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(PUBAbingdon)Just what the pastor ordered! Basing the entire worship service on readings from the Revised Common Lectionary, Hostetter creates calls to worship, invocations, declarations of pardon, and prayers of confession, thanksgiving, dedication, intercession, and commemoration. Useful in any denomination. 192 pages, softcover.
Pastors and worship leaders know that one encounters God through the reading of Scripture in worship. They sometimes encounter difficulty, however, in integrating the day's readings from the lectionary with the other elements of worship. While worshippers usually meet the biblical text face to face in the sermon, David Hostetter believes that it would be better if they attune to hear the Word throughout the whole of worship.
This book will help pastors and other leaders weave the themes of the day's lections throughout the worship service. Entries for each Sunday of the three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary include:
- Call to Worship
- Prayer of Confession and Declaration of Pardon
- Prayer of the Day
- Prayer of Thanksgiving
- Prayer of Dedication
- Offertory Prayer
- Prayer of Intercession and Commemoration
- One-sentence introductions to each of the lections.
(2001) Rev. B. David Hostetter is a retired Presbyterian pastor and christian educator who has served congregations in both the PCUSA and the Presbyterian Church in Canada. He is a member of the Presbyterian Writers' Guild, and is the Moderator of the Presbytery of Saint John, New Brunswick, New Jersey.