Year C – 2022 Worship, Preaching and Devotional resources

Year C – 2022 Worship, Preaching and Devotional Resources

Here are a range of resource books for 2022 / Year C (Gospel of Luke).

You can order popular daily devotional books Fresh From the Word 2022 and Upper Room Disciplines 2022 (standard size and large print) now.

For preachers and worship leaders there is a new Connections Worship Companion, the 2022 Zondervan Pastor’s Annual and many more titles.

Towards the bottom of the page we list 6 titles that we have published which can be used for worship and contemplation.

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Fresh from the Word 2022:
The Bible for a Change.
David Painting ed.
Pbk. 384pp. ISBN 9781800300309.

Monarch Books. (2021).
$35.00.
[4 in stock.
Then 30 arriving late November 2021.]

Journey through the year in the company of Christians across the globe in these daily Bible readings with supporting notes, prayers, and thought-provoking questions from dozens of contributors from different walks of life.

Each writer brings their own experience of God and His Word, refined through the reality of the worldwide pandemic, to shed new light on familiar themes: facing despair and fear, being Church, living with pain whilst sustained by hope, how we regard the stranger, how we love our neighbour. Using a mix of character studies, themes, and continuous readings, this 2022 edition uncovers the wonder and diversity of His Word and its ability to transform.

And in the continuous readings we explore the big picture through books such as 1 Kings, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel, Jonah, the Gospel of Luke, 1 Corinthians and Revelation.

Contributors include:

  • Theologian and pastoral counsellor in Samoa Alesana Fosi Pala’amo on a new heaven and a new earth
  • New Testament scholar Catrin Harland-Davies on love for one another
  • Aid and development worker Mark Mitchell on rain, storm, and sunshine
  • Chaplain of Sheffield United FC Delroy Hall on facing the darkness
  • Entrepreneur, author, and speaker Bola Iduoze on readings from Luke.


Connections Worship Companion,
Year C Volume 1:
Advent through Pentecost.
David Gambrell.
Hbk. 222pp. ISBN 9780664264963. Westminister John Knox. (2021).

$53.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

This book offers complete liturgies for all worshiping occasions between Advent and Pentecost of Year C, from the call to worship to the closing charge, with prayers and litanies for every need in between.

These worship resources help congregations illuminate the connections between Scripture and liturgical rhythms. A “Making Connections” essay precedes each liturgical season’s resources, providing context for worship within the themes and purpose of the season.

We will list Volume 2 here when we now the details.



Upper Room Disciplines 2022:
A Book of Daily Devotions.
Pbk. 448pp. ISBN 9780835819572.

Upper Room Books. (2021).
$39.00.
[4 coming mid-Sept,
then allow 2-3 weeks].

A diverse group of 52 Christian thought leaders each contribute a week of topical devotions that reveal something new about God and humanity, sin and grace, revelation and humility, individual discipleship and life in community.

For each day there is a selected scripture passage, a meditation on the scripture, and a prayer or suggestion for reflection.

Each week has 7 devotions focusing on a particular theme, engages readers with texts from the Revised Common Lectionary, and helps show how the ancient stories of the Bible relate to our lives today.

Among the writers for 2022 are Patricia Raybon, Lydia Wylie-Kellermann, Will Willimon, Gennifer Brooks Amy Oden, Brandan Robertson, and Heather Murray Elkins.


Upper Room Disciplines 2022,
Enlarged Print Edition:
A Book of Daily Devotions.
Pbk. 444pp. 9780835819589.
Upper Room Books. (2021).
$49.00.
[Publishing 1 Sep 2021,
then allow 3-4 weeks].
 

The same content as the regular edition above, in a larger format for those who appreciate large print.



The Zondervan 2022 Pastor’s Annual:

An Idea and Resource Book
.
TT Crabtree.
Pbk. 432pp. ISBN 9780310536673.

Zondervan. (2021).
$59.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

Provides a planned preaching program for an entire year, including Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and midweek sermons, as well as helps for special occasions such as weddings, funerals, and youth meetings.

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.

