The use of the means of grace : a statement on the practice of Word and sacrament / adopted for guidance and practice, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Minneapolis, MN : Augsburg Fortress, c1997.
Notes: ”Adopted … by the Fifth Biennial Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, August 19, 1997″–t.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references.
Also available online via the World Wide Web in PDF file.
Study Guides (p. 60-63)
Description: 63 p. ; 26 cm.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — Doctrines.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — Liturgy.
Lutheran Church — Liturgy
Lutheran Church — Doctrines
Sacraments — Lutheran Church.
Fakes, Dennis R.
Exploring Our Lutheran Liturgy: How and Why We Worship / Dennis R. Fakes
Lima Ohio: CSS Publishing Company, c1994
146 p.: Sources (pp.145-146)
I love this church and its liturgy and know that something very valuable is weekly unappreciated by millions of us. That “”something”" in the author’s preface is the Lutheran liturgy.
Understanding that liturgy is “”the work of the people in worshiping God.”" Dennis R. Fakes presents this volume that will assist lay people and clergy to understand and appreciate the powerful messages of the liturgy.
Uses for this book include:
Worship or new member classes Worship and music committee workshops A sermon series A liturgy handbook for worship leaders
The guided reflections for each part of the service provide a gospel-centered focus to the purpose of liturgy as it enhances richness and meaning to one’s understanding of God’s presence and invitation in the worship service.
Church, Liturgy, Lutheran, Music, Worship
Author Reumann, John Henry Paul.
Title The Supper of the Lord : the New Testament, ecumenical dialogues, and faith and order on Eucharist / John Reumann.
Publisher Philadelphia : Fortress Press, c1985.
Descrip. xiv, 225 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes Includes indexes.
Subject Lord’s Supper.
Lord’s Supper and Christian union.
ISBN 0800618165 (pbk.)
||143 p. ; 20 cm.
||Translation of: Zeige mir den Weg.
||Includes bibliographical references.
||Nouwen invites readers to join him on a 40-day Lenten path as fellow pilgrims, from the solemn beginning of Ash Wednesday to the joyous climax of Easter.
||Lent — Prayers and devotions.
|| Lent — Meditations.
| Summary Martin Luther recommended that believers begin and end their day reminding themselves of their baptism and then go to work joyfully or to sleep cheerfully.
Baptism, says Marty, is at the heart of the everyday, life-long spiritual journey as he explores such questions as: How did early Christians understand and practice baptism?
What difference does baptism make in our daily life?
How does baptism manifest itself in our relationships, our choices, our faith?
This is both a history of baptism and a useful guide to its application for everyday life. The book includes questions for reflection and discussion.
||61 p. 20 cm.
||What is baptism?–What does baptism do?–How can water do this?–What does baptism mean for life?.