Worship Resources

 
       

DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY

MUSIC & WORSHIP RESOURCES

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Marcus D. Smith, Guest Lectionary Liturgist
Minister of Music, Ark Church in Baltimore, Maryland

Worship Planning Notes

In preparation for your Disability Awareness service:

  • Give your Worship and Arts team adequate planning time to include persons with disabilities in all aspects of your worship experience. This will include time needed to make persons with disabilities feel comfortable working with persons who do not have physical disabilities and vice versa. Also give your team time to teach deaf persons how to sign songs and time to aide and/or teach persons with physical disabilities to perform during with various ministries such as your dance or step ministry. Include parents where needed and even groups outside of your congregation if they can help.

  • Give emphasis to your service on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to record the service via DVD.

  • Try to use songs and instrumental music that was written and/or recorded by persons with disabilities.

  • Place book titles and other resources in your bulletin and in other areas of the church to aide persons in learning more about the differently-abled and materials to assist parents who have children who are differently-abled.

1. Litany, Responsive Reading, Invocation, or Call to Worship
(a) Responsive Reading

Your Reasonable Service

Romans 12:1-5, 9-18, 21 (NKJV)

Solo 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

Everyone And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Solo 2 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

Everyone For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.

Solo 1 Let love be without hypocrisy,
abhor what is evil,
cling to what is good.

Men Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another,

Solo 2 Not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;

Women Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.

Solo 1 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

Everyone Be of the same mind toward one another.
Do not set your mind on high things,
But associate with the humble.
Do not be wise in your own opinion.

Solo 2 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.

Everyone If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. And do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Solo 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

2. Hymns and Congregational Songs
(a) More Love to Thee. By Elizabeth Prentiss and William Doane

(b) Help Us Accept Each Other. By Fred Kaan and Ralph Vaughan Williams

(c) Trust and Obey. By John Sammis and Daniel B. Towner

3. Spirituals or Traditional Songs
(a) Iím Gonna Live So God Can Use Me. African American Spiritual

(b) I Know My Name Is in Glory. Traditional Spiritual

(c) Walk Together Children. Arr. by Moses Hogan

(d) Oh, What Heís Done for Me. Arr. by Jimmie Abbington

4. Gospel Songs for Choirs, Ensembles, or Praise Teams
(a) Use Me. By Ron Kenoly and Dewitt Jones III

(b) I Was Created to Worship. By Steven Ford

(c) Oh Lord We Worship You. By Kevin Davidson

5. Liturgical Dance or Mime Ministry Music
(a) Your Face I Seek. By Myron Williams

(b) Faithful to Believe. By Aaron Lindsay, Adrian Lindsey, and Byron Cage

(c) Heal Our Land. By Jonathan Butler and Labi Siffre

(d) Heal Me. By Chris Watkins and Kyle Kelly

6. Anthems
(a) Make My Life a Blessing. By Pepper Choplin and Joseph Martin

(b) Make Me a Channel of Your Peace. Arr. by Mark Hayes

7. Modern Songs
(a) We Cry Holy. By Norman Hutchins

(b) Focus on You. By Isaiah D. Thomas

(c) Use Me, Lord. By James Cleveland

(d) Koinonia. By V. Michael McKay

8. Offertory Song or Instrumental
(a) What Heís Done for Me. By James Hall

(b) Faithful to Believe. By Byron Cage, Aaron Lindsey, and Adrian Lindsey

(c) We Love You Jesus. By Judith McAllister

9. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer
(a) Unity. Text and Tune by Glorraine Moone. Based on Psalm 113:1

