At St. Christopher’s we us several sources for our worship and print them up in the bulletin. Mostly though, we use the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) of the Episcopal Church and Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
It’s a good idea to have one or both of these at home for personal use and for times when you might gather in small groups at home or elsewhere. Having your own will also be handy in the near future as social distancing restrictions are lessened. We will not be able to share hymnals, prayerbooks, or bulletins during worship for some time. If you have your own prayerbook you can use it at home for online worship at bring it to church for when things do open up.
So here’s where to get them.
1) We have a limited number at the church we can loan or give to those in need. If buying your own is not an option or causes difficulty, don’t worry. We can help. Contact Fr. James.
2) For the ELW you will want the Pew Edition, Pew Edition e-book (for Apple devices), Pocket Edition, or Gift Edition. Brand new, the pew edition should be $24.50 before tax/shipping. See these links:
– Augsburg Fortress
3) For the BCP you will want the 1979 American edition. You can find it online free at www.bcponline.org. If you are buying new, the ’79 edition will likely be what you find. Note that the gift and chapel editions are smaller with smaller print. The pew edition is what you are used to. Below are some links for purchasing. The pew edition is about $17.50.
– Church Publishing