This volume of the Connections Worship Companion series offers complete liturgies—from the call to worship to the closing charge, with prayers and litanies for every need in between—for all worshiping occasions between Advent and Pentecost of Year A. Part of the Connections commentary series, these worship resources help congregations illuminate the connections between Scripture and liturgical rhythms. A “Making Connections” essay precedes each liturgical season’s resources, providing context for worship within the themes and purpose of the season.
“What an inspiring array of weekly liturgical resources and reflections on the theological themes of the seasons of the church year are offered in this new resource! All are beautifully crafted and thoughtfully prepared with the worshiping people of God in mind. A must-have resource for pastors, lay leaders, and worship planning teams.” – Leonora Tubbs Tisdale, Clement-Muehl Professor Emerita of Divinity, Yale Divinity School
“The Connections Worship Companion is an indispensable aid for worship planners and preachers. With liturgies from a diverse range of voices and attention to both the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary, these volumes provide creative, faithful, and lyrical words for worship. Editor David Gambrell’s wisdom and eloquence grace the introductions to each liturgical season, offering concise and compelling insights into the Christian year. These volumes are a gift to the church and a guide to worship that is beautifully embodied, spiritually alive, and theologically rich.” – Kimberly Bracken Long, editor, Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching, and the Arts