The Lectionary As A Guide To Planning Music For Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

One type of tool that pastors often use to select Scripture readings for a service is known as a lectionary. Although not well known to church musicians in some traditions, this tool can be very helpful in assisting the church musician to select music that is appropriate for a given service. The following article suggests why this is so and then lists resources that can assist church musicians in working with the lectionary.

Imagine yourself as the minister of music. The previous pastor has...


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