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Worship Aids

Suggested publications to aid in developing creation-care worship services

Advent and Ecology: Resources for Worship, Reflection and Action
Author: Palmer, Martin and Anne Nash, Editors.
All Nature Sings: Piano hymn settings that celebrate the Creator and the beauty of His creation
Author: Larry Schackley. Spring is an important time in the church calendar, but there's more to it than Easter. It's the time of year when we take special notice of God's creativity and the beauty of what He has made. Larry Shackley offers "All Nature Sings" as a complement to the many Lent and Easter volumes already available, with arrangements of hymns especially suitable for springtime.
At the Table
Focuses on food systems and the impact of food choices
By the Waters
Focuses on water quality and use
Celebrating the Earth: An Earth-Centered Theology of Worship With Blessings, Prayers, and Rituals
Author: McCarthy, Scott.
Children of Creation: Hymns of Love and Justice for the 21st Century
Authors: Barbara Hamm and Dan Damon. These seventeen hymns with words and music by Barbara Hamm illustrate her gift in song, fitting for any age but particularly for us who live in today's world. Hamm brings a fresh and passionate plea for us to save life on our beloved planet Earth while there is yet time!
Cross Generation
This Protestant hymnal gathers distinguished pastoral musicians to chose the very best songs currently in use in contemporary worship settings.
Gather Comprehensive
This Catholic hymnal compiles organ-based material chosen from the more familiar works written in that musical style, resulting in a hymnal that is ideal for parishes who tend to use more contemporary music, but still enjoy some traditional hymnody. Includes a section devoted to "creation".
On the Road
Focuses on the impacts of transportation
Seven Songs of Creation: Liturgies for Celebrating and Healing Earth
Author: Norman Habel. Written by the chief editor of the Earth Bible Project, this resource intends to help worshipping communities develop liturgies to revere, honor, love, and serve Earth.
Songs for a Revolution of Hope, Vol. 1
Author: Brian McLaren and Tracy Howe. Songs for a Revolution of Hope served as the contemporary worship music for Brian McLaren's Everything Must Change Tour in 2007. These songs embody the realization that the way the world works today needs to change and God is calling us to something greater.
Songs of Grace: New Hymns for God and Neighbor
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. The book, Songs of Grace, includes over 70 new hymns written to be sung to the tunes of many well loved and well known hymns. The new words offer expressions of hope, celebration and spiritual enrichment. They hymns are written to celebrate the ministry of a wide range of church activities, from older adult ministries and stewardship to social justice and many other topics in between.
We are God's People: Stories of Faith for the Family of God
Performance Edition. Author: Betsy Beckman, Lisa von Stamwitz and Jeanne Cotter. Through this performance piece the prophetic voice of our children has a chance to be heard by the whole family of God. In this script we find children's own stories of faith woven together with song and gesture into a celebration of lie. These heart-felt stories and vignettes reflect children's experience of God, themselves, and their world. They are children's own words of struggle with grief, illness, divorce, and violence as well as expressions of joy in new life, hope, love, and reconciliation. Children present their stories in the form of readers' theater.
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