection Of The Body
    Sacrifice
    Servant
    Shepherd
    Spirit
    Temple
    Treasure
    Tree
    Water
    Week
    Wind
    Wisdom

    AFTERWORD

    APPENDIXES AND INDEXES
    Revised Common Lectionary Images
    Roman Lectionary (Revised) Index
    Biographical Appendix And Index
    Acknowledgments And Endnotes
    Bibliography
    Index Of Images And Liturgical Terms

    Additional Info
    In Treasures Old and New Gail Ramshaw illuminates forty primary images from the three-year lectionary. With each of the images she considers related terms, exploring a total of nearly two hundred words and phrases in light of biblical history, typological relationships, poetic nuances, metaphoric meanings, and liturgical year connections.

    Sample constellations of images include:

    Creation: beginning, creation, firstborn, new creation, virgin birth
    Fire: ashes, burning bush, fire, tongues
    Light: blindness, darkness, day, light, morning star, night, sight, star, sun
    Treasure: gifts, gold-frankincense-myrrh, pearl, rich fool, treasure, widow’s coin
    Water: exodus, flood, Jordan, river, sea, water, well

    Treasures Old and New offers a guide to rich symbolic speech for those who preach and teach, yet remains accessible and inviting to the reader seeking a resource for devotion and meditation on the scriptures. Extensively indexed to support the Revised Common Lectionary as well as the Roman Catholic lectionary.

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  • Lectionary Stories For Preaching And Teaching Cycle A

    $12.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788027482Binding: Trade PaperPublished: 2014Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Lectionary Worship Aids Series 9 Cycle A

    $12.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788027468George ReedBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2014Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Lectionary Preaching Workbook Series 9 Cycle A

    $19.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788027420Mark EllingsenBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2014Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Barclay On The Lectionary Year A

    $27.00

    Based on the Sunday Lectionary, these inspiring and deeply insightful Barclay readings are ideal for worship leaders, individuals and groups. They are drawn from William Barclays much-loved and ever-popular comprehensive commentary on the New Testament. Many millions of people, worldwide, love William Barclays endlessly fascinating down-to-earth ability to unlock and reveal the meaning of the New Testament in our daily life.

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  • Feasting On The Word Year C 2

    $45.00

    Now Available in Paperback!With this lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. Now complete, the twelve volumes of the series cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays-one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.

    The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

    Add to cart
  • Feasting On The Word Year B 2

    $45.00

    Now Available in Paperback!With this lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. Now complete, the twelve volumes of the series cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays-one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.

    The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

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  • Feasting On The Word Year A 2

    $45.00

    Now Available in Paperback!With this lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. Now complete, the twelve volumes of the series cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays-one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.

    The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

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  • Feasting On The Word Year B 1

    $45.00

    Now Available in Paperback!With this lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. Now complete, the twelve volumes of the series cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays-one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.

    The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

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  • Feasting On The Word Year A 1

    $45.00

    Now Available in Paperback!With this new lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. Now complete, the twelve volumes of the series cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays-one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.

    The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

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  • Feasting On The Word Year B 4

    $45.00

    Now Available in Paperback!With this lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. Now complete, the twelve volumes of the series cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays-one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.

    The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

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  • Lectionary Preaching Workbook Series 9 Cycle A

    $49.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788027604Mark EllingsenBinding: Spiral BoundPublished: 2013Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Feasting On The Word Year C 1

    $45.00

    Now Available in Paperback!With this lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. Now complete, the twelve volumes of the series cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays-one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.

    The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

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  • Feasting On The Word Year A 4

    $45.00

    Now Available in Paperback!With this lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. Now complete, the twelve volumes of the series cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays-one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.

    The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

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  • Feasting On The Word Year C 3

    $45.00

    Now Available in Paperback!With this lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. Now complete, the twelve volumes of the series cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays-one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.

    The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

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  • Feasting On The Word Year B 3

    $45.00

    Now Available in Paperback!With this lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. Now complete, the twelve volumes of the series cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays-one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.

    The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

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  • Feasting On The Word Year A 3

    $45.00

    Now Available in Paperback!With this lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. Now complete, the twelve volumes of the series cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays-one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.