This 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


The Lectionary: Te Maramataka 2022.
Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia.
Pbk. 146pp.  Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia. (2021) 

$15.00 including postage.
[Publishing October 2021,
8 coming]. 

Covers December 2021 to 31 December 2022.

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.



Reflections for Sundays, Year C.
Stephen Cottrell; Stephen Croft;  Maggi Dawn.
Pbk. 288pp. ISBN 9781781400395.

Church House. (2018).
$51.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

Provides high-quality reflections on the Principal Readings for Sundays and major Holy Days.

Contributors include some of the very best writers from across the Anglican tradition who have helped to establish it as one of the leading daily devotional volumes today.

For each Sunday and major Holy Day in Year C, Reflections for Sundays offers:

  • full lectionary details for the Principle Service
  • a reflection on the Old Testament reading
  • a reflection on the Epistle
  • a reflection on the Gospel

It also contains a substantial introduction to the Gospels of Luke, written by renowned Bible teacher Paula Gooder.


The Abingdon Worship Annual 2022.
Mary Scifres; B. J. Beu.
Pbk 352pp. ISBN 9781791010669.
Abingdon Press (2021).
$55.00.
[1 in stock,
then allow 3-4 weeks].

A weekly worship planning sourcebook based on the Revised Common Lectionary.

Includes: liturgical colour – theme ideas – suggestions for invitation and gathering – proclamation and response – thanksgiving and communion – sending forth.

Readers also get links to online extras that include song suggestions, an annotated resource list, and additional communion prayers & liturgies.



The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2022:
Planning Sermons and Services for Fifty-Two Sundays.
Charley Reeb.
Pbk 192pp. ISBN 9781791010683.
Abingdon Press (2021).
$55.00.
[1 in stock,
then allow 3-4 weeks].

The go-to resource for weekly sermon and worship planning. Each week’s entry includes:

  1. Preaching Themes: Fleshed out with brief, pithy nuggets of thought, idea jump-starters, or questions.
  2. Secondary or Parallel Themes: Two or three themes or streams of thought that are related to but separate from the primary theme offered.
  3. Worship Helps: Gathering Prayer – Collect – Pastoral Prayer – Congregational Prayer – Responsive Reading or some other liturgical element – Closing Prayer or Benediction

Also includes 700-word essays covering a variety of current and critical topics for the preacher; and Sermon Series Ideas.



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

Abingdon. (2018).
$55.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

For each Sunday of the Christian year, Willimon 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. Part 1 covers Advent to the end of the Easter season.

Each week of sermon resources includes:

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


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

Abingdon. (2018).
$55.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

Part 2 covers Pentecost to Christ the King Sunday

Content as for Part 1



Lectionary Reflections:
Years A, B and C.
Jane Williams.
Pbk. 416pp. ISBN 9780281065790.

SPCK. (2011).
$65.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

Intelligently written and inspiring, Lectionary Reflections will prove invaluable in preparation for Sunday worship or for regular Bible study throughout the year.

Jane William’s widely read and much enjoyed Church Times columns brought together in one volume for the first time. Williams aims to help us engage with the Sunday readings in the Revised Common Lectionary for Years A, B & C.

Each section gives the lectionary references and provides a thought-provoking starting point for exploring the readings, drawing out points of connection between them.

It will be of use to both groups and individuals for opening up the Bible and applying its rich teaching and stories.



Intercessions for Years A, B and C.
Ian Black.
Pbk. 208pp. ISBN 9780281060214.
SPCK. (2009).
$41.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

A collection of prayers to accompany the Church of England Common Worship Lectionary.

Wholly relevant to our everyday world, the intercessions do not sidestep the challenges of living faithfully in difficult circumstances; they do seek to inspire our minds and expand our hearts, as we offer up all we have and all we are, to the grace and mercy of God.

The prayers are compatible with the traditional pattern of interceding for the Church, political governance and world concerns; the neighbourhood and local community; those who are sick or in special need and the deceased.

As the author has drawn primarily on the Gospel for inspiration, the prayers will be relevant however many readings are used in a given service.


