Courage to Love: Liturgies for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community

Book, 2002, 343 pp
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Courage to Love is an exceptional collection of worship and liturgical resources inclusive of and sensitive to the needs of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender persons for use by clergy and lay leaders.

These materials are beneficial for relationships with families, church, and community. The compilation also includes liturgies for the Eucharist and celebrations such as marriage vows.

Contents include:

Who Am I? 

  • 40 Readings
  • 2 reflections

Creating Love: Sustaining Love

  • Our Families: To Be Pro-Active People
    • 21 readings
    • 1 service of celebration
  • Our Communities to be Inter-Active People
    • 15 readings
    • 1 prayer
    • 1 service
  • Our Churches: to Be Inclusively Active People
    • 27 readings
    • 1 meditations

Breaking the Barriers

  • 15 prayers
  • 6 responsive readings
  • 1 responsive prayer
  • 34 readings
  • 1 litany of affirmation
  • 1 litany of healing
  • 1 litany of compassion and consolation
  • 1 blessing

Spirituality and Sexuality

  • 8 poems
  • 12 readings
  • 6 prayers
  • 1 responsive reading
  • 1 reader's theater

Listening: learning with liturgy

  • 20 prayers
  • 6 readings
  • 8 poems
  • 5 blessings
  • 4 calls to worship
  • 5 litanies based on Psalms
  • 7 responsive litanies
  • 1 hymn for parting, bereavement
  • 2 hymns
  • 1 guided meditation

Eucharist

  • 5 litanies of invitation
  • 2 Eucharist services
  • 1 meditation
  • 5 prayers

Celebrate! Rejoice!

  • 5 readings
  • 4 poems
  • 1 liturgy
  • 5 prayers
  • 4 services of affirmation and blessing
  • 4 blessings
  • 1 anniversary litany
  • 1 change of gender service
  • 8 vows or covenants
  • 2 wedding services

TypePrint
GenreWorship Anthology
ExpressionGeneral Writing/Recording
TopicGender/Sexuality
AudienceLeaders
LanguageEnglish
PublisherPilgrim Press
ISBN9780829814682

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