Anybody have any responsive reading resources that I might be able to get my hands on??
~ by mandythompson on September 13, 2008.
Posted in planning worship, resources, worship, worship leading Tags: christianity, church, worship
Kinda tricky to navigate, but the Church of England has put up a bunch of liturgy online. We’re using some this weekend:
Billy Chia said this on September 13, 2008 at 12:46 pm | Reply
I don’t have an online version, but the hymnal we have has 225 responsive readings. All from various Bible texts
Bill A said this on September 13, 2008 at 7:56 pm | Reply
you can look at the worship guides for every sunday at Redeemer Church in Fort Worth. They always do responsive readings. http://www.redeemerfortworth.org
Christopher Gates said this on September 16, 2008 at 12:02 pm | Reply
the back of old hymnals-methodist espcially have several…from what i remember:)
robin said this on September 16, 2008 at 9:31 pm | Reply
I’d love to hear some feedback from leaders who have really found this effective in helping their congregations to meet with God during the service. I think responsive readings can be awesome, but every time I think through using them with our congregation, I back off because I just feel it will come across completely wrong and just have the opposite effect.
Louise said this on September 17, 2008 at 3:45 am | Reply
Ryan said this on September 23, 2008 at 12:48 pm | Reply
I’m with Ryan, you really can’t beat the psalms. Use creativity andd variety in how they are done (leader/response, side to side, pregnant pauses between verses, do just part of them, sing them leader/response, use a sung response, etc.) to try and reclaim the power of psalms and keep from getting into a rote/routine approach. Praying the psalms puts us in touch with ancient prayer and the prayers of Jesus and articulates the soul’s deepest longings.
Steve Wests said this on October 11, 2008 at 10:56 am | Reply
The United Methodist Church has some responsive readings online in a category called 21st Century Worship. Maybe you would find them useful?
Linda said this on October 21, 2008 at 12:53 pm | Reply
we use responsive readings alot at the community I lead worship in. What we use the majority of the time is the Book of Common Prayer, and the United Methodist Book of Worship. Most “main-line” traditions have readings in their hymnals/prayer/worship books that are often steeped in the tradition of the Church. their is also some really good stuff in Eastern Orthodox liturgies.
chad said this on March 19, 2009 at 7:51 pm | Reply
http://fwbreadings.blogspot.com/2004/12/table-of-contents.html This link has been a good resource for me and is well organized by topics. It is from a Baptist Hymnal.
Tom Schankweiler said this on June 14, 2009 at 7:18 am | Reply
Excellent site, keep up the good work
Bill Bartmann said this on September 3, 2009 at 11:24 am | Reply
I’m working on organizing responsive readings from througout church history.
Dan said this on January 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Reply
The Psalter from the good old Book Of Common Prayer is a can’t miss…
stchrisathens said this on October 22, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Reply
So here is the website I mentioned working on up above. It is still in progress, but feedback is appreciated.
Dan Zerbe said this on December 9, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Reply
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