The Lectionary 

The worship and proclamation of DaySpring are prompted by The Revised Common Lectionary. On most occasions, the lectionary suggests an Old Testament reading, a Psalm, a Gospel reading, and a reading from the Epistles.

 

The Revised Common Lectionary is available online (courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library).

 

If you have an RSS reader, you can subscribe to an RSS feed of the current Vanderbilt lectionary reading. There are many lectionary-related resources from The Text This Week, including a diverse set of podcasts related to the lectionary.

 

Music 

Kurt Kaiser and Kathy Johnson in 2017 recorded a CD called "Come Away."  it includes 21 offertories in the spirit of DaySpring's Worship.  All proceeds from the sale of these CDs goes to support the DaySpring Fund for the Arts.  CDs are $15 and may be purchased at the church office or here: https://www.easytithe.com/f/f2.asp?formid=ce94f0df-1f69-4519-ac32-e69aa9a2a77b 

 

Some of our favorite books

Here are some of the books that have been important to us in spiritual formation classes and discussions.  It's not a full list by any means, but if you are looking for something to read on the spiritual life, prayer, Bible study, and faith here are some good places to start:

 

Athanasius, On the Incarnation

Thomas Merton, Seven Storey MountainSpiritual Direction and MeditationContemplative Prayer

NT Wright, Simply Christian

Frederica Matthewes-Green, The Illumined Heart

Mark E. Thibodeaux, S.J.Armchair Mystic

Walter Brugemmon, Spirituality of the Psalms

Richard Rohr, Everything BelongsThe Naked Now

David Watters, At the Foot of the Snows

CS Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia