Grace Episcopal Church, Oak Park, Illinois has become a model for how to engage all generations in an experiential and fully inclusive Eucharistic liturgy. The Rite Place is a 30-minute service designed for young children and their households in response to the congregations desire to offer welcoming worship for all ages. This book has three parts: the theology of intergenerational worship, including pastoral issues and how a church might get started to implement such a model; the use of music as an integral piece to worship as formation; and complete liturgies for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Maundy Thursday/ Good Friday, Easter, and the Season of Pentecost/Summer that are accessible for other congregations to use in their own settings.
Ready-to-use liturgies with music, for all seasons of the church year
Offers a practical guide for child directed, inclusive worship
The Rev. Shawn M. Schreiner is rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Oak Park, IL, and is recognized for being on the forefront of liturgical innovation. She has served in four congregations since her ordination in 1991 and lives in Oak Park, Illinois.
Dr. Dennis E. Northway, an active and award-winning conductor, composer, organist, and teacher, is parish musician at Grace Episcopal Church. He has twice received the coveted "Who's Who among America's Teachers" award. His other books include Pipe Organs of Chicago, volumes one and two, co-authored with Stephen Schnurr, and the musical collection "ChicAGO Centenary Anthology." He lives in Chicago, Illinois.