Year C – 2019 Worship, Preaching and Devotional Resources

Year C – 2019 Worship, Preaching and Devotional Resources

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Fresh From the Word 2019.
Nathan Eddy.
Pbk 384pp. ISBN 9780857218834.
Monarch Books (2018).
[9 only at these reduced prices].

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Inspire your reading of the Bible in a changing world with our most popular daily devotional annual. Bringing together top theologians and biblical scholars, creative writers from around the world, cutting-edge church leaders, activists for peace and justice and a range of others, this book offers 366 sets of notes, prayers and suggestions for action on biblical themes.

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.

Upper Room Disciplines 2019:
A Book of Daily Devotions.
Erin Palmer.
Pbk 448pp. ISBN 9780835817424.
Upper Room Books (2018).
[Allow 2-3 weeks].

Reading and reflecting on scripture is a spiritual practice that provides daily inspiration and spiritual nourishment for those who seek God. In this best-selling devotional guide, readers encounter a diverse community of thoughtful Christian writers and theologians who guide them toward a deeper relationship with God.

Each reading in includes a selected scripture passage, a meditation on the scripture, and a prayer or suggestion for reflection. The book offers 7 days of engagement with the upcoming Sunday’s lectionary texts. Each week of devotions is written by one author and focuses on one theme to provide extended depth into how the ancient stories of the Bible apply to our lives today.

Writers for 2019 include Tony Campolo, Daniel Benedict, Valerie Isenhower, James Harnish, Michael Williams, Sharon Seyfarth Garner, Todd Outcalt, James Howell, Melissa Tidwell, Larry Peacock, and Steve Harper.

Upper Room Disciplines 2019:
Enlarged Print. 
7.5” x 9.25”
Erin Palmer.
Pbk 448pp. ISBN 9780835817431.
Upper Room Books (2018).
[Allow 2-3 weeks].


Contents as for the above regular size edition.

Zondervan 2019 Pastor’s Annual:
An Idea and Resource Book.
T T Crabtree.
Pbk 432pp. ISBN 9780310536642.
Zondervan (2018).
[Allow 2-3 weeks].

Countless preachers have turned to the Zondervan Pastor’s Annual to save them time in sermon and service preparation. This tried-and-true resource makes your demanding job as a pastor a lot easier. Use its contents as is, or tailor it to fit your unique approach.

The Zondervan 2019 Pastor’s Annual supplies you with:

  • Morning and evening services for every Sunday of the year
  • Sermon topics and texts fully indexed
  • Definitive and usable sermon outlines
  • Devotionals and Bible studies for midweek services
  • Fresh and applicable illustrations
  • Appropriate hymn selections
  • Special-day services for church and civil calendars
  • Meditations on Lord’s Supper observance
  • Wedding ceremonies and themes
  • Funeral messages and Scriptures
  • Basic pastoral ministry helps
  • Messages for children and young people
  • Offertory prayers

Abingdon Preaching Annual 2019:
Planning Sermons and Services for Fifty-Two Sundays.
Scott Hoezee ed.
Pbk 192pp. ISBN 9781501858857.

Abingdon Press (2018).
[Allow 2-3 weeks].

Covers Sundays, Christmas and Easter. Each week’s entry includes a Primary Theme, Secondary Themes, Call to Worship, Benediction and other prayers. Also includes essays on preaching topics, full sermons, and sermon series ideas.

The Annual is designed to stir the preacher’s imagination; offer fresh, intriguing ideas; and point the preacher in a good direction. A source of inspiration for preachers.

Abingdon Worship Annual 2019:
Worship Planning Resources for Every Sunday of the Year.
Mary Scifres ed.
Pbk 352pp. ISBN 9781501857768.

Abingdon (2018).
[Allow 2-3 weeks].

New thematic Index! Offers fresh worship planning resources for all who plan and implement 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.”

Liturgies and prayers are also included for New Year’s Day, Ascension Day, All Saints Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Eve.

Using a theme based on the lectionary readings from the Common English Bible, 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

With the purchase of the print book, the entire resource text is available in downloadable, searchable PDF format.

Now more than ever, The Abingdon Worship Annual is a must-have sourcebook offering countless opportunities for planning meaningful and insightful worship.

A Preacher’s Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series:
Thematic Plans for Years A, B, and C.
Jessica Miller Kelley; Amy K Butler. Pbk

320pp. ISBN 9780664261191.
Westminister John Knox (2016).
[Allow 2-3 weeks].

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 12 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 honours holy days and seasons and responds to typical patterns of church attendance, maximizing 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.

