Contents of Sunday by Sunday issues

You can find here a summary of special contents in the Sunday by Sunday liturgy planner (from Issue 17).

Issue 82

Resources for worship from Sunday 7 January to Sunday 18 March 2018 (Year B)
Additional services: Epiphany; The Baptism of Christ; The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas); The Season of Lent; Ash Wednesday; Mothering Sunday
Hymn Workshop – Gordon Giles and Miles Quick discuss Tim Hughes’s ‘Light of the world’ (Here I am to worship) with guidance on introducing the song to a congregation
In dir ist Freude by J.S. Bach – Organ lesson by John Challenger

Issue 81

Resources for worship from Sunday 1 October 2017 to Sunday 31 December 2017 (Year A/B)
Additional services: Bible Sunday; All Saints’ Day; All Souls’ Day; Remembrance Sunday; The Season of Advent; Christmas Day
Hymn Workshop – Gordon Giles and Miles Quick discuss Bernadette Farrell’s Christ, be our light with guidance on introducing the song to a congregation
I heard a voice from heaven by John Goss – Guidance for choir trainers by Andrew Reid

Issue 80

Resources for worship from Sunday 2 July to Sunday 24 September 2017 (Year A)
Additional services: The Transfiguration of our Lord
The Harvest season – Resources for Harvest and on Creation-related themes 
Hymn Workshop – Gordon Giles and Miles Quick discuss Graham Kendrick’s ‘Beauty for brokenness’ with guidance on introducing the song to a congregation.
Accompanying worship songs on the organ – Jonathan Robinson and Tom Bell explore why, when and how to play contemporary songs on the organ.

Issue 79

Resources for worship from Sunday 9 April to Sunday 25 June 2017 (Year A)
Additional services: Palm Sunday; Maundy Thursday; Good Friday; Easter Vigil; Easter Day; Ascension Day; Pentecost (Whit Sunday); Trinity Sunday; Corpus Christi
Christ as a light – setting by Margaret Rizza
Music for Passiontide
Hymn Workshop – Gordon Giles and Jonathan Robinson discuss the Easter song ‘See, what a morning’ with guidance on introducing the song to a congregation.
Stainer: God so loved the world – Adrian Lucas provides guidance to choir trainers on how to prepare a choir to sing the anthem

Issue 78

Resources for worship from Sunday 8 January to Sunday 2 April 2017 (Year A) Additional services: Epiphany; the Baptism of Christ; the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas); Ash Wednesday; Mothering Sunday
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – resources for worship
Hymn Workshop – Gordon Giles and Jonathan Robinson discuss the Iona song ‘Inspired by love and anger’ with guidance on introducing the song to a congregation
J.S. Bach: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß – Organ lesson by Daniel Moult

Issue 77

Resources for worship from Sunday 2 October 2016 to Sunday 1 January 2017 (Year C/A)
Additional services: Bible Sunday; All Saints’ Day; Remembrance Sunday; Christmas Day; New Year
How to plan Advent and Christmas services – Helen Bent gives practical, liturgical and musical advice on how to make the most of the season
Hymn Workshop – Gordon Giles and Miles Quick discuss Marty Haugen’s Carol at the Manger with guidance on introducing the song to a congregation
A hymn for Prisons Week – ‘Eternal God, we come with prayer’ by Timothy Dudley-Smith
What child is this? by Thomas Hewitt Jones – David Ogden provides guidance for choir trainers on how to prepare to sing the carol

Issue 76

Resources for worship from Sunday 5 June to Sunday 25 September 2016 (Year C)
Additional services: Thomas the Apostle; the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
RSCM Music Sunday
Harvest and Creation
Those summer notes – tell me more … – David Ogden suggests ideas for summer anthems suitable for choirs and singing groups when resources may be limited
Hymn Workshop – Gordon Giles and Miles Quick introduce ‘Before the throne of God above’ by Vikki Cook, with tips on using and teaching the song
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba: how to make it work at weddings – Malcolm Archer considers the available editions and offers advice for organists