(b) Make Me a Servant. Author Unknown

10. Sermonic Selection
(a) Lord Iím So Grateful. By Fernando G. Allen

(b) Restore the Years. By Donald Lawrence

(c) I Was Made to Worship. By Myron Williams and Aaron Gordon

(d) Make Me a Servant. By Tommy Jones

(e) Love. By Kirk Franklin

(f ) See Us Through. Author Unknown

11. Invitational Song or Instrumental
(a) Heís Been Just That Good. By Jerry Peters and Kirk Whalum

(b) Show Yourself Mighty. By David Frazier

(c) To Worship You I Live. By Israel Houghton and Meleasa Houghton

(d) My Life Is in Your Hands. By Kirk Franklin

(e) Love. By Kirk Franklin

12. Benediction Song or Instrumental
(a) Thereís a King in You. By Donald Lawrence

(b) We are One. By Timothy Wright

(c) God Be with You. By Jeremiah E. Rankin and William G. Tomer

(d) Grace, Love, and Fellowship. By Tom Fettke

Cites and Additional Information for Music and Material Listed

1. Litany, Responsive Reading, or Invocation
(a) Your Reasonable Service
Location:
The Celebration Hymnal: Songs and Hymns for Worship. Nashville, TN: Word/Integrity Music, 1997. #679

2. Hymns and Congregational Songs
(a) More Love to Thee. By Elizabeth Prentiss and William Doane
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, 2001. #575

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, 1987. #246

National Baptist Publishing Board. The New National Baptist Hymnal. Nashville, TN: Triad Publications, 1977. #254

Total Praise. Chicago IL/Nashville, TN: GIA Publications, Inc./Sunday School Publishing Board, 2011. #570

(b) Help Us Accept Each Other. By Fred Kaan and Ralph Vaughan Williams
Location:
Worship. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, 2001. #656

(c) Trust and Obey. By John Sammis and Daniel B. Towner
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #380

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #171

Total Praise. #384

3. Spirituals or Traditional Songs
(a) Iím Gonna Live So God Can Use Me. African American Spiritual
Location:
Bishop G. E. Patterson & Congregation Singing the Old Time Way: Live in Memphis. Memphis, TN: Podium Records, 2005.

(b) I Know My Name Is in Glory. Traditional Spiritual
Location:
NTIME MUSIC COMPANY
4913 Albemarle Road #103
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-531-8961

Online location: www.ntimemusic.com

(c) Walk Together Children. Arr. by Moses Hogan
Location:
Hal Leonard Corp.
7777 West Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53213
Phone: 414-774-3630

Online location: www.halleonard.com

(d) Oh, What Heís Done for Me. Arr. by Jimmie Abbington
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #154

Total Praise. #145

4. Gospel Songs for Choirs, Ensembles, or Praise Teams
(a) Use Me. By Ron Kenoly and Dewitt Jones III
Location:
Kenoly, Ron. God Is Able. Mobile, AL: Hosanna! Music, 1994.

(b) I Was Created to Worship. By Steven Ford
Location:
Williams, Vanessa. Here I Go Again. New York, NY: Bajada Records/Lightyear Records, 2004.

(c) Oh Lord We Worship You. By Kevin Davidson
Location:
Davidson, Kevin and the Voices. Overflow II. Nashville, TN: New Haven, 2006.

5. Liturgical Dance or Mime Ministry Music
(a) Your Face I Seek. By Myron Williams
Location:
Thankful. Portugal: Flow Records, 2010.

(b) Faithful to Believe. By Aaron Lindsay, Adrian Lindsey, and Byron Cage
Location:
Cage, Byron. Faithful to Believe. New York, NY: Jive/Gospocentric, 2009.

(c) Heal Our Land. By Jonathan Butler and Labi Siffre
Location:
Butler, Jonathan. The Best of Jonathan Butler. New York, NY: Jive/Gospocentric, 1993.

(d) Heal Me. By Chris Watkins and Kyle Kelly
Location:
Chris and Kyle with True Spirit. Heal Me. St Louis, Missouri: T Records, 2010.

6. Anthems
(a) Make My Life a Blessing. By Pepper Choplin and Joseph Martin
Location:
J. W. Pepper & Sons Incorporated
2480 Industrial Boulevard
Paoli, PA 19301
Phone:1-800-345-6296

Online location: www.jwpepper.com

(b) Make Me a Channel of Your Peace. Arr. by Mark Hayes
Location:
J. W. Pepper & Sons Incorporated
Phone:1-800-345-6296
Online location: www.jwpepper.com

7. Modern Songs
(a) We Cry Holy. By Norman Hutchins
Location:
If You Didnít KnowÖNow You Know. London, England: Impact Music, 2011.

