Kevin G Cook

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Worship Resources

As the Coordinator of Worship for Asbury Theological Seminary, the main focus of my job is to prepare three different worship services each week. As a Seminary Chapel, our preachers are never the same day to day or week to week. Our goal is to keep a pretty balanced approach to worship, striving for an equal amount of traditional, contemporary, and acoustic styles of music in worship, while always incorporating liturgical elements for corporate participation in worship. Worship truly is the “work of the people.”

As I prepare services each week, I have developed quite an archive of resources to use in planning worship services: invocations, prayers, readings, psalters, litanies, song selections, etc. This will be a place for me to archive and share these liturgical resources that I put together for Asbury Theological Seminary Chapel. Please feel free to use these in your own worship services or personal devotions.

Prayers and Invocations
  • Ash Wednesday Resources

    Ash Wednesday Resources

    Ash Wednesday is one of those great moments in the Church year, a day to stop, to remember who we are and whose we are, and to commit ourselves to... continue

    Wesley Covenant Prayer

    Wesley Covenant Prayer

    I really enjoy taking prayers and adjusting them for our specific usage. In this case, for a service in October I took the Covenant Prayer by John Wesley and modified... continue

  • A Suffering Confession

    A Suffering Confession

    Today's Confession before our the eucharistic liturgy was different. Rev. Jessica LaGrone wrote this text herself as a response to today's message on the call to endure persecution, especially from... continue

    All Saints' Day Prayer

    All Saints’ Day Prayer

    This prayer was used as a collect during our All Saints' Day Service, taken from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, page 245. Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in... continue

  • Reformation Day Closing Prayer: Luther

    Reformation Day Closing Prayer: Luther

    For our Reformation Day service on Thursday October 30, we highlighted several different liturgical elements, including prayers and writings from both John Wesley and Martin Luther.  Our guest speaker, Dr.... continue

    Reformation Day Invocation: Wesley

    Reformation Day Invocation: Wesley

    For our Reformation Day service on Thursday October 30, we highlighted several different liturgical elements, including prayers and writings from both John Wesley and Martin Luther.  Our guest speaker, Dr.... continue

  • All Saints' Day Invocation

    All Saints’ Day Invocation

    This prayer was used as the invocation prayer for our All Saints' Day Service on Tuesday November 4.  It comes from the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship, page 385. Eternal God,... continue

    Isaiah 43:18-19

    Isaiah 43:18-19

    Each semester at Asbury we have a New Student Orientation worship service (2 in the fall!). One of the invocations I used for NSO this past August was from Isaiah... continue

Readings and Psalters
  • Charles Spurgeon Reading

    Charles Spurgeon Reading

    The following selection is being read in Asbury Seminary Chapel this week.  This reading is being used as a liturgical element to setup a sermon focused on living in the... continue

    Ash Wednesday Resources

    Ash Wednesday Resources

    Ash Wednesday is one of those great moments in the Church year, a day to stop, to remember who we are and whose we are, and to commit ourselves to... continue

  • Advent Eucharist Liturgy

    Advent Eucharist Liturgy

    In today's Chapel, Rev. Jessica LaGrone celebrated Communion using this sung liturgy to the tune of Greensleeves / What Child is This. The advent text was written by Beth Quick and... continue

    Late Have I Loved You

    Late Have I Loved You

    During Holiness Week this past year, I took the opportunity to use one of my favorite poems in all of Christian literature, an excerpt from St. Augustine's Confessions commonly titled... continue

  • Reformation Day: Luther & Wesley

    Reformation Day: Luther & Wesley

    For our Reformation Day service on Thursday October 30, we highlighted several different liturgical elements, including prayers and writings from both John Wesley and Martin Luther.  Our guest speaker, Dr.... continue

    Holiness Psalter

    Holiness Psalter

    One of my favorite weeks to plan worship is Holiness Week at Asbury Seminary. This is a big week at our school filled with events, outside speakers, talkback sessions, discussion... continue

Worship Music and Hymns Selection
  • Advent Hymns

    Advent Hymns

    Advent really gets the cheap end of the stick! Congregations around the country just love to sing Christmas carols, and once December hits their expectations for Joy to the World,... continue

    Enduring Persecution

    Enduring Persecution

    Yesterday's service was a powerful message about our calling to endure persecution. Jason Myers, a PhD Student and friend of mine, preached the truth that there is a huge difference... continue