Issue 75

Resources for worship from Sunday 20 March to Sunday 29 May 2016 (Year C)
Additional services: Palm Sunday; Maundy Thursday; Good Friday; Easter Vigil; Easter Day; Ascension Day; Pentecost (Whit Sunday); Trinity Sunday; The Day of Thanksgiving for Holy Communion (Corpus Christi)
Music for Passiontide
A new dimension in the world of sound – Miles Quick suggests ways to use instruments in worship
Hymn Workshop – Sunday by Sunday team members introduce new hymns and songs and explain how they can be used. In this edition: ‘Christ be in my waking’ (Stuart Townend/Simon Brading) and ‘If Christ had not been raised from death’ (Christopher Idle)
Linking songs – why and how? – Sam and Sara Hargreaves consider how to create ‘flow’ in sung worship

Issue 74

Resources for worship from Sunday 3 January to Sunday 13 March 2016 (Year C)
Additional services: The Epiphany of our Lord/The Epiphany of the Lord; The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)/The Presentation of the Lord; Ash Wednesday; Mothering Sunday
How to use Voice for Life – RSCM Education Programmes Manager Colin Davey explains how the scheme works.
Before the ending of the day – Fr Peter Allan introduces the Office of Compline
Musical ideas for Compline services – RSCM Head of Publishing Tim Ruffer suggests ways to use music in services of Compline and the Sunday by Sunday team provide resource lists.

Issue 73

Resources for worship from Sunday 4 October to Sunday 27 December 2015 (Year B/C)
Additional services: Luke the Evangelist; Bible Sunday; All Saints’ Day; Remembrance Sunday; Christmas Day; John, Apostle and Evangelist
Dedication Festival – Resources for celebrating the Dedication Festival and thanking God for places of worship
On the move – A reflection on Advent processions by Jeremy Davies
Improving your ‘improv’ – Martin Baker offers principles for organ improvisation in the liturgy.

Issue 72

Resources for worship from Sunday 14 June to Sunday 27 September 2015 (Year B)
Additional services: Ss Peter and Paul, Apostles; The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
For the beauty of the earth – Tansy Castledine provides guidance to choir trainers preparing John Rutter’s anthem for use in worship.
Harvest and Creation – Resources for the Harvest season and on Creation-related themes
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done – Michael Hampel reflects on the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta.
Resources on the themes of justice, freedom and liberty

Issue 71

Resources for worship from Sunday 29 March to Sunday 7 June 2015 (Year B)
Additional services: Palm Sunday; Maundy Thursday; Good Friday; Easter Vigil; Easter Day; Ascension Day;
Pentecost (Whit Sunday); Trinity Sunday; The Day of Thanksgiving for Holy Communion (Corpus Christi)
Tenebrae – James Steven introduces an ancient service for Holy Week and provides a short adaptation for local use.
Music for Passiontide
O vos omnes – David Ogden surveys settings of the Passiontide text and provides a new unison setting.

Issue 70

Resources for worship from Sunday 4 January to Sunday 22 March 2015 (Year B)
Additional services: The Epiphany of our Lord/The Epiphany of the Lord; The Conversion of Paul/The Conversion of St Paul, Apostle; The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)/The Presentation of the Lord; Ash Wednesday; Mothering Sunday
Ash Wednesday – An exploration of its history and significance by Gordon Giles
Mothering Sunday – An introduction to its origins and meaning by Gordon Giles
Music for the Eucharist – Guidance on Mass settings for churches with varying musical resources by Andrew Robinson

Issue 69

Resources for worship from Sunday 5 October to Sunday 28 December 2014 (Year A/B)
Additional services: Bible Sunday; All Saints Day
A season of remembrance – Resources for Remembrance Sunday and for marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, with an introduction by Gordon Giles
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland – An organ masterclass by Huw Williams

