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Year with Matthew webinar set for Tuesday

Purpose is to help worship planners prepare worship Advent through Transfiguration; focus is on Matthew, connection to church’s Matthew 25 vision

by Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service


LOUISVILLE — A new webinar from the Presbyterian Mission Agency will help preachers, church musicians and other worship leaders connect Scriptures from the Gospel of Matthew with the PC(USA)’s work on building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism and eradicating systemic poverty.

The Rev. Dr. David Gambrell speaks during the 2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium. (Photo by Rich Copley)

The first of four webinars — which will focus on passages in Matthew in Year A, in the Revised Common Lectionary — is set for Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. Eastern time.

The Rev. Dr. David Gambrell, Associate for Worship in the Office of Theology and Worship, wanted to give worship planners a head start on preparing year A in the RCL, so that they can share in the church’s Matthew 25 vision.

“Our goal is for poverty, racism and congregational vitality to be at the top of worship leaders’ minds as they are preparing to lead worship,” Gambrell said, “so that the congregations they serve can engage more fully in these critical areas of the church’s mission.”

The first webinar will provide an overview of the “Year with Matthew” resource as well as an introduction to materials for the first quarter of the Christian year, from Advent through Transfiguration.

Sally Ann McKinsey, editor of Call to Worship, will share information on the worship planning resources available through the journal’s annual lectionary companion.

You can watch the webinar live on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. Eastern time, on the PC(USA) Facebook Page or PC(USA) YouTube Channel.

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