There are a number of great resources available to worship leaders and preachers, we’ve collated a number of them here to help you in your role.
Working Preacher is a website that hosts podcasts, commentaries and reflections on the bible for preachers and teachers. One of the most invaluable resources online.
Insights Magazine is the magazine of the Synod of NSW and ACT, it also has a regular lectionary reflections resource with reflections written by a number of great people from NSW and the ACT. You can find the reflections under the Features Menu.
Bill Loader’s Lectionary & Preaching website, “first thoughts on passages from the Gospels and the Epistles in the lectionary.” This is one of the best online collections of reflections on scripture and it’s from an intelligent Australian voice, a resource that is a “must visit” for people planning for worship each week.
With Love To The World is a daily reader written by Australians for Australians, it is also available as an app for use on Apple and Android phones/tablets. Daily reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary are written by Australian Ministers, Deacons, Pastors, Scholars and members and made available to you asa quarterly booklet (GUC received 10 per quarter) or as an App. This isn’t technically a web resource, but we’ll list it here because of the App.
Disrupt Worship is a great website with regular reflections on the lectionary readings for the week. It occasionally misses a week or two, but it’s a great place to check out if you’re looking for an alternative way to enter the scripture.
Textweek.com has been operating for many years now and is one of the most helpful resources around. Textweek collates sermons, liturgies, prayers, articles, children reflections, images, videos… The website is in a state of flux at the moment due to the curator’s personal life but it is still one of the most helpful resources out there.
Howard Wallace’s Old Testament Weekly Lectionary Readings is a great & growing collection of reflections on the Old Testament readings in the RCL. The comments are the result of an engagement with the text by the writer, bearing in mind the historical and literary context of the readings, the other readings set for the week, the season in the Christian year, and events that are taking place around us.
Anna Grant Henderson’s Old Testament Readings Website is no longer being updated by Anna, but it’s still full of great and useful reflections on the Old Testament readings within the Lectionary by a really intelligent and insightful Australian OT scholar.
Bruce Prewer’s collection of Lectionary Liturgy and Sermon resources is a fantastic and very useful site full of resources ready for adaption and use. Bruce is a retired minister within the UCA.
Howard Wallace’s Old Testament Lectionary Resources. Howard is a Minister in the Uniting Church in Australia and formerly Professor of Old Testament in the Centre for Theology and Ministry, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania. These reflections are a great resource for people exploring the Old Testament readings from the RCL.