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Description

Deluxe volume of liturgical prayers that tie sacrament and Word together theologically

This unique resource for ministers and worship planners provides a beautifully crafted Eucharistic prayer for each of the 156 Sundays, of the three-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle, also including major feast days.

Samuel Wells and Abigail Kocher begin their book with a helpful introduction that guides the reader through good ways to make the Eucharistic prayer a thrilling congregational highlight. Too often, they say, what should be the most dynamic moment of a congregation s liturgical life becomes a low-energy, low-engagement event. Closely tying the sacramental rite to the words of Scripture for the day, these theologically appropriate, pastorally fitting, and linguistically satisfying prayers change the Great Thanksgiving from a lull in the liturgy to a focused, fresh, and engaged moment for the congregation.
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Contributors

Samuel Wells, Author

Wells, Samuel: - Samuel Wells, formerly Dean of Duke Chapel, is now Vicarof St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, and VisitingProfessor of Christian Ethics at King's College London. Hisprevious books include Be Not Afraid: Facing Fear withFaith and Power and Passion: Six Characters inSearch of Resurrection.

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Abigail Kocher, Author

Kocher, Abigail: - Abigail Kocher is an ordained elder in the United MethodistChurch and has served churches in North Carolina andVirginia.

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