Abingdon Theological Companion to the Lectionary:
Preaching Year C.
Paul Scott Wilson.
Pbk 320pp. ISBN 9781426729775.

Abingdon (2012).
[Allow 6-8 weeks].

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. This book will help the preacher to think deeply about the meaning of Scripture and communicate to worshipers the power of Scripture in their daily lives.

Canterbury Preacher’s Companion 2019:
150 complete sermons for Sundays, Festivals and Special Occasions.
Michael Counsell.
Pbk 348pp. ISBN 9781848259416.

Canterbury Press (2018).
[Publishing 31 Oct 2018, then allow 4-6 weeks].

150 complete sermons for the coming calendar year, with hymn suggestions. For each Sunday of the year there are two sermons based on the Principal and Second Service lectionaries, plus a section of sermons for special occasions – Mothering Sunday, Harvest, baptism, marriage, funerals – and for all major saints’ days.

In addition, it offers at-a-glance summaries of the Bible readings, seasonal introductions, a full colour liturgical calendar and hymns suggestions throughout the year. The sermons are complete and ready to use, or can be used as a base for local adaptation. A boon for hard-pressed clergy and preachers everywhere.

A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship: Year C, Volume 1, Advent Through Epiphany.
Thomas G Long; Cynthia L Rigby; Luke A Powery; Joel B. Green.
Hbk 400pp. ISBN 9780664262433.

Westminster John Knox (2018).
[Allow 2-3 weeks].

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 lectionary 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.

A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship: Year C, Volume 2, Lent Through Pentecost.

Thomas G Long; Cynthia L Rigby; Luke A Powery; Joel B. Green.
Hbk 400pp. ISBN 9780664262440.

Westminster John Knox (2018).
[Allow 2-3 weeks].

Details as for Volume 1 above.

A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship: Year C, Volume 3, Season after Pentecost.

Thomas G Long; Cynthia L Rigby; Luke A Powery; Joel B. Green.
Hbk. Westminster John Knox.(2019).
[Publishing 23 April 2019,
then allow 2-3 weeks].

Details as for Volume 1 above.

Feasting on the Word Children’s Sermons for Year C.
Carol A Wehrheim.
Pbk 190pp. ISBN 9780664261092.

Westminister John Knox (2015).
[Allow 2-3 weeks].

Many pastors are confused about what to say during children’s time in churches. This book 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, a few stories are provided for special moments in the church’s life, such as when a mission group is commissioned, church leaders ordained, 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 Worship Companion, Year C:
Two-Volume Set: Liturgies for Year C.
Kimberly L Clayton; David Gambrell; Daniel M. Geslin; Kimberly Bracken Long and others.
Hbk 552pp. ISBN 9780664261955.

Westminister John Knox. (2015).
[Allow 2-3 weeks].

The Feasting on the Word Worship Companion series, provides liturgical pieces used in preparing for worship. It offers a multitude of poetic prayers and responsive readings for all parts of worship for churches that use the Revised Common Lectionary. 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 that enables planners to easily cut and paste relevant readings, prayers, and questions into worship bulletins.

Feasting on the Word:
Year C, 4-Volume Set –

David L Bartlett.
Pbk 1808pp. ISBN 9780664260507.

Westminister John Knox (2014).
[Allow 4-6 weeks].

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

Let Us Pray:
Intercessions Following The Revised Common Lectionary
Years A, B & C
Janet Nelson.
Pbk 366pp. ISBN 9781863717670.

HarperCollins (1999).
[4 in stock].

Philip personally recommends this book as his most useful and frequently used liturgical resource.

Janet Nelson beautifully distils and combines the key messages from the 4 RCL readings for each Sunday and Holy Day. Ministers, lay preachers an all who lead intercessions will get deep satisfaction from using the wonderful, responsive prayer resource. 

Writing prayers of intercession is an important ministry in the liturgical life of every congregation. Let Us Pray contains a collection of beautifully crafted prayers shaped around the three-year cycle of readings as set down for Sunday liturgy in the Revised Common Lectionary. Janet Nelson is a noted Liturgical Intercessor who brings gifts of great compassion and inclusivity along with liturgical, biblical and theological insight to this art of prayer. Let Us Pray will become an indispensable tool for all involved in the planning and preparation of liturgy. It also includes a liturgical index and prayers for special occasions and major festivals of the church year.

Prayers for All Seasons:
Based on the Revised Common Lectionary Year C.
Woodlake Publishing.
Pbk 188pp. ISBN 9781770647923

Woodlake Publishing (2015).
[Allow 4 weeks]

Offers a selection of prayers that complement the readings from Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary. Compiled from Seasons of the Spirit – one of North America’s most popular and enduring lectionary-based Christian education curricula, embraced by thousands of congregations around the world – the weekly prayers in this collection can be used in various ways and at various times during worship, including the call to worship, gathering, confession, offering, sending forth, and blessing. The collection also features a variety of prayer formats.