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

HarperCollins (1999).
$46.00.
[5 coming October 2021,
Then a
llow 8-10 weeks.
Printed on demand in Australia]

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

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

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 is an indispensable tool for all involved in the planning and preparation of liturgy. Includes a liturgical index and prayers for special occasions and major festivals of the church year.



Feasting on the Word:
Year C, 4-Volume Set.
David L Bartlett.
Pbk 1816pp. ISBN 9780664260507.

Westminister John Knox (2014).
$320.00.
[Allow 5-6 weeks].

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 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. And while the 12 volumes of the series follows 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.



A Preacher’s Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series
Volume 1
:
Thematic Plans for Years A, B, and C.
Jessica Miller Kelley; Amy K. Butler.
Pbk 320pp. ISBN 9780664261191.
Westminister John Knox (2016).
$76.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

This book is designed to help you frame consecutive weeks of lectionary texts into seasonal and short-term series. A diverse group of 12 preachers outline multiple thematic series plans for all 3 Revised Common Lectionary years.

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, helping you to retain visitors and engage with existing members.



A Preacher’s Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series Volume 2:
Thematic Plans for Years A, B, and C.
Jessica Miller Kelley; Amy K. Butler.
Pbk 320pp. ISBN 9780664264635. Westminister John Knox (2016).
$76.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

Both lectionary preachers and topical preachers will enjoy the best of both worlds with this second volume of sermon series ideas designed to frame consecutive weeks of lectionary texts into seasonal and short-term series.

With contributors from seven denominations, this comprehensive resource offers new perspectives and fresh ideas for diving deep into biblical themes in ways that make congregants eager to come back for the next sermon and to invite others as well.

28 series plans include thematic overviews, sermon starters, and ideas for worship and outreach, honouring holy days and seasons and addressing typical patterns of church attendance to maximize visitor retention and member engagement.


Feasting on the Word Worship Companion, Year C Volume 1:
Advent Through Pentecost.
Kimberly Bracken Long.
Hbk. 232pp. 9780664238056. Westminister John Knox. (2012).

$72.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

These books offer a multitude of poetic prayers and responsive readings for all parts of worship for churches that use the Revised Common Lectionary.

The weekly entries also 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 Worship Companion, Year C Volume 2:
Trinity Sunday Through Reign of Christ.
Kimberly Bracken Long.
Hbk. 320pp. 9780664239183.

Westminister John Knox. (2013).
$76.00
[Allow 4 weeks].

Content as for Volume 1.



Feasting on the Word Children’s Sermons for Year C.
Carol A Wehrheim.
Pbk. 158pp. ISBN 9780664261092. Westminister John Knox. (2015).

$44.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

Many worship leaders are confused about what to say during children’s time in churches. Here are practical suggestions for preparing and delivering the children’s sermon. After explaining the importance and purpose of the children’s sermon, Wehrheim provides a retelling of each Sunday’s Bible story – based on the Revised Common Lectionary – for the entire church year.

Also includes stories for special Sundays, including the Jewish Celebration of Purim, the Jewish Celebration of Passover, and Thanksgiving Day. This resource provides pastors and other church leaders with fresh, engaging stories that children will understand and enjoy.



Connections:
A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship:
Year C, Volume 1:
Advent Through Epiphany.
Joel B Green;  Thomas G Long; Cynthia L Rigby; et al editors.
Hbk. 376pp. ISBN 9780664262433.

Westminister John Knox. (2018).
$93.00.
[Allow 3-4 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.

This nine-volume series offers creative commentary on each reading through the lens of its connections to the rest of Scripture and then seeing the reading through the lenses of culture, film, fiction, ethics, and other aspects of contemporary life.

Commentaries on the Psalms make connections to other readings and to the congregation’s experience of worship.

Connections is published in partnership with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.


Connections: A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship:
Year C, Year C, Volume 2:
Lent Through Pentecost.
Joel B Green;  Thomas G Long; Cynthia L Rigby; et al editors.
Hbk. 376pp. ISBN 9780664262440.
Westminister John Knox.
(2018).

$93.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

Content as for Volume 1.



Connections:
A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship: Year C, Volume 3:

Season After Pentecost
.
Joel B Green;  Thomas G Long; Cynthia L Rigby; et al editors.
Hbk. 584pp. 9780664262457.

