"Edited by Marilyn L. Haskel and Clayton L. Morris".
Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-156) but NO index.
Contains 27 articles by 18 authors.
Contents: How shall we worship / Clayton L. Morris -- Worship and the ministry of the baptized: on reclaiming the centrality of baptism / Fletcher Lowe -- Who's in charge here ? / Ormonde Plater -- The development of style in worship / Byron D. Stuhlman -- The development of hymnody in the Anglican Church / Thomas K. McCart -- With what words shall we pray ? / Jean Campbell -- A place of good news: liturgical space and the proclamation of the gospel / Charles Fulton and Juan Oliver -- Creating art for worship / Ralph Carskadden -- The role of the arts in the liturgical assembly / Marilyn L. Haskel -- Preaching and praying the lectionary / Joseph P. Russell -- Jesus wants to dance ! - in church !! -with us !!! / Richard Fabian -- Some thoughts about worship in congregations numbering fewer than fifty / Clayton L. Morris -- Dealing with liturgy in racially-mixed congregations / Ernesto Medina -- How to form a parish worship committee / Juan Oliver -- How to create a worship workshop in three sessions / Joseph P. Russell -- How to review and evaluate a congregation's worship program / Joseph Robinson -- How to plan worship / Juan Oliver -- How to introduce full and complete use of symbols / Juan Oliver -- How to welcome children in the Sunday assembly / Gretchen Wolff Pritchard -- How to design service leaflets which are helpful to the newcomer / Marilyn L. Haskel -- How to compose and perform intercessions / Ormonde Plater -- How to celebrate the triduum / Michael Merriman -- How to introduce baptism by immersion / Clayton L. Morris -- How to build a baptismal font / Clayton L. Morris -- How to use incense / Clayton L. Morris -- Singing a new song: not always easy ! / by Mark T. Engelhardt -- How to recruit children and adults for the choir / Judith Dodge.
"This book is offered at the General Convention, meeting in Philadelphia in 1997, to capture today's new vigor through twelve different views of new life in the church. The chapters that follow offer insightful commentary in twelve areas of our common life. This commentators, each involved in this new life, were chosen because of their particular understanding, expressed in a specific part of our common life. They offer stories, twelve windows, into the Body of Christ, as it is experienced today in the Episcopal Church". -- Intro. pp. 5-6.
Contents: Introduction / Edward Stone Gleason and Robert Murray Ross -- Grow and Flourish / Ernest Ashcroft -- On Church Growth / William M. Tully -- Newcomers / Gerald C. Anderson and Daniel H. Schoonmaker -- Outreach as the Vocation for Being a Parish / Jerry W. Drino -- The Fabric of a Congregation / Francis W. Wade -- Pastoral Care: the Work of the Whole Parish / George W. Alexander II -- Liturgy and Worship / James H. Cooper, Joan C. Bryan and David R. Wilt -- Foundation Stones for Christian Education / Amanda Millay Hughes -- Marks of Vitality in Adult Education / Joseph P. Russell -- Lowering the Bar / Robert M. Ross -- Stewardship / Edward S. Gleason -- Discernment / Louise R. Conant -- Spiritual Discernment / Suzanne Farnum -- Epilogue.
"'Children in the Eucharist' formerly titled 'Children in the Parish Eucharist' [and published in 1987] is intended to help the Church honor, respect, and accept our children and their ministries as they, like adults, live into the Baptismal Covenant, specifically so at the altar. Children very rarely have a sense of belonging to the Christian community at worship because those who plan the Liturgy and those who furnish the liturgical space rarely think of children. The Holy Eucharist is indeed the liturgy of the baptized and 'the principal act of Christian worship on the Lord's Day and other Feasts,' and as such all baptized Christians, regardless of age, should be present and take their place as full participants at the Lord's Table. .... 'Children in the Eucharist' is for persons who honestly accept children as humans and as people of God, for those who take Christian community seriously, and for those who are struggling with the presence of children in our midst". -- Intro.
Contents divided into three main sections: Introduction dated The Episcopal Church Center, New York, New York, The Feast of the Epiphany 1990 / Howard K. Williams, Coordinator, Children's Ministries -- Section One: Reflection Papers -- Section Two: Guidelines for Including Children in the Worshipping Community -- Section Three: Aids for Further Exploration of Children and the Eucharist.
