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Lectionary Worship Workbook Series 4 Cycle C$43.95Add to cart
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.