Commission on Worship Statements

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History and Rationale for Statements

01. The altar and its design

02. The colours and seasons of the church year

03. The difference between rites of blessing and rites of consecration

04. The distribution of Holy Communion (reference to possible infection)

05. Guidelines for the use of drama within the liturgy of the church

06. Guidelines for modern English in hymns

07. Guidelines for the use of the Passover Haggadah

08. The location of the baptismal font

09. Marriage in a garden setting

10. Permissable lectionaries

11. Principles for the tunes of hymns

12. Principles for the words of hymns

13. Principles governing the use of language in the liturgy of the church

14. Public worship and its environment

15. The purpose of the visual arts in worship

16. Rationale - synodical decision on use of approved orders with Holy Communion

17. The use of multi-purpose worship centres

18. The use of the Service with Communion for the ministry to the sick

19. The paschal candle

20. Liturgical vestments and the alb

21. Lenten celebrations

22. Frequency of communion

23. The role of assistants in the liturgy

24. A Lutheran approach to the theology of worship

25. Children in corporate worship

26. Guidelines - involvement of vicars in leading public worship

27. The role of the lay reader in regular corporate worship

28. Parts of the service for musical settings

29. Guidelines for services on special occasions

30. Preparing the service with Holy Communion

31. The Prayer of the Church

32. The celebration of the Lord's Supper with Thanksgiving

33. The distribution of the Sacrament of the Altar

34. The chasuble

35. Solidarity in worship: the Lutheran understanding of adiaphora

36. The Collect (Prayer of the Day)

37. The liturgical duties of the presiding minister

38. The blessing of people in the divine service

39. The use of scriptural sentences in the divine service