    The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

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  • Lectionary Stories For Preaching And Teaching Cycle A

    $19.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788027048Binding: Trade PaperPublished: 2013Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Lectionary Worship Aids Series 9 Cycle A

    $27.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788027024George ReedBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2013Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Abingdon Theological Companion To The Lectionary

    $28.99

    The Abingdon Theological Companion to the Lectionary begins with the conviction that Scripture speaks first and foremost to Christians now. Its message engages Christian belief and action in the present day. While informed by the best in current biblical studies, the commentary on the Scripture passages of the Revised Common Lectionary focuses on the questions of Christian life in the world that church members bring to worship. Each entry is co-written by a theologican and a homilitician and seeks to answer the questions “What does this pasage say about the Gospel? and How does it speak to my encounter with God in Christ and my calling as a Christian in the world?

    This volume showcases theological matters that arise from the biblical texts in the lectionary and from the church seasons and special days. This important resource draws upon recent scholarship in various disciplines with a view to enriching the theological contribution of sermons in the years to come.

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  • Lectionary Stories For Preaching And Teaching Cycle C

    $12.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788027284Binding: Trade PaperPublished: 2013Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Lectionary Worship Aids Series 9 Cycle C

    $16.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788027260George ReedBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2013Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Lectionary Preaching Workbook Series 9 Cycle C

    $29.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788027246Mark EllingsenBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2013Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Hopeful Meditations For Every Day Of Easter Through Pentecost

    $8.99

    The true meaning of Easter finds its voice in Joyful Meditations for Every Day of Easter.This lectionary-based volume contains reflections, prayers, and questions to ponder–plus ways to put each daily Scripture reading into practice–bringing this season to life. From Easter Sunday through the Pentecost for each liturgical year (A, B, and C), this book will help you prepare for and deepen your experience of this season.

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  • 12 Months Of Sundays

    $40.95

    Core lectionary resource by preeminent and prolific Anglican scholar N.T. Wright

    Covering all the Sundays and major festivals of all three years in the lectionary cycle, renowned scholar Tom Wright offers reflections on the readings in the Revised Common Lectionary for Years A, B, and C.

    Drawn from his hugely popular columns in the British Church Times, and with new material, this book weaves together scholarship, history and insights into the world and language of the Bible to add richness and a deeper understanding of the Word of the Lord.

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  • Creating Holy Spaces

    $27.99

    Worship should be about more than just your ears. Worship means more when we’re experiencing more than simply the spoken, read, and sung word. That’s why Delia Halverson and Karen Appleby have written Creating Holy Space; to help us worship with our eyes as well as our ears. The book contains suggestions for worship visuals tied to each Sunday of all three years of the Revised Common Lectionary. These visuals can be assembled on the altar, placed elsewhere in the sanctuary, or photographed to be used for projection. The weekly entries describe each of the four readings for that Sunday, and suggest viuals appropriate to each, creating a multi-sensory experience of worship bound up with the day’s lectionary theme.

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  • Let Us Pray

    $23.95

    Since its initial publication in 2006, Paul Turner’s Let Us Pray has become a valuable resource for understanding, planning, and celebrating the Eucharist. This new edition, thoroughly updated by the author to be in full continuity with the Revised English Translation of The Roman Missal, will be one that priests, liturgical ministers, planners, and students will want to keep close at hand.

    Turner offers helpful explanations for the principal rubrics for a typical Sunday Mass. He reflects on the place of ritual within the context of Catholic piety and then explores the regulations governing the furnishings, vestments, and ministers. He carefully walks readers through the entire Mass from the entrance procession to the dismissal. The book is cross-referenced to answer most questions about the Sunday ritual.

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  • Making The Most Of The Lectionary

    $21.95

    A practical guide to the Lectionary, written by a world authority
    A valuable resource for enhancing liturgical understanding

    What is the point of the Lectionary? What are the problems and opportunities that it presents to those who use it? What are its strengths and weaknesses as an aid to worship? How can it be used and communicated most effectively today? These are among the key questions Thomas O’Loughlin addresses in this stimulating and much needed liturgical guide to the design, history, theology, and purposes of the Lectionary.

