All Things are Ready: Communion Prayers for the Church Year and Pastoral Occasions

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CSS Publishing, 2007 - Religion - 92 pages
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All Things Are Ready by Peter Andrew Smith is a lectionary book based on Cycle A of the Revised Common Lectionary. Here are some of the topics covered in this lectionary book: - Communion prayer - Communion prayers - Prayers after communion - Responsive prayer - Stewardship - Christian stewardship - Lectionary resources - Lectionary scripture - Lectionary worship Make your celebration of the Lord's Supper flow together with music and other liturgical elements with this stimulating collection of communion prayers. Peter Andrew Smith incorporates imagery and themes from lectionary scripture texts, church seasons, and special pastoral occasions into these eloquent prayers, allowing you to design seamless worship experiences in which the Eucharist reflects and reinforces the focus of the entire service. There are 35 responsive settings of pre-communion prayers for a variety of times throughout the year, including church seasons, seasons of the year, confirmation, stewardship, and more, as well as seven brief post-communion prayers. This volume will be a cherished resource for any pastor or worship planner. We do thank and praise you, Loving God, for the richness of the gifts you have given us. You have given us the bounty of creation, the bold colors of autumn, the cycles of nature, and the wonder of the earth around us. You have richly blessed us with a world of life and beauty. (excerpt from Autumn) Peter Andrew Smith is a pastor in the United Church of Canada who currently serves in Quispamsis, New Brunswick. Smith is also a freelance writer of both fiction and nonfiction in several genres. His devotions have appeared in The Upper Room and United Online, and his stories have been in numerous publications, including The Drabbler and Storyteller. Smith is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick and Atlantic School of Theology.
 

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Contents

Advent
11
Christmas Eve
13
Epiphany
19
Baptism Of Jesus
21
Transfiguration
27
Lent And Easter
31
Lent
33
Maundy Thursday
35
Confirmation
59
Reaffirmation Of Faith
63
Stewardship
65
Times Of Difficulty
67
Celebration Of Womens Groups
69
Seasons Of The Year
71
Summer
73
Autumn
75

Easter Sunday
37
Pentecost To Christ The King
43
Pentecost
45
Worldwide Communion
47
Thanksgiving Sunday
49
Christ The King
51
Pastoral Occasions
57
Winter
77
Spring
79
Life Of Jesus
81
Life Of Jesus
83
Prayers After Communion
89
Prayers After Communion
91
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