God is holding your life.
After the rush and activity of the holiday season (even in pandemic), the new year can offer us a time of slowing down, simplifying, and leaning on reflection and prayer to help us sustain the journey toward a time when we can move to the rhythms of life for which we yearn. It is difficult to be patient in the midst of difficult times. The Psalms can help us with that.
(Watch the trailer above for more about the theme and a taste of the theme song)
We have created a simple worship experience for the 7 weeks before Lent starts to help you get a break from figuring it all out, from "producing" it all.
These resources come with:
• full scripts (ready to be adapted for your context) •
• a video opening for each service •
• an original song for each week set to video images with a video introduction by our guest composer for this series •
• communion liturgy, video sung prayer response, and sermon reflection prompts •
• suggestions for further study on the Psalms •
• a community of churches in the Worship Design Studio for shared support and ideas •
Our collaboration with
Marcia McFee, Creator and Visionary of the Worship Design Studio first collaborated with Richard Bruxvoort Colligan at Worldmaking Publishing a few years ago on a worship series based on the Psalms–a passion (and expertise) of Richard's. When discerning a series for this unprecedented time when so many of us are searching for expressions of comfort and assurance, the Psalms and Richard's work once again came to mind. What has resulted is an expansion of the original collaboration with new songs, liturgy, and videos to help churches experience a time of assurance and simplicity. You can find out more about Worship Design Studio HERE and Worldmaking Publishing HERE
For this series, we have used a new translation resource from the Order of St. Luke, a religious order rooted in the Wesleyan tradition dedicated to sacramental and liturgical scholarship, education, and practice. Their 2020 publication of A Lukan Psalter according to the usage of The Order of Saint Luke utilizes primarily The Inclusive Bible but also some adaptations of their own to provide poetic and lyrical versions of the Psalms. If you want to learn an ancient practice still in use today, this volume (sold separately) includes instructions and notations for chanting some of the Psalms. Here is a brief look at the Psalms in this series:
"God delivers the needy when they call..."
"My God gives strength to the people and blesses the people with peace"
"you have searched me and you know me"
"God alone is my rock and salvation... I shall not be shaken"
"the works of God's hands are faithful and just"
"God heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds"
"God speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun its setting"
Get the series now! Here's the process...
Your purchase of this series also includes free access to the Worship Design Studio 3.0 App! During the purchase process, you will be invited to create a member account to the WDS App if you are not already a member (if you are, you will be invited to sign into your existing account). Please note that we have a new website now! If you formerly accessed the Worship Design Studio through a yearly subscription, you are still able to access all the subscribers-only materials on our new WDS 3.0 App. All of our community members, including subscribers and free members, are invited to access the "God is Holding Your Life" series through our new site.
After purchasing with your credit card, you will have instant access to the materials in the App. You will also receive a confirmation e-mail to your inbox and instructions on adding your worship team members to the the resource on the website.
The series price is $69.99 (that's the equivalent of one Blue Apron-delivered meal prep for seven weeks!). Thank you for your support that helps feed and sustain this ministry that seeks to feed and sustain yours. If your church is suffering financially because of the pandemic and would not be able to afford these materials, please feel free to contact us about a discount: [email protected]
Watch the Get Ready Webinar!
Join Dr. Marcia McFee and guest composer and psalmist Richard Bruxvoort Colligan as they talk about the series, what's in it, and how to get ready for this time of prayer and care.
Click below to watch the recording.
This webinar is for:
1) those who have already decided they are doing this series AND...
2) those who are still wondering whether this is right for their community.
Watch to see previews of the video resources we've included in the materials, an interview excerpt with Guest Expert Richard Bruxvoort Colligan, and more bonus materials that will help you bring this series to life through all the worship arts.