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  • Lectionary Stories For Preaching And Teaching Cycle C

    $12.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788027178Binding: Trade PaperPublished: 2012Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Lectionary Preaching Workbook Series 9 Cycle C

    $19.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788027161Mark EllingsenBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2012Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Lectionary Worship Aids Series 9 Cycle C

    $12.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788027154George ReedBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2012Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Lectionary Preaching Workbook Series 9 Cycle C

    $49.95

    When it comes to preaching from a lectionary, it can often be a daunting task to create new ways of preaching about a passage that has been around for thousands of years. It would seem that, after a while, there would be no new ways of looking at a scripture passage. A different perspective, however, can be most beneficial in finding a new way to help your congregation see each of the readings.

    This is the inspiration behind the Lectionary Preaching Workbook series. By providing new insights into each of the readings in the Revised Common, Roman Catholic, and Episcopal Lectionaries, Mark Ellingsen has given pastors everywhere the tools they need to effectively relate the heart of the scriptures to their congregations, combining the best of scholarly techniques with pastoral experience. Each of these illustrations and thematic explorations provide the perfect jumping point for pastors to take a text and create thought-provoking, inspirational messages. Its easy-to-use format and illuminating commentary make the Lectionary Preaching Workbook an essential addition to any pastor’s library.

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  • Lectionary Stories For Preaching And Teaching Cycle C

    $19.95

    Everyone loves a good story. Storytellers who excel at their craft have the ability to draw readers or listeners into the worlds they create, using characters and situations to both entertain and enlighten us. Jesus, the Master Storyteller, often spoke using parables — short stories that conveyed a spiritual truth. By drawing his listeners into his story, he unlocked their minds and hearts to hear the truth he was trying to relate to them.

    This compilation of stories for the entire church year taken from StoryShare follows in that same tradition. StoryShare, a part of SermonSuite.com, is written by various authors brought together to meditate on scriptures in the Revised Common Lectionary for Cycle B and create stories that flesh out these passages, allowing readers to see these words in a new way. These stories can be whimsical and light-hearted or poignant and reflective, even tragic. But they all strive to bring us to a deeper understanding of both the scriptures and the God who inspired them. Some of the stories are even based on actual events experienced by the authors, events that influenced their perspective on Christianity.

    Useful as sermon illustrations, stand alone sermons, teaching aides, personal devotions, or even just for entertaining reading, Lectionary Tales will draw you into new worlds with vibrant and engaging images, deepening your relationship with God in the process.

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  • Lectionary Worship Aids Series 9 Cycle C

    $28.95

    The Revised Common Lectionary is not just to provide a guide to scripture reading during the church year. It can help shape the entirety of our worship. The themes for each Sunday service, as created by the lectionary, can be further explored and appreciated through Reed’s poetic prayers and responsories, as well as through musical selection suggestions. By involving all of the senses in worship, congregations can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the various themes highlighted in the lectionary, themes such as grace, mercy, justice, and others.

    Lectionary Worship Aids allows ministers and worship leaders to tie the entire worship experience together for their congregations. Reed’s insights will prove invaluable in leading congregations into the presence of God not only on Sunday but also on holidays and other special occasions.

    Topics covered in this resource include:

    Calls to Worship

    Suggested Hymns

    Collects for the Day

    Prayers of Confession

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  • Lectionary Scripture Notes Cycle C

    $26.95

    This book provides guidelines and resources for homilies and sermons, worship planning, and Scripture study based on the texts in Year C (Cycle C) in The Revised Common Lectionary: Consultation on Common Texts (Nashville: Abingdon, 1992). It is a thoroughly revised and updated replacement for Norman A. Beck, Scripture Notes for Series C (Lima, Ohio: CSS Publishing, 1985). Leaders in worship and worship planning and other members of Christian congregations and communities will find this book to be helpful for use as individuals and in study groups as they prepare for more meaningful worship services each weekend.

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  • Lectionary Worship Aids Series 9 Cycle B

    $14.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788026690George ReedBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2011Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit Series 7 Cycle B

    $19.95

    Everyone loves a good story. Storytellers who excel at their craft have the ability to draw readers or listeners into the worlds they create, using characters and situations to both entertain and enlighten us. Jesus, the Master Storyteller, often spoke using parables — short stories that conveyed a spiritual truth. By drawing his listeners into his story, he unlocked their minds and hearts to hear the truth he was trying to relate to them.

