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STEWARDSHIP (VOLUNTEERISMóTITHING YOUR TIME)
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MUSIC & WORSHIP RESOURCES

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Omar Dickenson, Guest Lectionary Liturgist
Minister of Music and Fine Arts, Bethel Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL

Worship Planning Notes

  • All ministries should have tables outside of the sanctuary and even the building, and invitations should be extended in the church bulletins calling for members to participate in ministry activities. If video screens are available, they should be utilized also to spread this message asking persons to volunteer.
  • See todayís cultural resource unit for a unique stewardship idea that may appeal to pastors and stewardship committees and stewardship boards.
1. Litany

Stewardship

O God, we desire to be good stewards of all that you have made: the earth, the world, and all that dwells therein. All that we have comes as a trust from you.

God, Elohim, we give thanks for your gifts to us.

We are called by God to use whatever gifts we have been given in service to others.

As you have so freely given to us and lovingly made us what we are, we now freely give back to you the substance of our livesóour time, talent, and money.

We are reminded in the gospel that from the poverty of the cross we have gained the richness of life.

Thank you, Lord, for allowing us to give to the work you have assigned our hands to do in this your earthly kingdom.

You have put your divine stamp upon us, endowed us with honor, and created us in your likeness. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. Through providence and grace we offer our tithes and offerings on your altar.

Lord, Adonai, where our hearts and hands are closed, open them. Where our resolve is weak, strengthen us.

Our health and strength have come from you and it is you who make our financial resources possible.

Teach us to give as we have received. Remind us that what we claim as ours is really yours. Without your gifts to us we have nothing.

We are called by you, O Lord, to be good stewards of all that has been entrusted in our care. You have called us to honor your name with our presence and our service.

Gracious God, our prayer is that we may give a good accounting of our stewardship.

We have received the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ as a gift, and we have been made his disciples.

We pray that we shall be good and faithful stewards, sharing with others the light that Jesus has given to us, ever giving and serving from a willing heart. We have freely received, now let us freely give!

2. Hymns and Congregational Songs
(a) Trust and Obey. By John H. Sammis. Tune, (Trust and Obey) by Daniel Towner

(b) Take My Life and Let It Be. By France R. Havergal. Tune, (Hendon) by H. A. Cesar Malan

(c) I Am on the Battlefield for My Lord. By Sylvana Bell & E. V. Banks. Tune, (Battlefield) by Thomas A. Dorsey

3. Spirituals or Traditional Songs
(a) Lord I Want to Be a Christian. Arr. by Moses Hogan

(b) Lord Iím Out Here on Your Word. Arr. by John W. Work

4. Songs for Choirs, Ensembles, or Praise Teams††
(a) I Will Serve Him. By Chester D. T. Baldwin

(b) My Life Belongs to You. By Derrick Thomas

5. Liturgical Dance Music
A Singerís Prayer. Arr. by Phillip Carter

6. Anthems
(a) It Pays to Serve Jesus. Arr. by Nathan Carter

(b) Lord, Here Am I. Arr. by John Ness Beck

7. Modern Songs
(a) Iím Willing Lord. Arr. by Kenneth W. Louis

(b) Sanctify Me. By V. Michael McKay

(c) Lord Make Me an Instrument. Arr. by M. Roger Holland, II

8. Song or Instrumental for the Offertory Period
(a) Precious Jesus/Overture of Worship. By Thomas Whitfield

(b) I Donít Feel No Ways Tired. By Curtis Burrell

9. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer
(a) Iíll Say Yes Lord. By Carol Cymbala

(b) Thy Way, O Lord. By Nina B. Jackson. Tune, (Thy Way) by Edward C. Deas

10. Sermonic Selection
(a) Available to You. By Carlis L. Moody, Jr.

(b) Iím a Vessel. By Tony Tidwell

11. Invitational Song or Instrumental
(a) Use Me. By Dewitt Jones, Kim Jones, and Ron Kenoly

(b) I Surrender All. By Judson Van De Venter. Tune, (Surrender) by Winfield Weeden

12. Benediction Song
Go. By Leon Patillo

Cites and Additional Information for Music and Material Listed

1. Litany
Location:
ďStewardship.Ē African American Heritage Hymnal. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, 2001. #101. Used by permission.