Issue 68

Resources for worship from Sunday 29 June to Sunday 28 September 2014 (Year A)
Additional services: Peter and Paul, Apostles; Bartholomew the Apostle; Holy Cross Day / The Triumph of the Cross; Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
Singing the Psalms – Frances Novillo explores repertoire and gives practical guidance
Our God be praised, and on his name be blessing – A hymn by Timothy Dudley-Smith from his new collection, A Mirror to the Soul
Ave Maria by Arcadelt – Guidance for choir trianers by Matthew Hamilton
Music for the harvest season

Issue 67

Resources for worship from Sunday 13 April to Sunday 22 June 2014 (Year A)
Additional services: Palm Sunday; Maundy Thursday; Good Friday; Easter Vigil; Easter Day; Ascension Day; Pentecost (Whit Sunday); Trinity Sunday; The Day of Thanksgiving for Holy Communion (Corpus Christi)
Eucharistic Prayers – An all-age setting of the Church of England’s new Eucharistic Prayers for use where significant numbers of children are present, by David Ogden
Music for Passiontide

Issue 66

Resources for worship from Sunday 5 January to Sunday 6 April 2014 (Year A)
Additional services: Epiphany; The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas); Ash Wednesday; Mothering Sunday
Crux Fidelis by John IV, King of Portugal – Guidance for choir trainers from Andrew Nethsingha, with introduction by Gordon Giles.
You are the vine and we are the branches – A musical setting of words from John 15 from the new Ancient & Modern hymn book by John Barnard and Gordon Giles
Piano to Organ – Rosemary Field gives tips to pianists starting the organ.

Issue 65

Resources for worship from Sunday 6 October to Sunday 29 December 2013 (Year C/A)
Additional services: Bible Sunday; All Saints’ Day; Christmas Day
Wait for the Lord – Geoff Weaver discusses the music of Taizé and how to plan an Advent service
Wait for the Lord by Jacques Berthier / Taizé Community
Within our darkest night by Jacques Berthier / Taizé Community
Christingle Services – An introduction to Christingle services and resources for worship
Instrumental Praise – Noël Tredinnick gives advice on using instruments in Christmas services.

Issue 64

Resources for worship from Sunday 9 June to Sunday 23 September 2013 (Year C)
Additional services: Michael and All Angels
The Harvest season – Resources for Harvest and on Creation-related themes
French music for weddings – Organ lesson on Marche de Procession by Alexandre Guilmant and Grand Choeur by Théodore Salomé

Issue 63

Resources for worship from Sunday 24 March to Sunday 2 June 2013 (Year C)
Additional services: Palm Sunday; Maundy Thursday; Good Friday; Easter Vigil; Easter Day; Ascension Day; Pentecost (Whit Sunday); Trinity Sunday
Cantor-led worship – Rosemary Field offers some recommendations to try.
Music for Passiontide
Music on eucharistic themes
Jubilate Deo in C by Benjamin Britten – Guidance for choir trainers by Sarah MacDonald

Issue 62

Resources for worship from Sunday 6 January to Sunday 17 March 2013 (Year C)
Additional services: Epiphany; The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas); Ash Wednesday; Mothering Sunday
Planning worship for Lent – Anne Harrison suggests resources to enrich Lenten worship
Light in the darkness – Ideas for services celebrating the light of Christ
J.S. Bach: Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf (BWV 617) – An organ lesson by Daniel Moult

Issue 61

Resources for worship from Sunday 7 October to Sunday 30 December 2012 (Year B/C)
Additional services: Simon and Jude, Apostles; Bible Sunday; All Saints’ Day; Remembrance Sunday; Christmas Day
‘Into the darkness of this world’ – Roger Peach considers how to arrange the song for a music group.
Hymn and song recommendations in Sunday by Sunday – Alan Wilson explains how he sets about this task.
One world leads to another – Greater Love by John Ireland: a reflection on the anthem by Simon Reynolds
Greater Love by John Ireland – Guidance for choir trainers by Peter Nardone

Issue 60

Resources for worship from Sunday 24 June to Sunday 30 September 2012 (Year B)
Additional services: The Birth of John the Baptist; Mary Magdalene
At all times and in all places – Celebrating the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer
‘How shall we sing salvation’s song?’ – The winning tune in the 2011 Harold Smart Composition Competition, a setting by David Manners of words by Timothy Dudley-Smith
London 2012: Making connections – Resources on Olympic themes
Let all the world in every corner sing – Geoff Weaver offers suggestions for using global music in worship.

