Music and Worship


Diocese of Eastern Michigan

Ministries Resource Center Directory (A Lending Library)

Subject: Music and Worship

Topic: Liturgical Theory


Liturgical Theory


                           The following items are located at the Diocesan Center, Saginaw:

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Peace & Justice Ministries


Stewardship/Mission and Outreach

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Admin for Musicians

Liturgical Planning

Music Resources

Worship Resources

Digital Worship Resource

Children in Worship Sacraments







Diocese of Eastern Michigan

*New* Powerful Persuasion – Tex Sample, Abingdon Press, Nashville TN; 2005

Sample, one of the “gurus” of modern digital worship experiences, talks about how to use multimedia (and multiple learning styles) in the worshipping community. He starts by emphasizing how important it is for every Christian to know THE Story (the Bible and the Christian story) and to know their own story as a part of it. Then he goes on to describe how image, sound, beat, light, movement and dance can help us take in more fully THE Story through our worship. He recognizes that not everyone is ready to take a leap into all of this at once and shows ways to do bits of it. A very interesting book offering much to think about.


*New* Re-Pitching the Tent – Richard Giles, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville MN; 1999

Re-Pitching the Tent looks at our actual worship space and how we can make it more inviting and usable for worship. The author begins with a history of worship and then describes how we might look at our buildings and see if they are adequately serving their purpose(s). There are many pictures showing before and after shots to show how to make the worship space more welcoming.


Contemporary Worship for the 21st Century: Worship or Evangelism? – Daniel Benedict and Craig K. Miller, Discipleship Resources, Nashville TN; 1989


How Do We Worship? – Mark Chaves, Alban Institute; 1999

A look at the nature of worship with statistical information


Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for the Turn-of-the-Century Culture – Marva J. Dawn, Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids MI; 1995


Trouble at the Table: Gathering the Tribes for Worship – Carol Doran and Thomas H. Troeger, Abingdon Press, Nashville TN; 1992


The Use of the Means of Grace: A Statement on the Practice of Word and Sacrament – ELCA, Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis MI; 1997


Leaps and Boundaries: The Prayer Book in the 21st Century – Paul V. Marshall and Lesley Northup, eds, Morehouse Publishing, Harrisburg PA; 1997


Praying Shapes Believing: A Theological Commentary on the Book of Common Prayer – Lionel L. Mitchell, Morehouse Publishing Harrisburg PA; 1985


Music Leadership in the Church – Eric Routley, Agape, Carol Stream IL


For the Life of the World – Alexander Schmemann, St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, Crestwood NY; 1963, 1973


What is “Contemporary Worship”? – Paul Westermeyer, Paul Bosch, Marianne Sawechi, Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Minneapolis MN; 1995


Opinions on Church Music – Elwyn A Wienandt, ed, Baylor University Press, Waco TX; 1974


Leadership Program for Musicians Serving Small Congregations (LPM) – Curriculum

   Vol. 1 – First Edition, 1995

   Vol. 2 – Second Edition, 1999

   Vol. 3 – Third Edition, 2000




Administration for Musicians


The following items are located at the Diocesan Center, Saginaw:

Church Musicians’ Guide to the Denominations in Canada and the United States – American Guild of Organists (AGO) and the Royal Canadian College of Organists; 1994


Chapter Outreach to New Organists – James Kibbie


Music in the Church: Work and Compensation – AGO w/Seattle Chapter; 1988


The Work and Compensation of the Church Musician – AGO w/Boston Chapter; 1993


Resources in Professional Concerns – AGO; 1988


Church Music: It’s a Contract Sport – AGO; 1994





For more information or to borrow a particular item, contact Marnie Bash,

Coordinator, Ministries Resource Center: or 989-839-9364.

If you are a member of the Diocese of Eastern Michigan, you may contact directly the listed church or person,

or, for items found at the Diocesan Center, Saginaw, contact Marnie Bash as listed above.