    This compilation of stories for the entire church year taken from StorySharefollows in that same tradition. StoryShare, a part of SermonSuite.com, is written by various authors brought together to meditate on scriptures in the Revised Common Lectionary for Cycle B and create stories that flesh out these passages, allowing readers to see these words in a new way. These stories can be whimsical and light-hearted or poignant and reflective, even tragic. But they all strive to bring us to a deeper understanding of both the scriptures and the God who inspired them.Some of the stories are even based on actual events experienced by the authors, events that influenced their perspective on Christianity.

    Useful as sermon illustrations, stand alone sermons, teaching aides, personal devotions, or even just for entertaining reading, Lectionary Tales will draw you into new worlds with vibrant and engaging images, deepening your relationship with God in the process.

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  • Lectionary Preaching Workbook Series 9 Cycle B

    $59.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788026379Mark EllingsenBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2011Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Lectionary Scripture Notes Cycle B

    $30.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788026362Norman BeckBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2011Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Lectionary Preaching Workbook Series 8 Cycle A

    $49.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788026256Carlos WiltonBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2010Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Feasting On The Word Year A 2

    $50.00

    With the twelve-volume series Feasting on the Word, Westminster John Knox Press offers one of the most extensive and well-respected resources for preaching on the market today. When complete, the twelve volumes will cover all of the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with moveable occasions.
    The page layout is truly unique. For each lectionary text, preachers will find brief essays–one each on the exegetical, theological, pastoral, and homiletical challenges of the text. Each volume will also contain an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers may make use of its contents.

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  • Lectionary Scripture Notes Cycle A

    $24.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788026331Norman BeckBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2010Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Feasting On The Word Year A 1

    $50.00

    With the twelve-volume series Feasting on the Word, Westminster John Knox Press offers one of the most extensive and well-respected resources for preaching on the market today. When complete, the twelve volumes will cover all of the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with moveable occasions.
    The page layout is truly unique. For each lectionary text, preachers will find brief essays–one each on the exegetical, theological, pastoral, and homiletical challenges of the text. Each volume will also contain an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers may make use of its contents.

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  • Word Is Very Near You Sundays

    $31.99

    “For the many thousands of clergy, readers and lay preachers who, week by week, seek inspiration as they prepare sermons on the set lectionary readings, here is an expert, wise and extremely down to earth guide. He may have a PhD and have taught at the University of Cambridge, but John Pridmore’s preaching skills were forged in a parish in one of the most notorious areas of London’s East End where there was absolutely no room for platitudes or escapist readings of the Scriptures. He quickly learned that in such a context, the Bible actually did have some real, gritty meaning for today or it had none at all. With this approach, and with his outstanding gifts as writer, he has written on the lectionary readings each week in the “”Church Times”” for the last three years. Wisdom, strongly tempered by reality, shines out from every paragraph as he skilfully explores, interprets and applies the set readings. Many such lectionary commentaries and companions exist already, but John Pridmore’s contribution to this genre will be widely welcomed.

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  • Water From The Rock Cycle C

    $26.95

    We all need refreshment on our spiritual journey, and there’s no better source than a daily encounter with God’s Word. In these pages, Stephen McCutchan helps you find the living water offered to us by the rock of the almighty. His complete set of insightful meditations, based on scripture texts from Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary, guide you through each Sunday’s passages by focusing on key themes and highlighting the central meaning for our everyday lives.

    This volume is perfect for use as a daily devotional – five easy-to-follow formats for personal meditation are included, allowing you to combine prayer time with reading one of the week’s scripture texts and its accompanying commentary. It’s also a valuable reference for sermon preparation, as well as an excellent curriculum for adult classes integrating Bible study with Sunday worship. Water from the Rock is an inspirational resource that will strengthen your connection with the divine story and your ability to hear God’s voice speaking through scripture.
    Stephen P. McCutchan, after serving three churches in the pastoral ministry for 38 years, focuses his energies in retirement on developing resources to nurture and support the health of clergy. He leads workshops on clergy health and maintains a weekly blog reflecting on the life of clergy, www.smccutchan.com. He has written over a dozen books including a three-volume devotional for pastors based on the Revised Common Lectionary, and an award-winning book on using the Psalms in ministry. In 2013 he published a mystery novel, A Star and a Tear, and three volumes of short stories about various experiences of clergy life available at his website or on Amazon. He is currently working on a series of books under the theme Healthy Clergy Make Healthy Congregations that will include Rediscovering the Company of Pastors, An Interim’s Gift to Congregations, and God Laughs, Why Don’t You?

