Gathering: Resources for Worship Planners

Published four times a year, Gathering is a worship planning magazine for ministers and lay leaders, music directors, and United Church of Canada worship committees.

Current Issue: Pentecost 1 2017

The theme of this issue is the Revised Common Lectionary and alternatives. Most United Church preachers today employ the RCL as their starting point. In recent years, different lectionaries have come into existence. Some of these address perceived gaps in or shortcomings of the RCL. Some are intended to meet the needs of different audiences. Others supplement the RCL or are based on themes. Collectively, lectionaries invite us to consider texts we might prefer to avoid, and they remind us that we are not restricted in how we choose the words that will shape worship.

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Need more worship resources? The Worship for All Seasons II series brings together the best of Gathering. Years A, B, and C are now available.

 

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