Issue 59

Resources for worship from Sunday 1 April to Sunday 17 June 2012 (Year B), including Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Eastertide
Additional services: The Easter Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday) including musical suggestions relating to ‘renewal’ for the Easter Vigil; Ascension Day; Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee
Music for Passiontide
Music on eucharistic themes
Leading eucharistic song – Regional Music Adviser Frances Novillo explains how a cantor can be used in eucharistic services
Crown Imperial by William Walton – An organ lesson by Daniel Moult

Issue 58

Resources for worship from Sunday 6 January 2012 to Sunday 25 March 2012 (Year B)
Additional services: Epiphany; The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas); Ash Wednesday
Leading effective rehearsals – Peter Gunstone describes a people-centred approach
Music for baptism and confirmation services
O nata lux by Thomas Tallis – A guide for choir trainers by Matthew Owens

Issue 57

Resources for worship from Sunday 2 October 2011 to Sunday 1 January 2012 (Year A/B)
Additional services: Dedication Festival; Bible Sunday; All Saints’ Day; Christmas Day; New Year (including Watch Night and Methodist Covenant Services)
Accompanying worship songs on the organ – Gerard Brooks explores some principles and techniques
Selecting the song – watching the words – David Ogden on choosing choral music for worship
A Song of the New Creation – A setting of words from Isaiah 43 by Anne Harrison
How to use plainchant in worship – Simple suggestions for cantors and song leaders by John Rowlands-Pritchard

Issue 56

Resources for worship from Sunday 3 July to Sunday 25 September 2011 (Year A)
Additional services: Thomas the Apostle; ‘Dona nobis pacem’ (marking the tenth anniversary of the ‘9/11’ terrorist atrocities)
Music for church weddings
Establishing a music group – Andrew Maries gives help and guidance.
Organ music recommendations in Sunday by Sunday – John Henderson explains how he sets about his task.
Making the most of your choir – Jon Payne encourages choir leaders to be creative.

Issue 55

Resources for worship from Sunday 17 April to Sunday 26 June 2011 (Year A), including Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Eastertide
Additional services: The Easter Triduum (including musical suggestions relating to women in salvation for the Easter Vigil); Ascension Day
Music for Passiontide
Music on eucharistic themes
Enabling the song of God’s people – Alison Adam offers practical starting points for leaders of congregational song.
‘When Miriam’s daughters rise and sing’ – A hymn in celebration of music
Organ lesson – Accompanying hymns: Essential skills for organists by Daniel Moult

Issue 54

Resources for worship from Sunday 2 January to Sunday 10 April 2011 (Year A)
Additional services: Epiphany; The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas); Mothering Sunday
Choral masterclass – Paul Trepte provides guidance on how to prepare a choir to sing ‘Light of the World’ from Edward Elgar’s oratorio The Light of Life.
The Beatitudes (A Song of the Blessed) – A responsorial setting for choir and congregation by Alan Wilson
‘Purify my heart’ – This well-known worship song by Brian Doerksen has a penitential theme suitable for the season of Lent. Richard Hubbard suggests musical approaches and ways to use the song in the liturgy.

Issue 53

Resources for worship from Sunday 3 October to Sunday 26 December 2010 (Year C/A)
Additional services: All Saints’ Day; Remembrance Sunday
From ‘Whatever…’ to ‘What’s next?’ – David Ogden offers some ideas to engage teenagers in church music.
‘Hymns and songs for refreshing worship’ – Anne Harrison introduces Sing Praise, a new collection of hymns and songs.
Worship during Advent – Suggestions for using the Great ‘O’ Antiphons from the Sunday by Sunday team
Organ lesson – Anne Marsden Thomas discusses the Berceuse from 24 Pièces en Style Libre (Book Two) by Louis Vierne.

