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Download The Altar Guild Manual: Lutheran Service Book Edition epub

by Lee A. Maxwell

This helpful handbook will help those dedicated to providing a reverent worship space that demonstrates love and respect for God and His people gathered in His name. This manual covers altar guild functions such as displaying, cleaning, and storing paraments and linens appropriately; caring for sacramental vessels and vestments; preparing for and cleaning up after worship services; ordering supplies; and more. This is an excellent reference book for any church library.
Download The Altar Guild Manual: Lutheran Service Book Edition epub
ISBN: 0758613768
ISBN13: 978-0758613769
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Churches & Church Leadership
Author: Lee A. Maxwell
Language: English
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House; Ill edition (January 2, 2008)
Pages: 128 pages
ePUB size: 1191 kb
FB2 size: 1358 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 497
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In the twenty years since ordination, I've worked with a number of altar guilds in several congregations. Each one had presuppositions and practices which were based on hearsay and tradition, not on actual study. For many, the Lang book was a bit out of reach. The language was a bit stilted, the illustrations directly out of the 1950s.

This updated altar guild manual gives most of the information from the Lang book, but in a more modern style. In addition, it references the current hymnal, Lutheran Service Book, rather than The Lutheran Hymnal of days of yore.

It is not quite as in depth as the Lang book, but an excellent manual for those looking for practical advice.
Very informative book.
The Introduction is very important with it's discussion of adiaphora. Users need not lose sight of the fact that the manual is totally about the handling of them.
Excellent for anyone who has to set and altar
Nice portable version of a classic
This book serves as a good assistant but cannot be used as the only way to do things.
This book is a gem. It has all the information one needs to learn the care and needs for caring for the altar in a Lutheran worship service.
It was just what I wanted.