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  • Lectionary Worship Workbook Series 4 Cycle C

    $43.95

    This comprehensive library of creative liturgical material helps you design worship that transforms Sunday services from empty ritual into an individual, collective experience with the Holy. Julia Ross Strope takes worshipers on a journey to the sacred dimension with words and images that highlight the connection of our souls to God’s heart. For every Sunday and other major occasion throughout the church year, this volume provides inclusive and affirming resources – calls to worship, a wide variety of prayers, hymn suggestions, and brief sermon ideas – all specifically based on the day’s readings and using contemporary language that connects with the people in your pews. This innovative workbook is a rich source of thought-provoking material that can be used as written or easily adapted to fit your individual circumstances – you’ll use it again and again to keep your worship services fresh, passionate, and stimulating.

    Strope divides the church year into seven “motions” of spiritual journey corresponding to the seasons:

    ? In Motion (Advent) – The calendar cycle begins again, and we are busy enjoying family and friends while anticipating the birth of God’s Child.
    ? Commotion (Christmas) – When the incarnation is realized, commotion erupts; food and stories, gifts and memories are integral to the celebration.
    ? Locomotion (Epiphany) – As the commotion subsides, people integrate gifts into their closets and lifestyles as they move about and seek the Light of the World.
    ?No Motion (Lent) – After the flurry of activity of the preceding seasons, we look inward and reflect on what the Divine is challenging us to be and to do.
    ? Emotion (Easter) – The time of reflection erupts into new options as the reality of the resurrection transforms life in nature and the human soul.
    ? Promotion (early Pentecost) – The period of activity and inner empowerment is projected to the outer world, with a passion to promote justice and tell others about God.
    ? Slow Motion (late Pentecost) – Like an agricultural cycle, rest takes over as passion turns into the wisdom gleaned from experience… and the cycle ends so that a new generative period can begin.

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  • In The Beginning Was The Word Cycle C

    $15.95

    In the Beginning Was the Word provides a powerful tool for focusing attention on the scripture readings and facilitating worshipers’ active participation in weekly services. For each Sunday and major celebration in the church year, Dallas Brauninger arranges one assigned passage from Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary as a dramatic choral reading – allowing anyone (of whatever age) who can read and speak to become a leader in worship. The texts are drawn from the New Revised Standard Version. Also included are practical tips for effective performance, as well as a handy pronunciation guide, scripture index, and listing of the required number of participants for each week’s reading.

    Worship can be enhanced by exploring different ways to read the lessons. One resource which can be a great asset is In the Beginning Was the Word. Speech choirs provide opportunities for a broad spectrum of church members to make a short-term commitment to participate in worship. This experience can blend generations and build a sense of community within congregations.

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  • Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit Series 6 Cycle C

    $22.95

    This volume is just what any pastor needs when looking for something special to spice up a Sunday sermon – it’s full of imaginative and inspirational meditations that breathe new life into scripture texts from Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary. Leininger gives readers a new perspective on a passage from each week’s assigned readings with a thought-provoking reflection that puts in the context of modern life. This is much more than just a source of stimulating sermon illustrations – it’s also a treasure chest of devotional reading that will make any reader pause and reflect on God’s wonderful hand at work in our daily activities. It’s a must-have resource for any church library.

    Some of the intriguing chapters are:
    ? The Speed Bump on the Road to Bethlehem
    ? Silly Goose
    ? Love Your Enemy? Are You Kidding, Lord?
    ? Sonny Moneybags
    ? The Judas Gene
    ? The Forgiveness Business
    ? Trouble in the Parsonage
    ? Pax Christi or Pox Christi?
    ? The Locust Years

    …and many more!

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  • Sermons On The Second Readings Series 3 Cycle C

    $37.95

    The New Testament epistles offer us a unique look at some of the struggles faced bythe early church, and how those first-century Christians worked through some ofthe theological and pastoral issues that divided them. In this anthology ofinsightful sermons based on the second readings from Cycle B of the RevisedCommon Lectionary, five distinguished preachers explore the epistles and showthat their lessons on life and faith still offer valuable guidance for today’scomplex challenges. This volume includes messages for every Sunday and majorcelebration throughout the entire church year, and is filled with compellingstories and wisdom. It’s a preaching, teaching, and meditation resource thatwill be a welcome addition to any library.

