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|Worship Planning Guide|
UNITING CHURCH IN[...]
This guide is designed to assist worship leaders in the planning and
leadership of worship in the Uniting Church.
You are encouraged to vis[...]Church Assembly website
to explore the wealth of resources for worship, both liturgical and
educational, that can be found there. You will find the link to worship
resources on the home page.
While the Uniting Church believes that the following format for the
weekly gathered worship of God's people is the one that we all should
fol[...]circumstances, it strongly encourages leaders of
worship to be enterprising, energetic and imaginat[...]
|We call this "Ordered Liberty". A resource on the Assembly website|
entitled Alive to God in Worship is an excellent introduction to the
preparation and leadership of worship that is contemporary and
The worship book of the Uniting Church is Uniting in Worship 2,
which is available in hardcover and DVD. UIW2 also contains a wealth of
other resources for worship. The DVD offers even more to those responsible
for planning and leading worship.
Gathering as God’s People
* Call to worship
* Opening Prayers
Gathering as God’s People
We begin worship in a way that encourages a sense of welcome and c[...]to anyone who is not a regular attender.
Call to worship
It is important that we 'call' people to worship God. That is the primary reason for
being togethe[...]ange of music available today from many different sources. Worship
leaders need to take care when selecting songs for worship, asking two key
1. Is th[...]If there has been no prior word of welcome, the worship leader can offer a welcome
and greeting. For example: 'I welcome you to our worship today and greet you in the
name of God.'
We call on God to be present with us in our worship: forgiving, reconciling, calling,
in the world. That is why these aspects of our worship follow the preaching - they are
all part of our r[...]hink of every week. The Assembly Working Group on
Worship has produced a DVD on the Prayers of the People.[...]our congregations.
The Assembly Working Group on Worship has produced a DVD on Holy Communion.
|[...]ds God's people that they are being sent out from worship to participate in|
God's work in the world[...]
|Worship planning guide|
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Worship planning guide (2016). UCA Assembly, accessed 10/12/2023, https://ucaassembly.recollect.net.au/nodes/view/500