Worship in the Garden

Services for Outdoor Worship

Book - Paperback
Worship in the Garden
Paperback ISBN: 9781426765940
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E-Book ISBN: 9781426771491
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Published February 2013

Experience God in the midst of Creation with these beautiful, simple services.

As individuals, we often find peace, comfort, and a close connection to God in a garden. Gardens often provide a space for worship in a neutral setting outside the church for people to gather and share a faith experience.

From Easter sunrise services to church retreats, the special worship experiences described in Worship in the Garden can enhance one’s experience of God as a congregation worships together outdoors. The beauty of creation enhances these sensitive, meaningful liturgies for Communion, Blessing of the Animals, Healing, Renewal of Wedding Vows, Resurrection/Memorial Services, Graveside, Baptism, Baptismal Reaffirmation, along with other services. Inside you will learn about liturgical gardens and biblical precedents for outdoor worship.

About the Author

J. Wayne Pratt

J. Wayne Pratt is a retired United Methodist pastor presently living in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the State University of New York/College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University and a Master of Theological Studies from Drew University. He is the author of Sanctuary: Prayers from the Garden, Just In Time! Wedding Services , and Worship in the Garden. Also he has written articles featured in Ministry & Liturgy Magazine and been a contributor to the Abingdon Worship Annual series.