The Abingdon Worship Annual 2011 offers fresh worship planning resources for pastors and worship leaders. “What is worship but the proclamation of God’s great worth? The words we offer in our time of worship are meaningful and important. But finding these words can be challenging and time-consuming. And so, we give you The Abingdon Worship Annual . . . as a gift of words for the art of planning worship” (from the 2009 Introduction).
Using a Theme Idea based on the lectionary readings, each week’s offering of prayers and litanies follows a basic pattern of Christian worship:
... Gathering and Praise
... Proclamation and Response
... Thanksgiving and Communion
... Sending Forth
... Alternative ideas for Praise Sentences and Contemporary Gathering Words are offered for those who work in contemporary worship settings.
... We have again included a number of Communion liturgies in response to reader requests.
Searchable CD-ROM included with every book!
. . . PDF format provides ease of navigation and use
. . . Full text of the print edition with a hyperlinked table of contents
. . . Music suggestions for each week, hyperlinked to the text
. . . Full text of the print edition with linked table of contents
. . . Annotated Resource List with links to helpful worship planning Web sites
Now more than ever, The Abingdon Worship Annual is a must-have sourcebook offering countless opportunities for planning meaningful and insightful worship.