How to Arrange the Sacred Vessels for Holy Communion

Posted by Anna Johnson on Apr 18, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Setting up the vessels for the celebration of the Lord’s Supper is an intricate task that requires much attention to detail. One must understand the types of sacred vessels and their purposes as well as where they should be placed on the altar. Here is a guide to arranging the sacred vessels, adapted from What an Altar Guild Should Know by Paul H. D. Lang.

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Tags: Communion

Planning for the Holy Trinity (Trinity Sunday)

Posted by Andrew R. Jones on Apr 16, 2018 8:45:00 AM

Learn more about the readings, music, and worship-service planning helps for the Holy Trinity (May 27, 2018).

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Tags: The Season after Pentecost, Service Planning

Planning for the Day of Pentecost

Posted by Andrew R. Jones on Apr 9, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Learn more about the readings, music, and worship-service planning helps for the Day of Pentecost (May 20, 2018).

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Tags: Easter Season, Service Planning

Altar Guild’s Guide to the Types of Communion Vessels

Posted by Anna Johnson on Apr 4, 2018 9:30:00 AM

The preparation of Holy Communion is a blessed and extremely significant act. Several types of sacred vessels and linens may be used, and practices can differ by congregation. Here is a guide to the most common types of Communion vessels to help you prepare for the distribution of the Lord’s Supper. The information in this post is adapted from What an Altar Guild Should Know by Paul H. D. Lang.

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Tags: Communion

Planning for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

Posted by Andrew R. Jones on Apr 3, 2018 12:15:00 PM

Learn more about the readings, music, and worship-service planning helps for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (May 13, 2018).

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Tags: Easter Season, Service Planning

Planning for the Ascension of Our Lord

Posted by Andrew R. Jones on Apr 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Learn more about the readings, music, and worship-service planning helps for the Ascension of Our Lord (May 10, 2018).

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Tags: Easter Season, Service Planning

Planning for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Andrew R. Jones on Mar 26, 2018 10:15:00 AM

Learn more about the readings, music, and worship-service planning helps for the Sixth Sunday of Easter (May 6, 2018).

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Tags: Easter Season, Service Planning

Preparing for a Confirmation Service

Posted by Anna Johnson on Mar 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Confirmation Sunday is an exciting day for the youth of your congregation. With all of the extra things and people to coordinate, though, it can be a challenge for church staff and volunteers. As you prepare for the day, here are some suggestions to help the event run smoothly.

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Tags: Confirmation

Planning for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Andrew R. Jones on Mar 19, 2018 8:15:00 AM

Learn more about the readings, music, and worship-service planning helps for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (April 29, 2018).

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Tags: Easter Season, Service Planning

Planning for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Andrew R. Jones on Mar 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Learn more about the readings, music, and worship-service planning helps for the Fourth Sunday of Easter (April 22, 2018).

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Tags: Easter Season, Service Planning