Issue 52

Resources for worship from Sunday 13 June to Sunday 26 September 2010 (Year C)
Additional services: James the Apostle; The Blessed Virgin Mary
Celebrating Music Sunday
Psalm 150 – A new setting suitable for Music Sunday by David Ogden
Warming up – Vocal techniques, advice and exercises by Hilary Llystyn Jones
Jesus, lead us to the Father – Sam Hargreaves introduces his song and explains how it can be used in worship.

Issue 51

Resources for worship from Sunday 28 March to Sunday 6 June 2010 (Year C), including Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Eastertide
Additional services: The Easter Triduum (including musical suggestions relating to baptism for the Easter Vigil); Ascension Day
Music for Passiontide
Music on eucharistic themes
Leading God’s people in song – Geoff Weaver considers the role and skills of a cantor
Working within limits? – Ideas for churches with limited musical resources
Organ lesson – Gerard Brooks discusses the Toccata from Douze Pièces pour Orgue by Théodore Dubois.

Issue 50

Resources for worship from Sunday 3 January to Sunday 21 March 2010 (Year C)
Additional services: Epiphany; The Presentation of Christ in the Temple; Ash Wednesday; Mothering Sunday
Choral masterclass – David Hill gives advice on how to train a choir to sing Solus ad victimam by Kenneth Leighton
Services of prayer for healing – Guidance and resources for planning services which focus on prayer for the healing of mind and body
‘God of hope and Lord of healing’ – A new setting by Margaret Rizza of words by Christopher Idle
Instruments of praise – Peter Gunstone reflects on the use of instruments in worship and considers some principles for leading a music group.

Issue 49 (new look publication)

Resources for worship from Sunday 11 October to Sunday 27 December 2009 (Year B/C)
Additional services: Luke the Evangelist; Bible Sunday
Liturgical trainspotting? – Peter Moger explains how the use of a lectionary provides a framework for worship
Beyond the notes – Esther Jones offers practical advice to church choir directors
Christmas carol services – Tim Ruffer and Peter Moger suggest a new approach
Organ lesson – Anne Marsden Thomas gives guidance to organists for approaching the Toccata from Boëllmann’s Suite Gothique

Issue 48

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time: The Fourth Sunday after Trinity to the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity (Year B)
‘I am the Light’ – a hymn written by the Dean of Canterbury for the 2008 Lambeth Conference
‘A Time for God’s Creation’ – Resources for use when celebrating creation and praying about environmental issues, introduced by Peter Moger

Issue 47

Liturgy resources for Holy Week, Eastertide and Ordinary Time: Palm Sunday to the Third Sunday after Trinity (Year B)
Additional services: The Easter Triduum (including musical suggestions relating to freedom for the Easter Vigil); Ascension Day
General Passiontide hymns, songs, organ music, anthems and vocal music
Words and music of the hymn ‘I cannot tell’, including a verse for Easter by Dr Michael O’Connor

Issue 46

Liturgy resources for Epiphany, Ordinary Time and Lent: The Second Sunday of Christmas to the Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year B)
Additional services: The Conversion of Paul; The Presentation of Christ in the Temple; Ash Wednesday; Mothering Sunday
Psalm 139.1-18 (Common Worship Psalter) with chant by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
‘Sent by the Lord’ – resources related to mission themes, with introductory material by Geoff Weaver and Peter Moger
‘Of your own do we give you’ – musical resources linked with the stewardship of time, talents and money

Issue 45

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time, All Saints to Advent, Advent and Christmas: The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity (Year A) to the First Sunday of Christmas (Year B)
Additional services: Bible Sunday; All Saints’ Day
‘Celebrating the Eucharist – Children welcome?’ – an article by Gill Ambrose, with musical resources to enable the participation of children in eucharistic liturgy
‘Celebrating Sacred Space’ – resources for services which celebrate the places where Christians meet for worship, introduced by Peter Moger
A new introit by Richard Shephard, ‘O worship the Lord’, ideal for SATB choirs celebrating Music Sunday

