To aid congregations and individual disciples in their worship.
All of us wish to participate in vibrant worship services. There is widespread agreement among scholars of worship (in most Christian traditions, especially those of the Protestant persuasion) that worship is fundamentally a conversation between humans and their Creator God. As humans we recognize the “worth ship” of God. Four basic stages, or elements, occur in a worship service: gathering, the Word read and preached, responses to the Word (including communion), and sending.
We clearly recognize and appreciate that while Jesus called disciples “to be one,” there are many branches of the Church. Among these branches there are many leaves, i.e., individual congregations that “do their own thing.” We also know that repetition can become boring if not deadly. We offer these elements, based on various traditions, as an occasional way to enliven different elements in a worship service.
|Song Title||For use on, with|
|Try God||Opening Words|
|Come Citizens, With Saints Now Sing||Opening (gathering hymn)|
|Our Days Are Treasures||Prayer of confession or with
Prayers of the People
|Inflame My Heart||General Prayer|
|These Words Are True||Before or after Scripture|
|When We Taste the Word||Before or after Scripture|
|Take God||Benediction / Commissioning|
|God Goes With Us||Sending hymn|
For your convenience these nine (9) hymns and responses are in a downloadable zip file. The collection is available for a limited time for $67.50. You may purchase this collection through this BUY NOW button. [If you would like to sample one of the hymns in the collection, return to the home page and search using any of the titles above.]