Update on Future Projects: Books and Cards

As we mentioned several weeks ago, we are putting the final touches on two new Christmas cards with art by Edward Riojas. These cards will be available for sale in mid-November.

Do you or your organization send out a lot of Christmas cards? We have had multiple requests for bulk orders, so we have decided to offer a limited-time bulk discount with a minimum order of 200 cards. You’ll receive 10% off of 200-299 cards; 15% off 300-399 cards, 20% off 400-499 cards, and 25% off 500+ cards. The order can be a mix of any of our four Christmas cards, combining them in sets of 10. However, bulk orders will need to be placed by October 31 in order to get these prices. Contact us for a customized invoice.

We are also excited to announce a book of Lent and Easter sermons by Rev. David Petersen of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, including more than 60 sermons for the Sundays of pre-Lent, all 40 days of Lent, the Sundays after Easter, as well as saints days in TLH and LSB that fall within the season. The Sunday sermons are based on the Gospel readings from the historic one-year lectionary while the propers for the 40 sermons of Lent come from Daily Divine Service Book, edited by Rev. Heath R. Curtis. It will be an excellent resource for Lenten daily devotions for both pastors and parishioners. The projected release date for this book is late December/early January.

Also forthcoming is an updated reprint of Ceremony and Celebration by Paul H.D. Lang. This book is an invaluable resource in explaining the ceremonial of Lutheran liturgy: “Ritual refers to that part of a divine service which consists of its words, that is, the rite or the order of service…Ceremonial is everything connected with the performance of a rite. It refers not only to bodily expressions, such as speaking, singing, kneeling, bowing, making the sign of the cross, and the outward observance of the church year, but also to the ornaments, symbols, and material objects employed in the church’s worship, for example, the church building, the altar, crucifixes, candles, and vestments. Ceremonies are solemn religious things and actions. All these are, as stated, included in the term ceremonial” (Lang, Ch. 2). We plan to have this book available in early January, just in time for the Symposia at Concordia Theological Seminary here in Fort Wayne.

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