When I look for worship resources, I’m particularly drawn to those created by other denominations. Along with the actual content, they give me a sense of other ways to live out our common faith. Lately, I’ve been using BOOK OF COMMON ORDER from the Church of Scotland. It’s filled with lovely Celtic prayers, and gives a good sense of Scottish Presbyterianism.
I’ve also been studying the ELCA’s EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN WORSHIP: PASTORAL CARE. It’s a collection of worship services and resources for Communion, Baptism, Ministry in Sickness and Health, Ministry at the time of Death, Marriage, and miscellaneous other pastoral occasions. As well, it has a collection of Bible readings and psalms, all NRSV.
Both books are well-made. The ELCA is a flexible faux-leather book with ribbon markers. The Scottish book also has ribbon markers, but is a more traditional hardbound book. Both are pocket-sized.