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Planning for Worship for the Fall?

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The Conference Stewardship Committee offers a bulletin outline  and dialogue sermon to use/adapt to your context.      

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Godly Play: Story of Pentecost

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Godly Play: Story of Pentecost The Mystery of Pentecost; The people of God meet God in a New Way. Kit includes: red parable box, 12 brown felt strips, 6 plain wooden blocks, symbols of the twelve, red underlay

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Places of Worship (DVD)

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This set of slides with guide first provides the viewer with an overview of the history of architecture of Christian places of worship from the earliest days of Christianity through to this century. It then describes what takes place during worship and how the design of a worship space can enable participation in those acts.

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – April-May 2004 Compilation DVD

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Spirit Connection: April-May 2004 (4 episodes on one DVD) Episode 1: SanctuaryA Montreal congregation provides sanctuary for a Columbian refugee family (directed by Kathy Price). Chris Ferguson interview. Beads of Hope petition presented in Ottawa. Eleanor Scarlett interview. Episode 2: The Future of Congregational MinistryProfiles Ross & Laura Lockhar, Dryden, ON. Vancouver School of Theology discussion re: financial concerns & solutions. 2nd-career minister, Brenda Otawa re: challenges & joys of solo ministry in a rural charge. Interview re: directions in...

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CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM, THE

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William Kervin, Professor of Public Worship at Emmanuel College in Toronto, takes the viewer through an overview introducing the basic structure and content of the baptismal liturgy in the new service book, “”Celebrate God’s Presence””. This instructional video was originally produced for use a basic course at Emmanuel College, but it would be useful for congregations studying baptismal practice and policy, worship committees, and as preparation for baptism.

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TRANSFORMING WORSHIP: NEW WINDOWS TO GOD

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Worship, and the music that so enriches it, has never been a static thing. It has changed, been adapted, and rediscovered so that each generation might experience the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is not change for change’s sake, but rather an honest attempt to find God within the framework of our present culture speaking to the people of this generation in language, music, and image that honor their experience. Transforming Worship will guide your congregation’s worship committee as it begins this exciting, but often daunting task of looking anew at how we praise God.

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ANCIENT-FUTURE WORSHIP-TAPE 2

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ROBERT WEBBER, AUTHOR AND PRESIDENT OF THE INSTITUTE FOR WORSHIP STUDIES, NARRATES SIX PROGRAMS USING A MODEL OF ACTUAL WORSHIP TO HELP IN THE PLANNING AND LEADING OF WORSHIP. The Sunday worship event is shaped into a visual, intergenerational experience which immerses participants in bold pageantry, communal gestures and rich symbolsm.Tape 2 contains three sessions:4. Listening to God through the Word (21 mins)5. Offering Praise and Thanksgiving at the Tabale (25 mins)6 Going Forth to Love and Serve the Lord (20mins.)

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ANCIENT-FUTURE WORSHIP – TAPE 1

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Robert Webber, author and President of the Institute for Worship Studies, narrates six progrms using a model of actural worship to help in the planning and leading of worship. The Sunday worship event is shaped into a visual, intergenerational experience which immerses participants inn bold pageantry, communal gestures and rich symbolism.

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LAY LITURGIST (THE)

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This is a resource to help lay people to prepare for reading the scripture during worship.

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MEANING OF MYSTERY (THE): BAPTISM AND COMMUNION

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This is an informative video that explains the meaning of the sacraments of Baptism and Communion in the Reformed Church tradition. Different aspects of the service of worship are explored and the ways in which baptism and communion celebrate community.

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