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Sample 11 Days Plan for an Ecumenical Celebration

ECUMENICAL DAY OF WORSHIP
(DIFFERENT FAITH COMMUNITIES WORSHIPING TOGETHER)


MUSIC & WORSHIP RESOURCES

Sunday, August 30, 2009
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W. Patrick Alston, Sr., Lectionary Team Liturgist

Worship Planning Notes

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Lection - (Micah 4:1-4

1. Invocation  
  Unity
Leader: Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Congregation: We are one.

Leader: It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaronís beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments.

Congregation: We are one.

Leader: As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Creator commanded the blessings, even life for evermore.

Congregation: We are one.

Leader: Sustainer of the Universe, thank you for our family members of different faiths.

Congregation: We are one.

Leader: Thank you for our family members of other Christian denominations.

Congregation: We are one.

Leader: We seek your blessings upon this gathering of saints.

Congregation: We are one.

ALL: We are united through faith and love. Please grant us the wisdom to live accordingly. We are one!

2. Hymns and Congregational Songs
(a) What a Fellowship (Leaning on the Everlasting Arms). By Elisha A. Hoffman. Tune, ††
†††† (Showalter) by Anthony J. Showalter

(b) Blest Be the Tie That Binds. By John Fawcett. Tune, (Dennis) by John G. Nageli

(c) Hymn of Exhortation. By Willis L. Barnett

3. Spirituals or Traditional Songs
(a) We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace. Arr. By Nathan Carter. For SSAATTBB Choir

(b) Thereís a Little Wheel A Turnin'. By Marques L.A. Garrett. For SATB Choir

(c) Iíve Got a Robe. By Raymond Wise. For SSATB Choir

4. Gospel Songs for Choirs, Ensembles, or Praise Teams
(a) We Have Come Into This House. Arr. By Raymond Wise

(b) Lord of the Harvest. By Fred Hammond

(c) Let It Rise. By William Murphy

5. Liturgical Dance or Mime Music
Victory. By Tye Tribbett

6. Anthems
(a) Praise the Lord. By A. Randagger. For SATB Choir

(b) We Shall Overcome. Arr. By Uzee Brown

7. Modern Songs
(a) Hallelujah, All Hail the Mighty King. By Wendell Woods

(b) Highest Praise. By Michael McElroy and Joseph Joubert

8. Song or Instrumental for the Offertory Period
(a) Down by the Riverside. Traditional. Arr. By Charles Craig, Sr.

(b) May the Lord God Bless You Real Good. By James Cleveland

9. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer
(a) El Shaddai. By Michael Card and John Thompson

(b) Jesu Tawa Pano (Jesus, We Are Here). Zimbabwean. By Patrick Matsikenyiri

10. Sermonic Selection
(a) All Hail the Power of Jesusí Name. By Edward Perronet. Tune, (Miles Lane) by William
Shrubsole

(b) All Hail the Power of Jesusí Name. By Edward Perronet. Tune, (Coronation) by Oliver Holden.
Arr. By Joseph Wiley

(c) No Weapon. By Fred Hammond. This selection is to be performed as a solo.

(d) Faith That Conquers. By Vanessa Bell Armstrong

11. Invitational Songs or Instrumental
(a) Lead Me, Guide Me. By Doris M. Akers

(b) I Am Thine O Lord. By Fanny J. Crosby. Tune by William H. Doane

12. Benediction Song or Instrumental
(a) Koinonia. By V. Michael McKay

(b) We Wonít Leave Here Like We Came. By Maceo Woods

Cites and Additional Information for Music and Material Listed

1. Litany
Unity. By William Patrick Alston, Sr. This litany is based upon Psalm 133 and 1 Corinthians 12.

2. Hymns and Congregational Songs
(a) What a Fellowship (Leaning on the Everlasting Arms). By Elisha A. Hoffman. Tune,
(Showalter) by Anthony J. Showalter
Location
African American Heritage Hymnal. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, 2001. #371

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal. Nashville, TN: The African Methodist Episcopal Church, (1984) second printing 1986. #525

National Baptist Publishing Board. The New National Baptist Hymnal. Nashville, TN: National Baptist Pub. Board, 1981. #211

The Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 2002. #469

The United Methodist Hymnal: Book of United Methodist Worship. Nashville, TN: The United Methodist Publishing House, (1989) twenty-sixth printing 2003. #133

Church of God in Christ. Yes Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. Memphis, TN: Church of God in Christ Pub. Board in association with the Benson Co., 1982. #94

(b) Blest Be the Tie That Binds. By John Fawcett. Tune, (Dennis) by John G. Nageli
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #341

