Broughton Publishing’s worship planner has now been re-released after two years in development. The new web-based program offers an electronic Lectionary, an automated service creator, the readings for every day from the NRSV and NIV, a daily prayer shortcut and an e-book of the APBA as well as other resources.
Rev’d Michael Lazarus who has been closely associated with the development of epray in its current format says that the latest upgrade of the web-based service provides options that make worship planning easy for those clergy and lay persons creating worship resources in their parishes.. In particular Michael points to the ability to access epray on tablets and smart phones – new features of epray of which he is particularly proud. He believes that this will provide support to those working in remote communities or in parishes where they are constantly mobile or traveling long distances.
In the main however, Epray makes worship planning more efficient and allows for time deprived clergy to devote their valuable time to other important activities in their parish.
Epray was released as a web-based program about this time in 2011 and the first year of release has focused on ensuring workability and developing additional features that are now available to subscribers. Having said that, because epray is a web based product the epray team see improvements and refinements as an on going process and they welcome input from subscribers.
Epray is now offering a free trial for those who want to experience epray before they decide to subscribe. As part of the free trial clergy can get a telephone ‘walk through the program’ from Michael or a member of the epray team.
The team encourages feedback and this can be provided on email@example.com
Announcing the online launch of .com.au
.com.au is an interactive website where clergy and people preparing worship can be inspired and energised by online articles, book reviews, opinions, innovative worship for children and much more. These articles are written by clergy and others who are deeply involved in making their parishes move forward and contain practical advice on how to respond to the needs of the people in your parish.
Two way street – Reverend Dr John Cappa, Tabor College, Melbourne
Waterhole of God’s Love – Reverend Jennifer Furphy, St John’s Flinders Anglican Parish, Melbourne
On worship and beauty – Reverend Dr Steven Ogden, St Francis College, Brisbane
Practical tips on space – Reverend Dawn Treloar, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Melbourne
Sing to the Lord an old song – Reverend Dr Andrew Shead, Moore College, Sydney
Sing to the Lord a new song – Philip Nicholls, Christ Church, South Yarra Melbourne
Up the font – Dorothy Hughes, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne
Stumbling on a labyrinth – Judith Hall author of In their Midst, Bendigo
Children in the liturgy – Reverend John Cornish, St Alban’s Anglican Church, Sydney
The iPad in worship – Reverend Michael Lazarus, Mullum Mullum Anglican Church, Melbourne
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