The Journal of Worship Resources

The Journal of 
Worship Resources is a quarterly publication designed to assist worship leaders in their weekly preparation of congregational worship. Each issue includes three sets of liturgical resources composed by different authors for each Sunday. These resources include:

  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Prayer
  • Confession
  • Assurance of Pardon
  • Offering Sentences
  • Offering Prayer
  • Call to Communion
  • Benediction

The readings follow the Revised Common Lectionary. Also included in each issue are Children’s Sermons based on the Gospel lection and Suggested Hymns for the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel readings.

This journal is designed with a unique purpose—to be a resource for pastors by pastors. We recognize the rich resource congregational pastors are to the life of Christ’s church. We also recognize that there are few avenues through which congregational pastors can share their gifts beyond their local setting. For over 22 years, The Journal of Worship Resources has been a vehicle through which their gifts could be shared with others.

The Journal of Worship Resources will cease publication later this year. The Pentecost II issue will be the final issue published. Subscribers to the print version of The Journal of Worship Resources will continue to receive their printed copies through their expiration date (up to 11/28/15). All current subscribers will continue to receive access to the online version through Sunday, November 22, 2015. If you have been a JWR subscriber and do not currently receive email notification of JWR e-Journal postings and logins, please send your email address, along with your name and address to to be added to the distribution list. Refunds will be mailed at that time to anyone whose subscription extends past 11/22/15.

The publisher and editor of The Journal of Worship Resources are grateful for all the writers and subscribers who, for over the more than two decades of its publication, have supported our publication. Thank you and God bless you!