2017 — Year A Resources

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anglican_lectionary_2017_250The Lectionary:
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The resources on this page will help ministers and worship leaders to plan and lead services during 2017 – Year A.

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Preaching and Worship

anglican_lectionary_2017_250The Lectionary: Te Maramataka 2017. Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia. Pbk 146pp. $8.99. [3 in stock] Add_to_Cart_Button

The Lectionary: Te Maramataka is produced each year to help meet the worship needs of the Anglican church here. It provides information you need to plan the Eucharist and other services, and to say the Daily offices on a regular basis. It puts into convenient form many of the provisions of The New Zealand Prayer Book and introduces elements from other sources which will be of benefit to the church.

Can also be used as a guide to daily devotional readings.

dragon_talks_year_a_250wDragon Talks: Puppet Scripts for Lectionary Year A. James Lepard. Pbk 144pp 8.5″ x 11″. Includes CD ROM. ISBN: 9781770648074. Wood Lake. (2016). $43.99. [Allow 4-6 weeks] Add_to_Cart_Button

Robbie the dragon and author James Lepard draw readers of all ages into the text of the Bible using puppet scripts for each week of the Revised Common Lectionary Year A. These scripts, both entertaining and thought-provoking are designed for use during “children’s time” in worship and can also be used as part of any Christian education program.

Tough concepts and puzzling questions will be addressed during the playful and engaging conversations with our favourite dragon.  Each script is written for two readers: “Robbie” and one other person. The book includes a CD containing the scripts and permission is granted to duplicate the scripts for use within the congregation.

 

Abingdon-Worship-Annual-2017-9781501810930Abingdon Worship Annual 2017: Worship Planning Resources for Every Sunday of the Year. Mary J Scifres, B J Beu eds. 352pp. ISBN 9781501810930. Abingdon (2016). $49.99. [Allow 4 weeks]
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The trusted planning resource for traditional and contemporary worship.

The Abingdon Worship Annual 2017 offers fresh worship planning resources for all who plan and lead weekly worship. Worship leaders “need to offer prayers, prepare an order of worship, select music, and even prepare a sermon. Into that weekly task, we offer this resource to strengthen your ability to lead creatively and prepare consistently.”

Using a theme based on the Revised Common Lectionary readings, each week’s offering of prayers and litanies follows a basic pattern of Christian worship:

  • Invitation and Gathering
  • Proclamation and Response
  • Thanksgiving and Communion
  • Sending Forth

Searchable online extras! Available exclusively to Abingdon Worship Annual users. Along with the entire print text in PDF format for ease of navigation and use, the book also offers these extras:

  • Song suggestions for each week, hyperlinked to the text
  • Annotated Resource List with links to helpful worship planning websites
  • Liturgies and prayers for New Year’s Day, Ascension Day and All Saints Day.

Now more than ever, the Abingdon Worship Annual is a must-have sourcebook offering countless opportunities for planning meaningful and insightful worship.
Abingdon-Preaching-Annual-2017-9781501815140Abingdon Preaching Annual 2017: Planning Sermons and Services for Fifty-Two Sundays. Scott Hoezee ed. 208pp. ISBN 9781501815140. Abingdon (2016). $49.99. [Allow 4 weeks] Add_to_Cart_Button

The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2017 is a source of inspiration and edification for pastors. It includes:

  • The Primary Theme: Fleshed out with brief, pithy nuggets of thought, idea jump-starters, or questions designed to spur the preacher’s imagination.
  • Secondary or Parallel Themes: Two or three themes or streams of thought that are related to but separate from the primary theme.
  • Worship Helps: Including Gathering Prayer, Collect, Pastoral Prayer, Congregational Prayer, Responsive Reading, and a Closing Prayer or Benediction.
  • Topical Essays: These 700 word essays cover a variety of current and critical topics for the preacher—contributed by leading homileticians.
  • Full Sermons: The full text from six to twelve sermons, with more available online. These sermons will highlight best practices, unique approaches and fresh voices.
  • Sermon Series Ideas: Outlines and describes ideas for creating a sermon series based on lectionary readings.

