MINISTRY & LITURGY MAGAZINE
Edited by Ada Simpson

In addition to features and regular columns on topics of interest to the entire parish team — rites, music, faith formation, Scripture, art and architecture, hospitality, and many others — you will find valuable tools and inspiration in every issue.

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Current Issue

December 2014/January 2015

ON THE COVER

Outside a City Wall by John Stuart, pastor, Erin Presbyterian Church, Knoxville Tenn. Gallery: stushieart.com.

From Inside ML:

Now he knows…

Several weeks ago a former pastor of my parish passed away. A friend of the pastor preached and presided at his funeral liturgy. He began the homily by saying, “Now he knows.” What a beautiful statement. Now he knows. On the other side of the grave, he is able to witness all that he professed, all that he believed, all that he preached, and he has entered into the communion of saints. Called home, he now experiences the welcome of a kind and merciful God who loved him.... (Read More)

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Feature Articles



Beyond the doors: Why are you out there?
Mary Patricia Storms



Lent: repent, reflect, renew
Victor Parachin



Group realities: Working with diverse personalities to accomplish a common goal
Jonathan Morse



Building up church: a Christmas wish list (part 3)



Departments



Inside ML
Now he knows…

Ada Simpson


Worship Times 
Reflections on news around the church
Todd Flowerday 



Bulletin Inserts
Sharing Divinity
Holy Family
Paul Turner



A Willing Spirit
Ambassadors for Christ
Mary Amore



Moving Rite Along
Ashes to ashes: rediscovering a symbol of fragility
Donna M. Cole



Ritual Formation
Presiding style
David E. Fedor



Liturgical Ministry
Bringing the spirit of the liturgy to the homebound
Corinna Laughlin



Lectionary Spirituality / Year B
Ash Wednesday through Passion Sunday 2015

Bruce Janiga



Music, Liturgy, Spirit
Properly speaking: the entrance chant
Ken Canedo



Celebrating Our Diversity
Searching for the folks who aren’t among us
Pedro Rubalcava



Bridge Work
Lent: our holy women
Ron Raab



Ministry & Technology
Odds and endings: wrapping up the year
Joanne Mercier



Go Make Disciples of All
Ready, set, go! 10 tips for catechists (part 3)
Cecelia P. Regan

 


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