Preaching and Worship Resources

The following resources for worship planning, lectionary-based tools, and other helpful websites have been suggested by your presbytery colleagues in the following categories:

Lectionary based ResourcesCommentariesBible Tools
PCUSA Worship PlanningOther Worship PlanningOther Websites and Blogs

When appropriate and available, links are to the PCUSA Store or to Amazon. They are certainly not the only resources, so be sure to check prices at your favorite online book stores!

The Communications and Training Teams know that these resources are not complete, so if you have additional resources to share use the submission form at the bottom of this page.

Lectionary based Resources

Revised Common Lectionary – Vanderbilt University

Preaching Through the Christian Year
Year A / Year B

Texts for Preaching

Keeping Holy Time: Studying the Revised Common Lectionary:
Year A / Year B / Year C

When We Gather: A Book of Prayers for Worship

Handbook for the Revised Common Lectionary

The Text This Week –


The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary Series

The New Testament for Everyone series by NT Wright

The Bible for Everyone

The New Daily Study Bible commentary series by William Barclay

The New International Commentary of the Old/New Testament (no direct link, multiple volumes)

NIV Application Commentary (no direct link, multiple volumes)

The New American Commentary (no direct link, multiple volumes)

PCUSA Worship Planning Resources

(Links are to PCUSA Store search results)

Call To Worship

Connections / Connections Worship Companion

Feasting on the Word / Feasting on the Word Worship Companion

When We Gather  

PCUSA Book of Common Worship (variety of purchase options)

PCUSA Book of Confessions (variety of purchase options)

Suggested Resources