Issue 44

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time: The Fourth Sunday after Trinity to the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity (Year A)
Additional services: Peter and Paul, Apostles; Bartholomew the Apostle; Holy Cross Day; Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
An article by Geoff Weaver on using songs from the world church, with a piece of music from a new RSCM collection of global song, In Every Corner Sing

Issue 43

Liturgy resources for Holy Week, Eastertide and Ordinary Time: Palm Sunday to the Third Sunday after Trinity (Year A)
Additional services: The Easter Triduum (including an enlarged section of resources for the Easter Vigil); Ascension Day
General Passiontide hymns, songs, anthems and vocal music
Information about a new Passiontide sequence, The Way of the Cross, with a short musical extract

Issue 42

Liturgy resources for Epiphany, Ordinary Time and Lent: Epiphany to the Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year A)
Additional services: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple; Mothering Sunday
‘O Lord, hear our prayer’ – Resources for sung prayer and services where intercession is a particular focus
A responsorial setting of the canticle ‘A Song of Anselm’ and an anthem based on the same text

Issue 41

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time, All Saints to Advent, Advent and Christmas: The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity (Year C) to the First Sunday of Christmas (Year A)
Additional services: Simon and Jude, Apostles; All Saints’ Day; Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
Hymn Book Survey
‘Celebrating the Ministry of Musicians’ – Resources for services with a particular musical focus, including the commissioning of those who serve the Christian community through music
A flexible setting by John Harper of ‘Bless, O Lord, us your servants’ (the RSCM Choristers’ Prayer)

Issue 40

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time: The Third Sunday after Trinity to the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity (Year C)
Additional services: The Birth of John the Baptist; Mary Magdalene
Gospel acclamations – eight pages of music

Issue 39

Liturgy resources for Holy Week, Eastertide and Ordinary Time: Palm Sunday to the Second Sunday after Trinity (Year C)
Additional services: The Easter Triduum (including an enlarged section of resources for the Easter Vigil); Ascension Day; Day of Thanksgiving for Holy Communion (Corpus Christi)
General Passiontide hymns, songs, anthems and vocal music

Issue 38

Liturgy resources for Epiphany, Ordinary Time and Lent: Epiphany to the Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year C)
‘The Light of the World’ – Resources for occasions focussing on the light of Christ, including Christingle services
‘O Trinity of blessed light’, music arranged by Sam and Ally Barrett
‘Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven’ – Resources for services of healing and reconciliation

Issue 37

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time, All Saints to Advent, Advent and Christmas: The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity (Year B) to the First Sunday of Christmas (Year C)
Varied accompaniments and descants for hymns
A responsorial setting by Colin Mawby of the Benedictus (The Song of Zechariah)
‘Let justice flow…’ – Music for services on themes connected with social justice

Issue 36

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time: The Third Sunday after Trinity to the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity (Year B)
Organ music for manuals only
A Hymn for St Matthew, words by Timothy Dudley-Smith, music by John Harper
‘Called to Serve’ – Music for services of commissioning for ministry

Issue 35

Liturgy resources for Holy Week, Eastertide and Ordinary Time: Palm Sunday to the Second Sunday after Trinity (Year B)
Additional services: The Easter Triduum; Ascension Day; Day of Thanksgiving for Holy Communion (Corpus Christi)
General Passiontide hymns, songs, anthems and vocal music
General Eucharistic hymns, songs, anthems and vocal music
Singing the Psalms at the Easter Vigil
An Easter Fanfare for organ by Alan Wilson
Preface – how to access the Common Worship: Times and Seasons material, plus a brief tribute to Brother Roger of Taizé (1915-2005)

Issue 34

Liturgy resources for Epiphany, Ordinary Time and Lent: Epiphany to the Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year B)
Additional services: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas); Ash Wednesday
‘In Christ alone’ – Arrangement for SATB choir by Paul Leddington Wright of the hymn by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty, with a descant for v.4
Music for services of baptism and confirmation – A baptismal hymn, a pastoral introduction to music for baptisms, and lists of music for initiation services, including suggestions for canticles sung in procession to the font
The Earth is the Lord’s – Music on the theme of creation
Preface – Including an announcement that, from Issue 35 onwards, hymns will be listed from the Church of Scotland’s newly revised hymnal (CH4) rather than Church Hymnary 3

