Prepare! 2017-2018 CEB Edition

An Ecumenical Music & Worship Planner

By David L. Bone, Mary Scifres Published
Spiral bound image ISBN: 9781501834288 $23.99 Buy
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A weekly worship planning book for pastors and musicians.

An all-in-one resource that helps both the music director and pastor plan the worship services for each Sunday and holy day of the year, the 2017-2018 edition Prepare! is lectionary based and places everything at your fingertips:

  • Calendar format that helps you plan the entire choir year, from September through August.
  • Eight or more suggested hymns for each service keyed to 16 hymnals from at least 7 different denominations, including: Africana Hymnal; The Baptist Hymnal, Chalice Hymnal (Disciples of Christ), The Faith We Sing, Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal, The Hymnal 1982 (Episcopal), Hymns for the Family of God, Lutheran Book of Worship, The Presbyterian Hymnal, The New Century Hymnal (United Church of Christ), Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship, Songs for Praise and Worship Singalong Edition, The United Methodist Hymnal, Voices United, Worship & Song, and Worship III(Roman Catholic).
  • Complete lectionary text of the Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle, and Gospel readings, using the Common English Bible translation.
  • Reproducible worship planning forms.
  • Resources for holidays and special days.
  • Suggestions for prayers, solos, anthems, visuals, and much more.

About the Authors

David L. Bone

David L. Bone is Executive Director of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Mary Scifres

Mary Scifres is a United Methodist pastor, teacher, and consultant who inspires and equips twenty-first-century leaders in creative worship, church growth, visioning, and strategic planning. She is co-author of The United Methodist Music and Worship Planner and its ecumenical counterpart, Prepare!, and author of the worship evangelism book Searching for Seekers. A graduate of Boston University, she holds both the Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Music degrees. Mary lives in Laguna Beach, California.