Westminister John Knox. (2019).
$108.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks]. 

Content as for Volume 1.

 



Short Introductions to the Bible Readings for the Revised Common Lectionary, Years A, B & C:
A Resource for the Readers at the Lectern.
Bill Bennett.
Pbk 118pp. ISBN 9781988572017.

Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2019). $20.00
[5 in stock].

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Would you like a simple, quick way to engage with the Revised Common Lectionary Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel readings for each Sunday and other important days in the church calendar?

Bill Bennett’s short introductions to each Bible reading will get you started.

There are several ways you can use this book:

  • As a preface to the Bible reading in a service: Before delivering each Bible reading from the lectern, read aloud the relevant short introduction given in this book.
  • As a sermon spark
  • For personal devotional reading
  • In your church’s weekly news bulletin: Quote the Introductions from the book in your bulletin.
  • Using the Scripture Index: For ease of reference, the index is sorted alphabetically by the name of the book of the Bible, rather than the order in which the books appear in the Bible.

This book does not include readings from the Psalms.


Let Your Light Shine Through:
Collected Sermons – Creative Worship Volume 2.
Philip Garside.
304pp. ISBN 9781988572260
Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2020). [10+ in stock]
NZ$35.00

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These engaging sermons by New Zealand Methodist lay preacher and progressive Christian will stimulate your thinking, warm your heart and support your spiritual journey. The book includes links to free online resources.  Philip also hopes that this book will encourage other lay people to learn to lead worship and to take up the rewarding challenge of preaching.

“… you can dip into it, and discover a theological intelligence, a preacher’s vision and a pastoral heart.” Rev Dr David Bell, former principal of Trinity Theological College, Auckland 



Let’s Say a Psalm:
The Psalms in a fresh voice for children, families and worship.
Silvia Purdie
136pp,
ISBN 9781086480306

Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2019)
[5 in stock]

NZ Customers $25.00
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You will enjoy using these delightful paraphrases of the Psalms at home and in church.

Silvia has interpreted the Psalms through a Jesus lens, assuming the they include prophecy about Christ, that Jesus re-interpreted them and that all scripture breathes the Word of Christ.

She hopes that her versions ring true with each original Psalm and that they also translate ancient words and mind-pictures into images to which children can relate.


Sophia and Daughters Revisited:
Reflections on Women of Biblical Connection.
Rosalie Sugrue.
196pp. ISBN 9781988572123.

Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2019). Print
[30+ in stock].
NZ Customers $30.00

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Tap into lay preacher Rosalie Sugrue’s creative imagination as she tells the stories of 35 Bible women from their point of view.

These stories and dialogues are perfect for you to share during the sermon or reflection time in your next service, and when these women appear in your lectionary scripture readings. The reflections are also suitable for personal devotions.



A Celebration Of Life:
Collected Poems.
Meg Hartfield.
Pbk 104pp ISBN 9781927260661.
Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2017).
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Meg Hartfield’s poems flow from her deep faith and a longing for a peaceful world.

Use these poems in reflective worship services, for group devotions and for personal inspiration.

The poems in the first half of the book – Light of the World – are a retelling of the story of Jesus’ life. Starting with the Word and the nativity, then onwards to the Cross, Resurrection and Pentecost, the poems draw us into the mystery of God among us. Taken together they form a new gospel, a new sharing of the good news, for readers today.

Thirteen poems focus on Peace. This collection also includes a section of Tributes to family members and other people, poems about nature and it is rounded out by a set of happy haiku.



Prayers for Southern Seasons: 
Poems and prayers for Christian worship and devotions.
Joy Kingsbury-Aitken

Pbk 122pp. ISBN 9781988572086Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2019).
[5 In stock]
New Zealand Customers $25.00

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Worship leaders, this engaging collection of prayers will support your work of creating meaningful services that reflect the church year in our part of the world.

Joy provides prayers for many different purposes: Gathering – Candle lighting – Thanksgiving – Intercession – Petition – Confession – Assurance – Illumination – Offering – Blessing – Commissioning.





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