Issue 33

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time, All Saints to Advent, Advent and Christmas: The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity (Year A) to the Second Sunday of Christmas (Year B)
Additional services: Dedication Festival; Bible Sunday; All Saints’ Day; New Year (including resources for the Methodist Covenant Service)
Remembering those who have died – Music for funerals, memorial services and other occasions of remembrance
‘The Carol Book’ – An introduction to a new RSCM seasonal resource for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany with two musical extracts: ‘Lord, when you came to earth’ and ‘Go, tell it on the mountain’
‘Dona nobis pacem’ – Musical resources to support prayer for world peace
Preface – Possible changes to Remembrance Sunday ceremonies are being considered following the sixtieth anniversary in 2005 of the ending of the Second World War.

Issue 32

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time: The Second Sunday after Trinity to the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity (Year A)
Additional service: Thomas the Apostle
‘The greatest of these is love’ – Music for weddings, renewal of marriage vows, St Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday and any occasions when the readings focus on the theme of love
Advance notice of the publication of Church Hymnary: Fourth Edition, a new hymn book for the Church of Scotland, from which several hymns and songs are listed in this issue

Issue 31

Liturgy resources for Holy Week, Eastertide and Ordinary Time: Palm Sunday to the First Sunday after Trinity (Year A)
Additional services: The Easter Triduum; Ascension Day; Day of Thanksgiving for Holy Communion (Corpus Christi)
‘Do this in remembrance of me’ – Music for Common Worship Holy Communion
‘Watch and pray’ – Using music from the Taizé Community
General Passiontide organ music
General Eucharistic anthems
A chanted version of the ‘Exsultet’, the Easter Song of Praise

Issue 30

Liturgy resources for Epiphany, Ordinary Time and Lent: The Second Sunday of Christmas to the Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year A)
Additional services: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas); Ash Wednesday; Mothering Sunday
Invocations and benedictions – Musical suggestions for beginning and ending services
Prayer response from ‘Bread for the Hungry’ – A short piece by John Harper, ‘Father, you sent your Son’, from a recent festival service book
Announcement of some changes to the team producing Sunday by Sunday

Issue 29

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time, All Saints to Advent, Advent and Christmas: The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity (Year C) to the First Sunday of Christmas (Year A)
Additional services: Dedication Festival; Bible Sunday; All Saints’ Day; Remembrance Sunday; Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr
Making the most of Sunday by Sunday – An article by Alan Wilson on choosing music for worship
Sing Joyfully! – Hymns for times of praise

Issue 28

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time: The Fourth to the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity (Year C)
Additional services: James the Apostle; The Blessed Virgin Mary
O Gladsome Light – Music for evening services; some of the pieces could also be used during Night Prayer
An Evening Psalm – A simple setting of Psalm 141 by Alan Wilson
May the grace of Christ our Saviour – An anthem for SATB choirs by Gordon Lawson (winner of the Harold Smart composition competition, 2003)

Issue 27

Liturgy resources for Holy Week, Eastertide and Ordinary Time: Palm Sunday to the Third Sunday after Trinity (Year C)
Additional services: The Easter Triduum; Ascension Day
From the Rising of the Sun – Music for morning services
General Passiontide anthems
General eucharistic hymns, songs and anthems

Issue 26

Liturgy resources for Epiphany, Ordinary Time and Lent: The Second Sunday of Christmas to the Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year C)
Additional services: The Conversion of Paul; The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas); Ash Wednesday; Mothering Sunday
Worship during Lent – An article by Dr David Kennedy, Canon Precentor of Durham Cathedral
I will climb the holy mountain – A hymn for the Transfiguration with words by Angela Tilby and music by Michael O’Connor
May They Be One – Music for the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity

