Two popular worship planning tools

July 22nd, 2020

Fall will be here soon so now's the time to prepare for worship services for the coming year. Two popular tools for pastors and music directors are The United Methodist Music & Worship Planner and Prepare! An Ecumenical Music and Worship Planner

Both planners are all-in-one resources that help you plan the worship services for each Sunday and holy day of the year. The United Methodist edition includes:

  • Weekly pages in spiral-bound format that help you plan the entire worship year, from September through August.
  • Eight or more suggested hymns for each service keyed to United Methodist worship resources: The United Methodist Hymnal, The Faith We Sing, Worship & Song, The United Methodist Book of Worship, and The Africana Hymnal.
  • Complete lectionary text of the Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle, and Gospel readings using the Common English Bible translation (NRSV option also available.)
  • Reproducible worship planning forms.
  • Resources for holidays and special days.
  • Suggestions for prayers, solos, anthems, visuals, and much more. 

The ecumenical edition, Prepare! includes:

  • A new theme index with topics like: assurance, doubt, family, justice, prayer, temptation, and many more.
  • Scripture Index.
  • Calendar format that helps you plan the entire choir year, from September through August.
  • Eight or more suggested hymns for each service keyed to 16 hymnals from at least 7 different denominations, including: Africana Hymnal, The Baptist Hymnal, Chalice Hymnal (Disciples of Christ), The Faith We Sing, Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal, The Hymnal 1982 (Episcopal), Hymns for the Family of God, Lutheran Book of Worship, The Presbyterian Hymnal, The New Century Hymnal (United Church of Christ), Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship, Songs for Praise and Worship Singalong Edition, The United Methodist Hymnal, Voices United, Worship & Song, and Worship III (Roman Catholic).
  • Complete lectionary text of the Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle, and Gospel readings, using the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
  • Reproducible worship planning forms.
  • Resources for holidays and special days.

Suggestions for prayers, solos, anthems, visuals, and much more.

You can buy both titles in either CEB or NRSV editions at the following links:

The United Methodist Music & Worship Planner 2020 2021 CEB Edition

Prepare! 2020 2021 CEB Edition

The United Methodist Music & Worship Planner 2020 2021 NRSV Edition

Prepare! 2020 2021 NRSV Edition

 

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