Contents of Section One: Reflection Papers: Children's Involvement in the Liturgy : History and Implications / Joseph P. Russell -- The Nature of Liturgy / Leonel L. Mitchell -- Liturgy as Language / Richard A. Bower -- The Language of Spirituality and Communication in Childhood / Toinette M. Eugene -- Discussion Starters: A Chance for Your Reaction.
Section Two: Guidelines: Preparing the Congregation for Liturgy -- Planning the Liturgy -- Creating the Worship Environment -- Children and Hymns / Elizabeth Morris Downie -- Index of Children's Hymns -- Step-by-Step Through the Eucharist, From Home to Church: The Gathering / Leonel L. Mitchell.
Contents of Section Three: Aids for Further Exploration: Children in the Eucharist: A Workshop on Issues, Implications, and Strategies for the Congregation or Diocese -- Historical Summary of Children's Place in the Eucharist: A Timeline -- The Difficulties, Dynamics, and Discoveries of Instituting Change in the Congregation's Liturgy -- Selected List of Resources.
"A method of daily Bible reading that will add to our appreciation of scripture, and to our experience of worship and daily Christian living is provided by the Episcopal Church's 'Book of Common', the Anglican Church of Canada's 'The Book of Alternative Services' and the 'Lutheran Book of Worship'. .... This weekly guide to the daily lectionary is written to support you in your Bible reading. It is designed to be read just once a week as you begin your Bible reading on Monday. Just as you may find help in appreciating a film, concert, or sporting event by reading program notes before the event, so you may find help in appreciating your Bible study for the week by reading the program notes offered in this book". -- Intro.
Contents divided into six main sections/seasons with a general comment on the season and then comments for each week.
Contents: [Introduction] / Joseph P. Russell -- Advent -- Christmas -- Epiphany -- Lent -- Holy Week -- Easter.
"The Book of Common Prayer offers an ancient pattern of prayer and praise that goes back to Old Testament time" (p. . "The Book of Common Prayer enables us to continue this beautiful tradition of Judeo-Christian devotion. Whether we gather with others to share our times of prayer or whether we carry out our worship alone, we join the faithful everywhere who share the same tradition. We are a part of the Church's daily prayer even as we sit quietly with Prayer Book in lap in our own sitting room. We bind ourselves more closely to the praying, witnessing Church and to Christ in the simple act of opening Prayer Book and Bible" (p. 2).
Contents: The Daily Office -- Reading God's Word -- Reflecting God's Word -- Praying and Giving Thanks -- Easy Does It -- What is the Apocrypha ? -- Day by Day -- Less and More.
"With a forward by John Booty and 'A Resource for Adult Education' by Joseph P. Russell"..
This book is a "series of studies of great Anglican thinkers. .... In the pages which follow we are meeting with and studying those who ... I have presented as 'standard divines', theologians who have served the church not only in doctrinal and apologetical writings, but in catechetical, liturgical, and devotional works in which they exhibit a profound commitment, involving a unified sensibility, mind and feeling, to scripture, creeds, and The Book of Common Prayer". -- Foreword.
Contents: Preface -- Foreword / John Booty, Historiographer of the Episcopal Church -- The Middle Way -- Richard Hooker -- John Donne -- Jeremy Taylor -- Joseph Butler -- Frederick Denison Maurice -- C.S. Lewis -- Dorothy L. Sayers -- William Temple -- A Resource for Adult Education / Joseph P. Russell.
Each section concludes with resources "For further reading".
"Originally published in 1983 by the Seabury Press" -- verso of t.-p.
"Rev. ed. of: The prayer book guide to Christian education. 1983".
"Essentially a companion guide to the BCP, this book is useful for families who pray or study at home, altar guilds, teachers, Education for Ministry mentors, editors of parish publications, and especially clergy. Moving chronologically through the calendar of seasons and commemorations Russell first defines and describes the season; reviews major saints and holidays; provides themes, great words, symbols, traditions, and social justice themes for the season, as well as great Bible stories and events and even looks at the season through the eyes of a child. ... Next he explores the lectionary texts for each Sunday of the season, for all three cycles. This is an important resource book for every congregation". [From review by Sally Bucklee, cited on Ecunet meeting COWLEY PUBLICATIONS, dated 23 September 1996.
Contents: Foreword / Joseph P. Russell -- Introduction -- Advent -- Christmas -- Epiphany -- Lent -- Holy Week -- Easter -- Ascension Day -- The Day of Pentecost -- Trinity Sunday -- The Season After Pentecost -- Appendix.