Variation In The Dismissal

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

There is very little that can be done or even should be done in the Dismissal by way of variation. The Dismissal is best kept brief and to the point, serving the function of sending the people forth. Nevertheless, here are several suggestions to enhance the Dismissal.

Dance. Use a dance during the Dismissal hymn. In the Dismissal procession, God transcends the congregation and is experienced as the One who goes before the church, leading his people into the world to serve. When the Dismissal...


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