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Worship Matters invites you to grow into a richer understanding of the foundations and practices of Lutheran worship. With a focus on the principal weekly gathering around word and sacrament, Worship Matters explores the foundational questions about why we gather, how we encounter God in worship, and how that encounter shapes our response in both our communities and our world.

Worship is central to the Christian life. The crucified and risen Christ is present at the center of the assembly gathered around the means of grace. Through the word proclaimed and sacraments celebrated, the Holy Spirit is at work. Lives are changed. Sins are forgiven. The alienated are reconciled. Strangers are welcomed. Unbelief gives way to faith. God is praised. Worship matters!

    —Mark S. Hanson, former presiding bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
 
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Leading Worship Matters: A Sourcebook for Preparing Worship Leaders

Leading Worship Matters: A Sourcebook for Preparing Worship Leaders

by Maggie Akhavan (Contributor); Jennifer Baker-Trinity (Contributor); Taylor Brorby (Contributor); Kristine Carlson (Contributor); Carol Frenning (Contributor); Charlie Horn (Contributor); Christopher George Hoyer (Contributor); Callista Isabelle (Contributor); Craig Johnson (Contributor); Liv Larson Andrews (Contributor); Jennifer L. Lord (Contributor); Catherine Malotky (Contributor); Phyllis Mattill (Contributor); Bruce McCullough (Contributor); Greg Mileski (Contributor); John Morris (Contributor); Jonathan Niketh (Contributor); Fred Quivik (Contributor); Emma Reuschel (Contributor); Mark Rigg (Contributor); Leslie Scanlon (Contributor); Christian Scharen (Contributor); Luke Smetters (Contributor); Mark Strobel (Contributor); Carol Wade (Contributor); Scott Weidler (Contributor); Steven Wilco (Contributor); Melinda A. Quivik (General Editor)

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

A comprehensive guide with practical, succinct, easy-to-use tools and resources to support, plan, execute, and evaluate lay worship leadership development... read more

$44.95
Getting the Word Out: A Handbook for Readers

Getting the Word Out: A Handbook for Readers

Monday, September 23, 2013

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Serving the Assembly's Worship: A Handbook for Assisting Ministers

Serving the Assembly's Worship: A Handbook for Assisting Ministers

by Christian Scharen (Author)

Monday, September 23, 2013

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Worship Matters: An Introduction to Worship Leader Guide

Worship Matters: An Introduction to Worship Leader Guide

by Jennifer Baker-Trinity (Contributor); Erik Christensen (Contributor); Callista Isabelle (Contributor); Christian Scharen (Contributor); Miriam Schmidt (Contributor); Paul E. Walters (Contributor)

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Monday, September 17, 2012

This five-session introductory course has been developed to help participants grow into a richer understanding of the foundations of Lutheran worship... read more

$24.99
Worship Matters: An Introduction to Worship Participant Book

Worship Matters: An Introduction to Worship Participant Book

by Jennifer Baker-Trinity (Contributor); Erik Christensen (Contributor); Callista Isabelle (Contributor); Christian Scharen (Contributor); Miriam Schmidt (Contributor); Paul E. Walters (Contributor)

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Monday, September 17, 2012

The participant book provides all the content a participant needs for each session, and serves as an excellent reference after the course is complete... read more

$6.99
Worship Matters: An Introduction to Worship Course Kit

Worship Matters: An Introduction to Worship Course Kit

by Jennifer Baker-Trinity (Contributor); Erik Christensen (Contributor); Callista Isabelle (Contributor); Christian Scharen (Contributor); Miriam Schmidt (Contributor); Paul E. Walters (Contributor)

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Monday, September 17, 2012

This 5-session introductory course has been developed to help participants grow into a richer understanding of the foundations of Lutheran worship... read more

$27.99
A Moving Word: Media Art in Worship

A Moving Word: Media Art in Worship

by Eileen D. Crowley (Author)

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Monday, April 3, 2006

Stretches readers' imaginations to envision a new kind of art-liturgical media art-and to take a new approach in producing it: communal co-creation... read more

$9.99
What Song Shall We Sing?

What Song Shall We Sing?

by John Ylvisaker (Author)

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Wednesday, July 6, 2005

The author explains how musical fusion can work in our congregations as they strive to make it through the thicket of the musical scene in today's churches... read more

$9.99
Central Things: Worship in Word and Sacrament

Central Things: Worship in Word and Sacrament

by Gordon W. Lathrop (Author)

Monday, August 11, 2014

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Centripetal Worship: The Evangelical Heart of Lutheran Worship

Centripetal Worship: The Evangelical Heart of Lutheran Worship

by Timothy J. Wengert (Editor); F. Russell Mitman (Author of the Foreword); Dirk G. Lange (Contributor); Mark Mummert (Contributor); Melinda A. Quivik (Contributor)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Examines how worship is, and should be, at the center of the assembly. Contributors look at the historical and contemporary factors that influence how and why we worship the way we do... read more

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