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Website compiles resources about worship

After five years serving a church in southeast London, Ana and Tod Gobledale, are in a new ministry serving three churches in and near Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom.  They had served two United Reformed Church congregations in London since 2010. 

Tod and Ana Gobledale visited PNC in 2013.

As mission associates and former missionaries in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia with Global Ministries, they have visited PNC congregations on itineration.  They were also interim co-pastors of Kirkland Congregational UCC.

Recently while on sabbatical, Ana compiled “Worship Words,” a website with resources for progressive Christian worship leaders from resources she compiled.  She invites others to submit original prayers, songs and liturgies.

“Over 40 years of ministry, I have scribbled down thoughtful words I’ve heard, cut out items from worship sheets and church bulletins, and kept a list of resources I would love to use,” she said.  “I’ve carried piles and files from one ministry to another.”

Worship Words offers free inclusive, progressive, lectionary-based and ready-to-use. 

Resources use gender inclusive language and imagery for people and God; respect the breadth of religious experience in Christianity and across other religious and spiritual traditions; are lectionary- and theme-based—responsive to current events—and are ready to use for special services.

As she shared the idea with colleagues, they asked to access the website, and started sending items from Australia, Brazil, the United States, New Zealand, Guatemala and the United Kingdom.

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