    This essential resource is useful for:
    Fresh homiletical approaches to the lectionary texts
    Inspiring preaching illustrations and sermon starters
    Understanding scripture passages
    Adult study and discussion groups
    Personal devotions and Bible study

    Some of the captivating sermons included in this collection are:
    Jesus — The Leader of Our Team
    Learning the Recipe for Life
    Show Me Your Credentials
    The iPod vs. the Larynx
    All in God’s Time
    God’s Chain Reaction
    Freedom Calling
    Killing What Is Already Dead
    Guarding the Treasure
    Living in Chains
    A New Resolve
    …and many more!

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  • Ancient Christian Devotional Lectionary Cycle C

    $22.00

    Table Of Contents
    Introduction
    Devotionals
    Ancient Christian Commentary Citations
    Prayer Citations
    Biographical Sketches
    Index Of Names And Sources

    Additional Info
    A follow-up to the previous Ancient Christian Devotional, which follows lectionary cycle A, this devotional guide follows lectionary cycle C, which begins in Advent 2009. This guide to prayer and reflection combines excerpts from the writings of the church fathers as found in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture with a simple structure for daily or weekly reading and prayer.

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  • Feasting On The Word Year B 4

    $50.00

    Season after Pentecost 2 (Propers 17-Reign of Christ) With this popular new lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox Press offers one of the most extensive resources for preaching on the market today. When complete, the twelve volumes of the series will cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. They might focus on the Gospel text, for instance, by reading all four essays provided for that text, or they might explore connections between the Hebrew Bible, Psalm, Gospel, and Epistle texts by reading the theological essays for each one. Each lectionary year will consist of four volumes, one for the Advent and Christmas season, one for Lent and Easter, and one for each half of Ordinary Time.

    In Ordinary Time, the Old Testament lections in Feasting on the Word are from the complementary stream for Year A, split between the complementary and semicontinuous streams for Year B, and from the semicontinuous stream for Year C. Essays on the alternate lections will be available on the Feasting on the Word web site beginning for Year C in May 2010.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. They might focus on the Gospel text, for instance, by reading all four essays provided for that text, or they might explore connections between the Hebrew Bible, Psalm, Gospel, and Epistle texts by reading the theological essays for each one. Each lectionary year will consist of four volumes, one for the Advent and Christmas season, one for Lent and Easter, and one for each half of Ordinary Time.

    In Ordinary Time, the Old Testament lections in Feasting on the Word are from the complementary stream for Year A, split between the complementary and semicontinuous streams for Year B, and from the semicontinuous stream for Year C.

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  • Feasting On The Word Year B 3

    $50.00

    Pentecost and Season after Pentecost 1 (Propers 3-16) With this popular new lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox Press offers one of the most extensive resources for preaching on the market today. When complete, the twelve volumes of the series will cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. They might focus on the Gospel text, for instance, by reading all four essays provided for that text, or they might explore connections between the Hebrew Bible, Psalm, Gospel, and Epistle texts by reading the theological essays for each one. Each lectionary year will consist of four volumes, one for the Advent and Christmas season, one for Lent and Easter, and one for each half of Ordinary Time.

    In Ordinary Time, the Old Testament lections in Feasting on the Word are from the complementary stream for Year A, split between the complementary and semicontinuous streams for Year B, and from the semicontinuous stream for Year C.

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  • Welcoming The Word In Year B

    $19.95

    In this collection of weekly reflections on the Sunday Lectionary for Year B, Verna Holyhead draws us into the inspired texts of both the Old and New Testaments. Through a rich tapestry of literary forms, historical contributions, and life experiences, Holyhead gives us surprising perspectives and carefully constructed contexts, which are sure to enrich our appreciation for the Word of God. In addition to following St. Benedict’s admonition to glean a harvest by attending mindfully to the pages and passages of the inspired books of the Old and New Testaments, Holyhead generously layers her commentary with insights distilled from the Rule itself.

    As a sourcebook for pastoral ministry or a reference for personal or communal reflection, this volume will assist believers who desire to engage more deeply with the Word.

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  • Feasting On The Word Year B 1

    $50.00

    This new lectionary commentary series offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. When complete, the twelve volumes will cover all of the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with moveable occasions such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints Day.

