To Nativity and Beyond
Worship Resources for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany
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Packed with practical ideas and original, ready-to-use seasonal material, this volume will be widely welcomed by hard-pressed ministers and worship leaders looking for fresh inspiration at a time of the year when there are always extra services to plan and as they seek new ways of enabling the familiar Christmas stories to be heard afresh amid the commercial frenzy.
From the beginning of Advent right through to Epiphany, this volume offers:
* Reflective introductions to the distinctive biblical emphases of each of the seasons
* Responsive gathering and opening prayers
* Interactive prayers of thanksgiving
* Seasonally themed intercessions
* Children's addresses and activities
* Sermon helps, scriptural meditations and reflections
* New seasonal prayers of consecration for communion
* Simple seasonal ceremonies, such as for lighting the Advent wreath
" a wonderful resource for worship leaders and preachers. It is always engaged with the world and all its people, always travelling towards the God who is travelling to meet us." -- Kathy Galloway
"Thoroughly theologically based and peppered with a strong sense of social justice, this book will provide an invaluable and refreshing resource for churches wanting to beef up their Ministry of the Word." -- David Wilbourne, Assistant Bishop of Llandaff, Church Times 28 Oct 2016