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Resources for Preaching and Worship

These resources are gathered from across the Web. Please note that web pages sometimes disappear or cease operation. To report a broken link, or to suggest a resource, please use the Contact Us form at the bottom of this page. We are especially looking for resources in languages other than English and that reflect the diverse cultural contexts of our region. Please note that all resources are provided for informational purposes only. Inclusion of a resource does not constitute endorsement by the American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago.  

The African American Lectionary


Note: This is an incredibly rich resource, but it shuttered it 2013. It is no longer actively updated, and may disappear at any time. (last accessed December 5, 2017). 

Biblical Words by Jay Wilcoxen


The Community Renewal Society hosts these Lectionary reflections by former University of Chicago faculty Jay Wilcoxen. For many years, these reflections were posted on the ABC Metro Chicago website and shared via eWind. 

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

(Mostly English, some resources in Spanish and Korean)

Library of resources for those planning worship. Most resources in English, but they have provided translations of some of their materials into other languages -- primarily Spanish and Korean. 

Preaching and Worship

(Mostly English, with some links to resources in other languages).

Lilly Endowment-funded, curated search engine for preachers and worship planners. Searches for resources from a variety of places around the net -- Like Google, but for worship and preaching. 

Singing from the Lectionary


Weekly music suggestions for the Revised Common Lectionary, including hymnal information. 


The Text This Week


Links to resources for study and worship for the Revised Common Lectionary.


Working Preacher

(English and Spanish)

RCL and Narrative lectionary commentary and reflection from Luther Seminary. Limited material in Spanish

Worshiping with Children


Lectionary-based blog with resources for including children in cross-generational congregtional worship, including ways to make scripture reading accessible to children, prayers and liturgies that engage worshipers of all ages, and more. 

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