Augsburg Fortress

Central Things: Worship in Word and Sacrament

Central Things: Worship in Word and Sacrament

A revised and expanded edition of the 1994 classic What are the essentials of Christian worship?
The Worship Matters Studies Series examines key worship issues through studies by pastors, musicians, and lay people from throughout the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. 
Features include:
  • Informal and insightful writing for all readers
  • Study questions at the end of every chapter
  • Examines vital issues in weekly worship
  • Helps leaders and congregants understand and experience worship more richly 


  • Publisher Augsburg Fortress
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806651637
  • eBook ISBN 9781451408935
  • Brand Worship Matters
  • Pages 84
  • Publication Date July 6, 2005

Table of Contents

What Are the Essentials of Christian Worship?
The Fruit and the Leaves of the Tree of Life
The Bible and the Central Things
Central Things: The Word and the Prayers
Central Things: The Table and the Sending
Central Things: The Bath and the Assembly
Style, Ceremony, and Purpose in Doing the Central Things
Justin Martyr's Description of the Sunday Meeting

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