Issue 25

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time: The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity (Year B) to the First Sunday of Christmas (Year C)
Additional services: Dedication Festival; Bible Sunday; All Saints Day; Remembrance Sunday
Behold the handmaid of the Lord – Music for the Blessed Virgin Mary
Carols for Life 1 – Listing of contents of this publication, which includes three outline carol services (for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany) and training notes for each piece
Peter Aston: O my dear heart (setting of a lovely cradle-song text ‘Balulalow’ by the Wedderburn brothers, c. 1567

Issue 24

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time: The First to the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity (Year B)
Additional services: Peter and Paul, Apostles, or Peter the Apostle; Bartholomew the Apostle; Holy Cross Day; Matthew the Apostle
Lectionary variations – A summary of the features and differences between the Roman Lectionary (1969), the Revised Common Lectionary (1983, revised 1992) and the Common Worship Lectionary (1997, 2000), and how this affects Sunday by Sunday.
Hymn book survey

Issue 23

Liturgy resources for Holy Week and Eastertide: Palm Sunday to Corpus Christi (Year B)
Additional services: The Easter Triduum; I am the bread of life (general Eucharistic anthems and vocal music); God so loved the world (general Passion anthems and vocal music)
Ascension Day
Music supplement: Philip Ledger – Classical Communion Service – Creed (metrical version, text by Timothy Dudley-Smith); Richard Shephard – Addington Service – Eucharistic Acclamations from a new (Common Worship compliant) edition; Philip Godfrey – St James’ Mass – Agnus Dei

Issue 22

Liturgy resources for Christmastide, Epiphany, Ordinary Time and Lent: Christmas Day to the Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year B)
Additional services: The Presentation of Christ (Candlemas); Ash Wednesday; Mothering Sunday
Born of water and the Spirit: Music for services of baptism and confirmation
Twelve days of Christmas: 26 December – 6 January, Celebrate this part of the season with something extra – suggestions for perhaps a short daily service, private devotion, or family prayers. For each day there is a scripture reading, a selection of hymns and songs for congregational use and suggested choral pieces.

Issue 21

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time and Advent: The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity (Year A) to the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year B)
Additional services: Michael and All Angel; Dedication Sunday; Bible Sunday; All Saints; Remembrance Sunday
Music for funerals
Carol services in Advent – Three possible outlines are offered, based on the themes of Advent:
The Day of the Lord: the second coming of Christ at the end of time
The Witness to the Light: John the Baptist who came not to be the light, but to speak for the light
Emmanuel, God with us: the first coming of Christ at Christmas

Issue 20

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time: The First to the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity (Year A)
Music for weddings – Each wedding is unique. Those leading worship – together with those who are getting married – need to make informed choices. Help is given in thinking about the right choice for this particular wedding, together with suggestions for hymns and songs, music for organ (and trumpet), anthems and vocal music.
Music supplement: Michael O’Connor – The Father’s hands; Timothy Dudley-Smith – To God we come in prayer and praise (text of a new hymn for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee)

Issue 19

Liturgy resources for Lent and Eastertide: Palm Sunday to Trinity Sunday (Year A)
Additional services: The Easter Triduum
The cantor: the way forward David Ogden continues his article on cantors with practical advice

Issue 18

Liturgy resources for Epiphany, Ordinary Time and Lent: Epiphany to the Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year A)
Additional services: The Presentation of Christ (Candlemas); Ash Wednesday; Mothering Sunday
One way forward: two-way prayer – In the first of two instalments, David Ogden considers the role of the cantor in worship
Roads less travelled – Alternative suggestions to Olivet to Calvary and Crucifixion
Music supplement: ‘The Lament of A Sudanese Christian’ (from John Harper ed., The Litany of the Thorns)

Issue 17

Liturgy resources for Ordinary Time, Advent and Christmastide: The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity (Year C) to First Sunday of Christmas (Year A)
Additional services: Bible Sunday; Dedication Festival; Simon and Jude, Apostles; All Saints
Matthew’s Gospel – In Year A of the lectionary’s three-year cycle we listen, each Sunday, to extracts from Matthew’s version of the Good News. The following points are offered as a guide to Matthew’s gospel, highlighting some of his distinctive fingerprints.

Earlier issues

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