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 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.
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