Contains an entire year’s worth of prayers. Use it every week, or dip into it as needed.

Preaching God’s Transforming Justice:
A Lectionary Commentary, Year C.
Dale P Andrews; Ronald J Allen; Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm eds.
Hbk 504pp. ISBN 9780664234553.

Westminister John Knox  (2012).
[Allow 2-3 weeks].

This is the second of three volumes in a unique commentary series that helps the preacher identify and reflect on the social implications of the biblical readings in the Revised Common Lectionary. The essays concentrate on the themes of social justice in the weekly texts and how those themes can be teachable moments for preaching social justice in the church.

In addition to the lectionary days, there are essays for twenty-two “Holy Days for Justice,” including Martin Luther King Day, Earth Day, World AIDS Day, and Children’s Sabbath. These days are intended to enlarge the church’s awareness of God’s call for justice and of the many ways that call comes to the church and world today.

Responsive Prayers:
For Every Week of the Church Year,
Year C.
David Sparks.
Pbk 296pp. ISBN 9781773430317.

Woodlake Publishing (2018).
Was $59.50, Now $28.00
[1 only in stock at this price].

This collection of responsive prayers, based on the Revised Common Lectionary Year C, is perfect for clergy and lay leaders alike. It offers an entire year’s worth of responsive prayers that can be adapted to a variety of settings and circumstances. This collection includes: full prayers for the Call to Worship, Opening Prayer, Words of Assurance, Offering Prayer, and Commissioning, as well as an outline for the Pastoral Prayer, for each Sunday of the lectionary year, plus Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

Some Sundays include additional prayer options. Also includes a scripture index. Authorization to reproduce and freely adapt all the prayers in the collection for use in worship in the local congregation is included with the purchase of the book.

The Lectionary: Te Maramataka 2019.
Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia.
Pbk 146pp. Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia (2018).

Sorry Sold out for 2019 edition

Covers December 2018 to 31 December 2019.

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.

Will Willimon’s Lectionary Sermon Resource: Year C Part 1.
William H Willimon.
Pbk 336pp. ISBN  9781501847271.

Abingdon (2018).
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, he 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 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:

  • Readings
  • Theme title
  • Introduction to the Readings
  • Encountering the Text
  • Proclaiming the Text
  • Relating the Text

Lay Preaching Basics: 
A Practical Guide to Leading Worship.
Rosalie Sugrue
Pbk, 230pp. ISBN 9781927260869
PGPL (2018) 

[15 in stock]
Print NZ$30.00

Kindle NZ$14.99

ePub NZ$14.99

PDF NZ$14.99

Do you want to learn how to preach and lead worship, but don’t know where to start? This practical guide by experienced Methodist Lay Preacher Rosalie Sugrue will get you going.

Or perhaps the preacher hasn’t arrived to take your service and you don’t know what to do. The first chapter – Help! The Preacher hasn’t arrived – shows you how to manage if this happens, by using the resources you have on hand.

 “Rosalie has compiled a great resource for getting people started. In the first third of the volume she outlines information on key people and history in the Scriptures and offers a helpful step-by-step guide to planning and leading a service. In the rest of her book, Rosalie draws on the teaching tools and ideas she has developed as an educator and she provides a variety of service outlines and sample prayers, as well as a list of websites and books as additional resources. 

Along with the endorsement and support of a congregation, this is a useful book to go hand-in-hand with study and spiritual formation for anyone who is considering the journey towards becoming a trained and competent Lay Preacher. I recommend it!”

Viv Whimster, 2016–2018 Vice-President, Methodist Church of New Zealand.

“This is a guide to leading worship that experienced lay preachers, as well as those just beginning, will find useful, inspirational and easy to read. There are plenty of practical tips and ideas coming out of the author’s long experience as a lay preacher, and the checklists of what needs to be done before, during and after services are invaluable reminders.”

Emeritus Professor Colin Gibson

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Will Willimon’s Lectionary Sermon Resource: Year C Part 2.
William H Willimon.
Pbk 336pp. ISBN  9781501847318.

Abingdon (2018).
[Allow 2-3 weeks].

Details as for Part 1 above



Drawn to the Gospels:
An Illustrated Lectionary (Year C).
Jay Sidebotham.
Pbk 128pp. ISBN 9781640650848.
Church Publishing (2018).
[Publishing 17 Sep 2018, then allow 3-4 weeks]

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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