Abingdon-Theological-Companion-to-the-Lectionary-9781426740350Abingdon Theological Companion to the Lectionary – Preaching Year A. Paul Scott Wilson ed. 322pp. ISBN 9781426740350. Abingdon (2013). $57.00. Add_to_Cart_Button

The Abingdon Theological Companion to the Lectionary gets straight to the point of the Revised Common Lectionary: to allow God’s people to encounter the meaning of Scripture through the Word read and proclaimed.

For each Sunday or occasion, a homiletician and a theologian have collaborated on commentary that will help preachers create substantive and life-changing sermons. Designed to focus on the deep meaning of the biblical text, and the questions it raises for life as a Christian in the modern world, the Abingdon Theological Companion to the Lectionary begins with the conviction that Scripture speaks first and foremost to Christians now. While informed by the best in biblical studies, its commentary on the Scripture passages of the Revised Common Lectionary engages Christian belief and action in the present day.

The Abingdon Theological Companion to the Lectionary will help the preacher to think deeply about the meaning of Scripture and communicate to worshipers the power of Scripture in their daily lives.

Prayers_for_all_Seasons_Year_APrayers For All Seasons: Based on The Revised Common Lectionary Year A. Ellen Turnbull. 188pp. ISBN 9781770648098. Wood Lake (2016). $49.99. Add_to_Cart_Button

The Prayers for All Seasons series offers weekly prayers that complement the readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. This Year A addition to the collection completes the set of three lectionary years, providing a complete, handy, and valuable resource. (Ask us about Years B & C)

Each volume contains an entire year’s worth of prayers. Use as a weekly resource, or dip into it as needed. Prayers for All Seasons includes selections from the Seasons of the Spirit lectionary-based Christian education curriculum – which is embraced by thousands of congregations around the world. Prayers from the collection can be used in various ways and at various times during worship or outside of the worship setting. Each book features a variety of prayer formats, including responsive prayers, breath prayers, and prayers with actions. A scripture index provides easy reference.

 

Preacher's-Guide-to-Lectionary-Sermon-Series-9780664261191A Preacher’s Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series: Thematic Plans for Years A, B, and C. 280pp. ISBN 9780664261191. Westminster John Knox (2016). $64.00. Add_to_Cart_Button

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, a chart that outlines each segment of the series, tips and ideas, scriptural references, and a brief sermon starter.

The series honours holy days and seasons and responds to typical patterns of church attendance, maximising visitor retention and member engagement.

Pastors can honour their commitment to lectionary preaching while taking advantage of the benefits series preaching can offer with this truly unique resource.

Feasting-on-the-Word-Worship-Companion-set-Year-A-9780664261931Feasting on the Word Worship Companion, Year A – Two-Volume Set: Liturgies for Year A. 520pp. Hardback. ISBN 9780664261931. Westminster John Knox (2015). $118.00.Add_to_Cart_Button

Based on the Revised Common Lectionary, the Feasting on the Word Worship Companion series provides liturgical pieces used in preparing for worship, offering a multitude of poetic prayers and responsive readings for all parts of worship.

In addition, the weekly entries include questions for reflection and household prayers for morning and evening that are drawn from the lectionary, allowing churches to include them in their bulletin for parishioners to use throughout the week.

During times of the year when two different tracks of Old Testament texts are offered by the Revised Common Lectionary, this resource offers an entire set of materials for both tracks.

A CD-ROM is included with each volume to enable planners to easily cut and paste relevant readings, prayers, and questions into worship bulletins.

Feasting-on-the-Word-Children's-Sermons-for-Year-A-9780664261078Feasting on the Word Children’s Sermons for Year A. Carol A Wehrheim. 178pp. ISBN 9780664261078. Westminster John Knox (2016). $42.00. Available October.Add_to_Cart_Button

Many pastors are confused about what to say during children’s time in churches. Feasting on the Word Children’s Sermons for Year A offers practical suggestions for preparing and delivering the children’s sermon.