(b) Focus on You. By Isaiah D. Thomas
Location:
The Greatest. Baltimore, MD: Habakkuk Music, 2008.

(c) Use Me, Lord. By James Cleveland
Location:
I Donít Feel Always Tired. Tokyo: Savoy Records/Nippon Columbia Savoy, 1990.

(d) Koinonia. By V. Michael McKay
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #579

8. Offertory Song or Instrumental
(a) What Heís Done for Me. By James Hall
Location:
God Is in Control. Nashville, TN: Intersound, 1995.

(b) Faithful to Believe. By Byron Cage, Aaron Lindsey, and Adrian Lindsey
Location:
Cage, Byron. Faithful to Believe. New York, NY: Jive/Gospocentric, 2009.

(c) We Love You Jesus. By Judith McAllister
Location:
Sound the Trumpet. Newton, NJ: Shanachie Entertainment Company, 2011.

9. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer
(a) Unity. Text and Tune by Glorraine Moone. Based on Psalm 113:1
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #338

(b) Make Me a Servant. Author Unknown

Make me a servant, humble and kind.
Giving to others, not keeping whatís mine.
You, God of heaven, came wrapped as a babe.
You lived in humility and showed me the way.

Make me a servant, Jesus, like you.
Help me show humility in all that I do.
Itís not about living just to please me.
But itís about giving as I have received.

10. Sermonic Selection
(a) Lord Iím So Grateful. By Fernando G. Allen
Location:
Ferngal Music Productions/Publishers, Inc.
1300 Southview Road
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410-467-8044

(b) Restore the Years. By Donald Lawrence
Location:
The Best of Donald Lawrence & The Tri City Singers: Restoring the Years. Brentwood, TN: Chordant, 2003.

NTIME MUSIC COMPANY
Phone: 704-531-8961
Online location: www.ntimemusic.com

(c) I Was Made to Worship. By Myron Williams and Aaron Gordon
Location:
Jakes, T.D. and the Potter House Mass Choir. Grace: Live in Kenya. Los Angeles, CA: Rhino, 2007.

(d) Make Me a Servant. By Tommy Jones
Location:
Folds, Charles. Live in Cincinnati. Tokyo: Savoy Records/Nippon Columbia, 1996.

(e) Love. By Kirk Franklin
Location:
Godís Property. New York, NY: Zomba, 1997.

(f) See Us Through. Author Unknown
Location:
First Church of Deliverance. God Can. Chicago, IL: NEG, 2006.

11. Invitational Song or Instrumental
(a) Heís Been Just That Good. By Jerry Peters and Kirk Whalum
Location:
Whalum, Kirk. The Gospel According to JazzóChapter III. Grosse Pointe Farms, MI: Rendezvous Music, 2010.

(b) Show Yourself Mighty. By David Frazier
Location:
New York Mass Choir. Show Yourself Mighty. Nashville, TN: Light Records, 2007.

(c) To Worship You I Live. By Israel Houghton and Meleasa Houghton
Location:
Houghton, Israel and New Breed. Alive in South Africa. New York, NY: Integrity/Epic, 2005.

(d) My Life Is in Your Hands. By Kirk Franklin
Location:
Godís Property. New York, NY: Zomba, 1997.

(e) Love. By Kirk Franklin
Location:
Godís Property. New York, NY: Zomba, 1997.

12. Benediction Song or Instrumental
(a) Thereís a King in You. By Donald Lawrence
Location:
WOW Gospel 2011. New York, NY: Verity Records, 2011.

(b) We Are One. By Timothy Wright
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #323

(c) God Be with You. By Jeremiah E. Rankin and William G. Tomer
Location:
The New National Baptist Hymnal. #361

(d) Grace, Love, and Fellowship. By Tom Fettke
Location:
The Celebration Hymnal. #233
     

 

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