    For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays on the exegetical, theological, pastoral, and homiletical challenges of the text, with freedom to begin where they choose. They may decide to focus on the Gospel text, for instance, by reading all four essays provided for that text. Or they may decide to look for connections between the Hebrew Bible, Psalm, Gospel, and Epistle texts by reading the theological essays on each one.

    Each lectionary year will consist of four volumes, one for the Advent and Christmas season, one for Lent and Easter, and one for each half of Ordinary Time.

    While the twelve volumes of the series will follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume will contain an index of biblical passages so that non-lectionary preachers may make use of its contents.

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  • Lectionary Preaching Workbook Series 5 Cycle B

    $49.95

    Bigger, stronger, better! This newly revised edition of Russell Anderson’s best-selling Lectionary Preaching Workbook retains all of the great features that have made it an indispensable tool for busy pastors who need a helping hand with their weekly homiletic research and want to make the most of their limited preparation time. Combining concise but insightful textual notes with a wide range of creative preaching ideas, each chapter provides plenty of starting points for developing stimulating sermons that make the scriptures come alive for the people in the pews. In addition to a convenient sermon planning template plus overviews of Mark (the featured Gospel narrator in Cycle B) and each liturgical season, every week’s material includes:
    * a listing of applicable Revised Common, Roman Catholic, and Episcopal lectionary texts
    * a theme for the day
    * brief commentary on the Old Testament, New Testament, and Gospel lessons
    * a prayer for the day
    * theological reflections exploring the relationships between the texts
    * several possible preaching approaches, each with a suggested title and “sermon angle”
    * additional illustrations to assist in fleshing out the message

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  • In The Beginning Was The Word Cycle B

    $17.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788025716Dallas BrauningerBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2008Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Lectionary Hymns For Cycle B

    $9.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788025501Clyde WentzellBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2008Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Streams Of Living Water Cycle B

    $26.95

    We all need sustenance for our spiritual journey, and there’s no better source of nourishment than reading God’s Word. In these pages, McCutchan helps you fill your cup with a refreshing drink from the Almighty’s streams of living water. complete set of meditations, based on scripture texts from Cycle B of the Revised Common Lectionary, guides you through each Sunday’s passages by focusing on key themes and highlighting the central meaning for our everyday lives.

    This volume is perfect for use as a daily devotional – five to-follow formats for personal meditation are included, allowing you to combine prayer time with reading one of the week’s scripture texts and its accompanying commentary. It’s also a valuable reference for preparation, as well as an excellent curriculum for adult classes integrating Bible study with Sunday worship. However you use it, Streams of Living Water is an inspirational resource that will your connection with the divine story and your ability to hear God’s voice speaking through scripture.

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  • Lectionary Worship Aids Series 4 Cycle B

    $20.95

    What an asset! Imagine having a person on your staff doing weekly research on thematic materials for worship. What a time-saver to be able to turn quickly to suggested calls to worship, prayers, and hymns appropriate for the lectionary Sunday. Jim Wilson’s book of resources is like having him on your staff. Sharp, to the point, thematic, clear.

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  • Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit Series 6 Cycle B

    $26.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788025457David LeiningerBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2008Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • 1979 Book Of Common Prayer Readers Edition

    $72.99

    This handsome edition of the Book of Common Prayer features a large, easy-to-read typeface which is perfect for use in public worship settings or for people with vision difficulties. This new edition includes the Revised Common Lectionary.

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  • 1979 Book Of Common Prayer Economy Edition

    $19.99

    This popular prayer book style now includes both the new Revised Common Lectionary and the classic 1979 Lectionary.

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  • 1979 Book Of Common Prayer Economy Edition

    $19.99

    This popular prayer book style now includes both the new Revised Common Lectionary and the classic 1979 Lectionary.

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  • 1979 Book Of Common Prayer Economy Edition

    $19.99

    This popular prayer book style now includes both the new Revised Common Lectionary and the classic 1979 Lectionary.