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal. #522

The Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal. #350

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #359

The United Methodist Hymnal. #557

(c) Hymn of Exhortation. By Willis L. Barnett
Location:
GIA Publications, Inc.
7404 South Mason Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Phone: 1-800-GIA-1358

Online location: www.giamusic.com

3. Spirituals or Traditional Songs
(a) †We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace. Arr. By Nathan Carter. For SSAATTBB Choir
Location:
GIA Publications, Inc.
Phone: 1-800-GIA-1358
Online location: www.giamusic.com

(b)†Thereís a Little Wheel A Turnin'. By Marques L.A. Garrett. For SATB Choir
Location:
GIA Publications, Inc.
Phone: 1-800-GIA-1358
Online location: www.giamusic.com

(c)†Iíve Got a Robe. By Raymond Wise. For SSATB Choir
Location:
Raise Publishing Company
Center for the Gospel Arts
P.O. Box 247574
Columbus, OH 43224-7574
Phone: 614-268-5056

Online location: www.raiseonline.com

4. Gospel Songs for Choirs, Ensembles, or Praise Teams
(a) We Have Come Into This House. Arr. By Raymond Wise
Location:
Raise Ministries. Itís Time to Go Raise Choir Live. Columbus, OH: Raise Records, 2001.

(b) Lord of the Harvest. By Fred Hammond
Location:
Speak Those Things: POL Chapter 3. New York, NY: Verity, 2002.

(c) Let It Rise. By William Murphy
Location:
The William Murphy Project: All Day. New York, NY: Sony Urban, 2005.

5. Liturgical Dance or Mime Music
(a) Victory. By Tye Tribbett
Location:
Tribbett, Tye & G.A. Victory Live. New York, NY: Sony BMG, 2006.

6. Anthems
(a) Praise the Lord. By A. Randagger. For SATB Choir
Location:
Available from J. W. Pepper & Sons Incorporated
2480 Industrial Boulevard
Paoli, PA 19301
Phone: 1-800-345-6296

Online location:www.jwpepper.com

(b) We Shall Overcome. Arr. By Uzee Brown
Location:
GIA Publications, Inc.
Phone: 1-800-GIA-1358
Online location: www.giamusic.com

7. Modern Songs
(a) Hallelujah, All Hail the Mighty King. By Wendell Woods
Location:
GIA Publications, Inc.
Phone: 1-800-GIA-1358
Online location: www.giamusic.com

(b) Highest Praise. By Michael McElroy and Joseph Joubert
Location:
GIA Publications, Inc.
Phone: 1-800-GIA-1358
Online location: www.giamusic.com

8. Song or Instrumental for the Offertory Period

(a) Down by the Riverside. Traditional. Arr. By Charles Craig, Sr.
Location:
Various Artists. Detroit Remembers Vol. 2. Southfield, MI: Sounds of Gospel, 2007.

(b) May the Lord God Bless You Real Good. By James Cleveland
Location:
Bishop Clarence E. McClendon Presents the Harvest Fire Mega Mass Choir Shout Hallelujah. Mobile, AL: Integrity Music, 2000.

9. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer

(a) El Shaddai. By Michael Card and John Thompson
Location:
The United Methodist Hymnal. #123

(b) Jesu Tawa Pano (Jesus, We Are Here). Zimbabwean. By Patrick Matsikenyiri
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #401

10. Sermonic Selection
(a) All Hail the Power of Jesusí Name. By Edward Perronet. Tune, (Miles Lane) by William Shrubsole††
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #294

(b) All Hail the Power of Jesusí Name. By Edward Perronet. Tune, (Coronation) by Oliver Holden.
Arr. By Joseph Wiley
Location:
Ford, Bishop Andrew J. The Anointed Voices of Ford Memorial Temple: Itís Our Time! But Itís For Godís Glory. Germantown, PA: MTM Records, 2002.

(c) No Weapon. By Fred Hammond†
Location:
Verity: The First Decade, Vol. 1. New York, NY: Verity, 2004.

(d) Faith That Conquers. By Vanessa Bell Armstrong†
Location:
The Best of Vanessa Bell Armstrong. New York, NY: Verity, 1999.

11.
Invitational Song or Instrumental
(a) Lead Me, Guide Me. By Doris M. Akers
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #474

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal. #374

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #355

(b) I Am Thine O Lord. By Fanny J. Crosby. Tune by William H. Doane
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #387

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #329

12. Benediction Song or Instrumental
(a) Koinonia. By V. Michael McKay
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #579

(b) We Wonít Leave Here Like We Came. By Maceo Woods
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #407

 

     

 

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