2. Hymns and Congregational Songs

(a) Trust and Obey. By John H. Sammis. Tune, (Trust and Obey) by Daniel Towner
Location
African American Heritage Hymnal. #380

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal. Nashville, TN: The African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1998. #377

National Baptist Publishing Board. The New National Baptist Hymnal. Nashville, TN: National Baptist Pub. Board, 1981. #171

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. #334

(b) Take My Life and Let It Be. By France R. Havergal. Tune, (Hendon) by H. A. Cesar Malan
Location:
African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal. #292

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #338

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #337

(c) I Am on the Battlefield for My Lord. By Sylvana Bell & E. V. Banks. Tune, (Battlefield) by Thomas A. Dorsey
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #480

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal. #390

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #493

3. Spirituals or Traditional Songs
(a) †Lord I Want to Be a Christian. Arr. By Moses Hogan
Location:
Hal Leonard Corporation
P. O. Box 13819
Milwaukee, WI 53213

Online location: www.halleonard.com

(b)† Lord Iím Out Here on Your Word. By John W. Work
Location:
ECS Publishing
138 Ipswich St.
Boston, MA 02215-3534
Phone: 617-236-1935

Online location: www.ecspub.com

4. Songs for Choirs, Ensembles, or Praise Teams
(a) I Will Serve Him. By Chester D. T. Baldwin
Location:
Sing It on Sunday Morning. Los Angeles, CA: JDI Records, 2000.

(b) My Life Belongs to You. By Derrick Thomas
Location:
Israel and New Breed. New Season. New York, NY: Sony, 2001.

5. Liturgical Dance Music
Singerís Prayer. Arr. By Phillip Carter
Location:
Carter, Phillip and SOV. The Journey Continues. White Plains, MD: SOV Ministries, 2004.

Online location: www.sovministries.com

6. Anthems
(a) It Pays to Serve Jesus. Arr. By Nathan Carter
Location:
GIA Publications, Inc.
7404 South Mason Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Phone: 1-800-442-1358

Online location: www.giamusic.com

(b) Lord, Here Am I. By John Ness Beck
Location:
Beckenhorst Press, Inc.
P. O. Box 14273
Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-451-6461

Online location: www.beckenhorstpress.com

7. Modern Songs
(a) Iím Willing Lord. Arr. By Kenneth W. Lewis
Location:
GIA Publications, Inc.
Phone: 1-800-442-1358
Online location: www.giamusic.com

(b) Sanctify Me. By V. Michael McKay
Location:
GIA Publications, Inc.
Phone: 1-800-442-1358
Online location: www.giamusic.com

(c) Lord Make Me an Instrument. Arr. By M. Roger Holland, II
Location:
GIA Publications, Inc.
Phone: 1-800-442-1358
Online location:www.giamusic.com

8. Song or Instrumental for the Offertory Period

(a) Precious Jesus/Overture of Worship. By Thomas Whitfield
Location:
The Best of Thomas Whitfield. New York, NY: Verity, 1999.

(b) I Donít Feel No Ways Tired. By Curtis Burrell
Location:
Cleveland, James. I Donít Feel No Ways Tired. Newark, NJ: Savoy, 1990.

9. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer

(a) Iíll Say Yes Lord. By Carol Cymbala
Location:
Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. Iíll Say Yes. New York, NY: Columbia, 2008.

(b) Thy Way, O Lord. By Nina B. Jackson. Tune, (Thy Way) by Edward C. Deas
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #444

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal. #311

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #323

10. Sermonic Selection
(a) Available to You. By Carlis L. Moody, Jr.
Location:
Brunson, Milton & The Thompson Community Singers. Available to You. Nashville, TN: Word, 1988.

(b) Iím a Vessel. By Tony Tidwell
Location:
Chicago Mass Choir. Saved, Sealed, Delivered. Roswell, GA: Platinum Entertainment, 1999.

11. Invitational Song or Instrumental

(a) Use Me. By Dewitt Jones, Kim Jones, and Ron Kenoly
Location:
Gospel Music Workshop of America Mass Choir. Live in Indianapolis. New York, NY: Verity, 1997.

(b) I Surrender All. By Judson Van De Venter. Tune, (Surrender) by Winfield Weeden
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #396

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal. #251

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #319

12. Benediction Songs
Go. By Leon Patillo
Location:
Caesar, Shirley. Shirley Caesar: Her Very Best. Nashville, TN: Word Music, 1987.

 

     

 

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