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

September 2014

ON THE COVER

Advent Candles by John Stuart, pastor, Erin Presbyterian Church, Knoxville Tenn.

From Inside ML:

Dreaming God’s reign anew

When I was a child, a special event took place in my home every year. I think it happened in late September or early October. Though it wasn’t a birthday or an anniversary, a trip to an apple orchard or a hayride, it was eagerly anticipated by me and my two older brothers. We would squeal with delight the day that the Sears “Wishbook” arrived in the mail.... (Read More)

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Feature Articles



The texts of Advent: wisdom for ministry
Joyce S. Donahue



Pastor and community: Sharing responsibility for the construction, reconstruction, or restoration of a worship space (part 1)
William C. Graham



Beyond the infancy narratives: the rest of the story
Mary Pat Storms



The art of pausing: meditation and haiku
Judith Valente



Departments



Inside ML
Dreaming God’s reign anew

Ada Simpson


Worship Times 
Reflections on news around the church
Todd Flowerday 



Bulletin Inserts
Conditional Baptism
Kissing Stoles
Paul Turner



A Willing Spirit
Be ready: we do not know the day or the hour
Mary Amore



Moving Rite Along
Advent: what are we waiting for?

Donna M. Cole



Ritual Formation
Advent wreaths
David E. Fedor



Liturgical Ministry
Prophetic preaching: lessons from Isaiah
Corinna Laughlin



Lectionary Spirituality / Year B
Advent 2014
Bruce Janiga



Music, Liturgy, Spirit
Praying the O Antiphons
Ken Canedo



Celebrating Our Diversity
Intercultural Advent
Pedro Rubalcava



Bridge Work
Advent: getting under our skin
Ron Raab



Ministry & Technology
Time to upgrade?
Joanne Mercier



Go Make Disciples of All
What Catholics do (part 3)
Cecelia P. Regan

 


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