Worshiping into God's Future

Ways We Worship and Resources

Worshiping into God's Future, a denominational initiative, offers worship research results and new resources for UCC congregations.

Summary and Strategies 2005 reports recent findings about how UCC congregations worship, what they hope for, and possible future leadership and research strategies. The research reflects over 12,000 responses from UCC worship leaders and congregations.

Worshiping into God's Future PowerPoint presentation (with script) highlights research findings and may be used for reflection and study for groups such as worship planning groups or Deacon meetings. (Once the PowerPoint slide show is downloaded, use the click of your mouse to advance through it.)

Worship resources offers new liturgies and music drawn from the UCC initiative. It includes questions for reflection and evaluation of worship needs as well as suggestions for creative worship.

For in-depth findings to be used in ongoing research about the initiative, a CD-ROM is available by e-mail request at gravelyk@ucc.org or by phone at 866-822-8224, ext. 3873.

Worship Resources

These resources are presented as part of the UCC's ongoing look at worship. You are encouraged to download them and try them out.

  • Liturgies and music to enrich worship services
  • Questions, ideas for reflection, discussion, and evaluation of worship needs
  • Suggestions for creative worship

Below, explore each section of the book Prayers and Patterns for Worship for specific materials and song resources..

Liturgies and worship resources

Patterns and Orders of Worship

Introduction to Patterns and Orders of Worship
A Praise Service from Hawaii
Blended Worship for Word and Table
Praise, Prayer, and Preaching in an African American Congregation
A Contemporary Seeker Service
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sing Music and Visual Arts

Holy Communion

Introduction to Holy Communion
A Responsive Communion Liturgy
Hispanic Free-form Communion Prayer
Brief Communion Prayers
Using a Traditional Form, Holy Communion in a Time of Fear
Using Music and Visual Arts

Baptismal Rites

Introduction to Baptismal Rites
Presenting an Infant to the Congregation 
Ecumenical Witnesses of Baptism
Affirming Baptism: Simple Words and Acts
A Liturgy and Prayers for Adults and Youth Seeking Baptism
Additional Prayers for Those Preparing for Baptism or Confirmation
Prayers of Youth at Confirmation
Using Music and Visual Arts

Moments of Our Lives

A House Blessing in Spanish and English 
Youth Rites of Passage 
Life’s Transitions 
Blessing God’s Creatures 
Using Music and Visual Arts

Acknowledgments and Copyrights for Liturgies and Worship Resources

Acknowledgments
Copyright

Songs

 About the Songs and Reprint Permission

Words to Songs in PDF format

As I Decend in the Waters 
As the Grain was Scattered 
As-salaamu Lakum 
Bread is Broken 
Come and Fill (All My Life) 
Cuando desciendo 
Enter God’s Courts 
Every Step of the Way 
Ferry Our Prayers 
God, Tender and Just 
God’s Love Endures Forever 
Holy, Holy, Holy 
Holy Spirit 
I Need You 
In Our Prayers 
Let Us Sing Praises 
Pour Out Your Spirit 
Santo Espíritu 
Te alabamos en todo momento 
This is My Child 
Waiting for You 
We All Praise You Every Moment 
We Lift Up Our Hearts 
When I was Baptized 
Yours is the Wheat

Words to Songs in Word format

As I Decend in the Waters 
As the Grain was Scattered 
As-salaamu Lakum 
Bread is Broken 
Come and Fill (All My Life) 
Cuando desciendo 
Enter God’s Courts 
Every Step of the Way 
Ferry Our Prayers 
God, Tender and Just 
God’s Love Endures Forever 
Holy, Holy, Holy 
Holy Spirit 
I Need You 
In Our Prayers 
Let Us Sing Praises 
Pour Out Your Spirit 
Santo Espíritu 
Te alabamos en todo momento 
This is My Child 
Waiting for You 
We All Praise You Every Moment 
We Lift Up Our Hearts 
When I was Baptized 
Yours is the Wheat

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CONTACT INFO

Rev. Susan A. Blain
Minister for Worship, Liturgy and Spiritual Formation
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-736-3869
blains@ucc.org