After explaining the purpose of the children’s sermon, noted Christian educator Carol Wehrheim provides a story for each Sunday of the church year based on the Revised Common Lectionary. In addition, she provides a few stories for special moments in the church’s life, such as when a mission group is commissioned, church leaders are ordained or a death occurs.

This resource provides pastors and other church leaders with fresh, engaging stories that children will understand and enjoy.

Feasting-on-the-Word-Year-A-4-Vol-Set-pbk- 9780664260484Feasting on the Word, Year A, 4-Volume Set (Paperback). David L Bartlett ed. 1812pp. ISBN 9780664260484. Westminster John Knox (2016). $249.00.Add_to_Cart_Button

With this 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 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 – homiletical challenges of the text.

This gives preachers 16 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. Each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that non-lectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

Feasting-on-the-Word-Year-A-4-Vol-Set-Hardback-9780664237141Feasting on the Word, Year A, 4-Volume Set (Hardback) David L Bartlett, Barbara Brown Taylor eds. 1816pp  ISBN9780664237141. Westminster John Knox (2011). $320.00. Add_to_Cart_Button

With this 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, 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 – homiletical challenges of the text.

This gives preachers 16 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. Each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that non-lectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

Daily Devotional Readings

Upper_Room_Disciplines_2017Upper Room Disciplines 2017: A Book of Daily Devotions. Rita Collett ed. 448pp. ISBN 9780835815512. Upper Room (2016). $32.00. Add_to_Cart_Button

Many Christians identify daily time spent with God as their most valuable spiritual habit. The short yet thoughtful meditations in The Upper Room Disciplines can help you feel God’s presence and strengthen your faith.

Fifty-three writers share insights on scripture and guide you to spend time reflecting on God’s messages for you. Each simple one-page devotion includes:

  • a selected Bible reading
  • a meditation on the scripture passage
  • a prayer or suggestion for reflection

Nourish your spirit, find daily inspiration, and discover the joy of friendship with God with these devotions.

Upper_Room_Disciplines_2017-enlarged_printUpper Room Disciplines 2017 – Enlarged Print: A Book of Daily Devotions. Rita Collett ed. 448pp. ISBN 9780835815529. Upper Room (2016). $39.00. Add_to_Cart_Button

Many Christians identify daily time spent with God as their most valuable spiritual habit. The short yet thoughtful meditations in The Upper Room Disciplines can help you feel God’s presence and strengthen your faith.

Fifty-three writers share insights on scripture and guide you to spend time reflecting on God’s messages for you. Each simple one-page devotion includes:

  • a selected Bible reading
  • a meditation on the scripture passage
  • a prayer or suggestion for reflection

Nourish your spirit, find daily inspiration, and discover the joy of friendship with God with these devotions.


Fresh_from_the_Word_2017_largeFresh from the Word 2017: the Bible for a Change.
Nathan Eddy ed. ISBN: 9780857217837. 374pp. IBRA (Sep 2016). $30.00.

Fresh From the Word  will inspire your reading of the Bible in a changing world. Bringing together top theologians and biblical scholars, cutting-edge church leaders, activists for peace and justice and a range of creative Christian writers of different nationalities, Fresh From the Word 2017 offers 366 sets of notes, prayers and suggestions for action on biblical themes.

Star contributors and themes this year include:

  • Rector of All Saints Anglican Church, Cape Town, Bruce Jenneker on love and prayer in Matthew
  • Parish priest in a largely Muslim town in Mozambique, Helen Van Koevering on face-to-face friendships
  • Benedictine solitary in New Zealand, Erice Fairbrother on dreams and dreamers
  • Bishop in the Church of God of Prophecy, UK, Delroy Hall on the last hours of Jesus’ life
  • Friendship in the Digital Age
  • Do not be afraid
  • Here I stand (Martin Luther 500th anniversary)
  • Readings in Matthew.

This fresh approach to Bible reading is aimed at new readers of the Bible from across the church, as well as anyone seeking a faithful, creative and challenging conversation with the Bible every day of the year.