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  • Watching And Waiting

    $21.00

    Awareness of the liturgical seasons of the year has increased greatly in recent years, as the popularity of the Common Worship Times and Seasons volume has illustrated. Churches are constantly looking for ways to enrich their seasonal celebrations, and the first point of better celebration is better understanding. Of all the seasons, Advent is the least understood, the least studied. An entirely Western phenomenon without much of a preaching or liturgical tradition, it is characterised as much by its folk customs – the advent wreath and the Feast of St Nicholas – as by its biblical themes. Here is a book that helps to create a fuller theology of Advent. Kenneth Stevenson characteristically draws on biblical, historical and liturgical evidence to show how the churches have understood and kept Advent down the centuries, and finds that the season has much to say to contemporary concerns in today’s church and world, from how we do mission to Richard Dawkins’ brand of atheism and a surprising number of issues in between.

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  • Sing Gods Glory

    $24.00

    Revised Expanded Edition
    Over 12,500 copies sold
    This tabulated guide enables clergy and worship leaders to choose hymns that relate to the day’s Bible readings for each Sunday, major holy days and festivals throughout the Christian year. Three cycles are offered for years A, B and C of the lectionary. Listings are included from all the main hymn books in popular use. New in this volume are: “”CH4″”, “”The Irish Presbyterian Hymn Book””, and “”New English Praise””. Other books featured are “”Common Praise””, “”Hymns Old & New””, “”Complete Mission Praise”” and other leading denominational hymnbooks.

    A range of choices is offered for opening, gradual, offertory and closing hymns. All selections are labelled to show whether they relate to the Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle or Gospel reading. For every occasion between twenty and thirty hymns are suggested, making for more integrated and enhanced acts of worship.

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  • Welcoming The Word In Year A

    $24.95

    In this volume of weekly reflections on the Sunday Lectionary for Year A, Holyhead calls readers not only to hear the Word of God, but to act on that Word. Using Scripture, poetry, and history, these meditations give readers an appreciation for how the readings impact and reflect their lives.

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  • Invocations And Benedictions For The Revised Common Lectionary

    $23.99

    Invocations and Benedictions for the Revised Common Lectionary is an ideal resource for worship leaders and planners. Materials related to the full three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary are included in this one resource, making it an excellent addition to an existing library of lectionary resources.

    Invocations and Benedictions for the Revised Common Lectionary supplies one invocation and one benediction for each Sunday of years A, B, and C of the lectionary. In addition, worship material for 14 special occasions and seasonal celebrations is included. A scripture index provides assistance with locating invocations and benedictions related to specific biblical passages.

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  • Bible Stories For All Ages Year A

    $34.00

    A lectionary year’s worth of Bible stories for children aged three and up that can also be used in intergenerational worship. Many of the stories are interactive and get children involved in the telling. Educators have found that this experiential way of telling stories helps children–and all ages–remember and integrate the stories far better than passive storytelling. Chosen from the well-loved Whole People of God and the “Age 3-5” level of the imaginative Seasons of the Spirit curricula, these stories make it easy to tell often difficult or complex Bible stories in a positive, clear, and uncomplicated manner. Reproducible activity sheets and suggestions for experiential learning accompany the stories. Small churches may find this package useful at times of intergenerational worship, when only a few children are present and there is no Sunday school class. Even though these stories are geared to a very young audience, leaders have found that telling these stories during a worship service helps all ages comprehend the message in a very enjoyable and deep way. An easy-to-use index helps you find stories by scripture and theme.

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  • Lectionary Preaching Workbook Series 5 Cycle A

    $47.95

    Bigger, stronger, better! This newly revised edition of Russell Anderson’s best-selling Lectionary Preaching Workbook retains all of the great features that have made it an indispensable tool for busy pastors who need a helping hand with their weekly homiletic research and want to make the most of their limited preparation time. Combining concise but insightful textual notes with a wide range of creative preaching ideas, each chapter provides plenty of starting points for developing stimulating sermons that make the scriptures come alive for the people in the pews. In addition to a convenient sermon planning template plus overviews of Matthew (the featured Gospel narrator in Cycle A) and each liturgical season, every week’s material includes:
    * a listing of applicable Revised Common, Roman Catholic, and Episcopal lectionary texts
    * a theme for the day
    * brief commentary on the Old Testament, New Testament, and Gospel lessons
    * a prayer for the day
    * theological reflections exploring the relationships between the texts
    * several possible preaching approaches, each with a suggested title and “sermon angle”
    * additional illustrations to assist in fleshing out the message

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  • Water From The Well Cycle A

    $25.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788024818Stephen McCutchanBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2007Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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