This is your one-stop shop for planning amazing worship experiences for Advent, Lent, and other seasons of the liturgical year. Check out all of our fully-scripted series below! Get access to all of these and many other series and resources for worship by becoming a full-year member of the Worship Design Studio.

What are fully-scripted worship series?

Fully-scripted worship series from the Worship Design Studio are designed to give you the complete package of a ready-made worship series for you to share with your faith community.

These stand-alone, fully-scripted series come with:

• Full scripts for worship services in their entirety: everything from the Introit to the Benediction!

• Original music written specifically for the series, plus lots of suggestions for music in popular songbooks and sources that fit well with the series themes

• Visual and Media Arts document with tons of ideas for creative lighting, crafts, images for projection and publicity, and more!

• Children's time scripts and suggestions for engaging your young ones in worship

• Small group resources to boost your congregation's engagement with one another beyond the walls of your church

• Preaching prompts to inspire your writing of the message. We don't give you the entire sermon; that part is up to you! But, we do provide ideas to spark your creativity.

The best part is that you are welcome and encouraged to tweak our materials for your own context. Take what you like and leave the rest: you will be supported with creative ideas that give you more ease and joy for spiritual leadership while honoring your community's unique values and practices.

Our series for Lent

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The Christian scriptures offer many images of where love, grace, forgiveness, righteousness, and healing can REALLY be found. And it is not in the “usual” places. Move through stories of Jesus to find out who offers the “real deal."

This fully-scripted Lent series is based on the new devotional book by Kate Bowler, Good Enough: 40'ish Devotionals for a Life of Imperfection. The book makes an excellent companion studio to the series!

This series takes your congregation on a journey of seeing life’s difficult times as a time of spiritual gifts.

This series connects the call of our baptism to the work of making this world a better place.

This series invites us to get quiet enough to hear the still, small voice of God and find our own voice.

This series asks us to slow down the hectic pace of life and reconnect with an unhurried God.

This series pulls us into the dramatic story of Holy Week during the entire season of Lent.

This series offers on a journey toward recovery on the individual, communal, and global level.

Our series for Epiphany

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NEW for 2023! SAD: Shining a Light on the Blahs

Seasonal Affective Disorder happens when a lack of sunlight affects our moods and ability to cope effectively. Spiritual Affective Disorder can also be a condition when we've had prolonged stress and life is disturbingly uncertain. What is our faithful response to our strained mental health? What if everyday life activities could become spiritual practices — deepening our experience of a meaningful life and helping us shine a light on the "blahs?"

After the rush and activity of the holiday season (even in pandemic), the new year can offer us a time of slowing down, simplifying, and leaning on reflection and prayer to help us sustain the journey toward a time when we can move to the rhythms of life for which we yearn. It is difficult to be patient in the midst of difficult times. The Psalms can help us with that.

This Epiphany "Plus" series explores all forms of creativity as a spiritual process.

Our series for Easter

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Originally designed at the very genesis of the Covid-19 pandemic, this series highlighted the Acts scriptures that describe the early Christian community's worship in the temple and around their tables at home. They shared what they had with "glad and generous hearts."

As Easter people, we are called to dance our dances of freedom for all the world to see. Dances of hope. Dances of justice. Dances of love. During this season, post-resurrection stories point to the joy of living in the beloved community and extending that fellowship through our witness as we "dare to dance again!"

Ordinary Time / Anytime Series

“Change is good… you go first!” Our brains were designed to be suspicious of change, and for good reason–homeostasis in good measure helps us thrive, protecting us from danger. But if we look closely at what the Creator set in motion, we find that change is actually the most constant part of life and necessary for animating our spirits as we find renewed purpose throughout life. Jesus advocated for changes that would keep us moving toward greater goodness!

Whether you travel far away or see your local surroundings as if for the first time, pilgrimage has long been a spiritual practice, and “journey” a deeply-felt metaphor for our spiritual lives. “Quest” comes from the Latin root meaning “ask, seek.” This four week worship series encourages us to open ourselves more fully to the curiosity and wonder, reflection and transformation that travelers–not merely tourists–experience when they choose to immerse themselves in soul-widening adventures.

This fully-scripted series has been specifically designed for online worship. This series includes video packages to help alleviate the amount of video production work your worship team is doing for online worship (can also be used as projections as we return to our sanctuaries). The get-ready webinar will train you in using these elements.

This Ordinary Time series was originally created for the Epiphany "Plus" season, but can easily be adapted for anytime.  Explores all forms of creativity as a spiritual process.

After the rush and activity of the holiday season (even in pandemic), the new year can offer us a time of slowing down, simplifying, and leaning on reflection and prayer to help us sustain the journey toward a time when we can move to the rhythms of life for which we yearn. It is difficult to be patient in the midst of difficult times. The Psalms can help us with that. Originally designed for Epiphany Plus, easily adaptable for anytime.

This Ordinary Time Summer series called "Sacred Earth, Sacred Work" was designed in collaboration with Creation Spirituality Working Group. All about celebrating our inherent goodness as God's creation!

A fully-scripted four-week worship series for churches focused on stewardship, drawing on the classic film It's a Wonderful Life and the book Integrating Money and Meaning by Maggie Kulyk and Liz McGeachy.

Originally designed for the season of Lent, "Roll Down Justice" works beautifully anytime of year that your church is called to focus on social justice issues.

Our series for Advent

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New Advent 2022!
This year's fully-scripted Advent series is called "Reflecting the Sacred" and will draw inspiration from Every Thing is Sacred: 40 Practices and Reflections on the Universal Christ by Richard Rohr and Patrick Boland. This series follow the scriptures for Revised Common Lectionary Year A. Get it now at

As we enter the Advent season, how can our churches become houses where the Holy will be born anew–offering respite, sustenance and care, opening the doors ever wider to those seeking shelter from the onslaught of life? This worship series utilizes scriptures from the Revised Common Lectionary Year C.

"I Believe Even When..." is inspired by the beautiful choral anthem by Mark Miller, "I Believe." Rather than turning away from music in this year of pandemic when group singing is not encouraged, we encourage you to develop virtual choral offerings so that your community can feel powerfully connected through music.

This series celebrates the 200th anniversary of the beloved hymn, "Silent Night."

This series helps us see our roles as messengers who offer assurance to the world– “Do Not Be Afraid."

This series uses the story of Ebenezer Scrooge combined with scripture to remind us to let go of the past, relish the present, and hope for the future.

"Heaven and Nature Sing: 300 Years of Joy to the World" is a celebration of the 300th anniversary of the writing of the beloved Christmas hymn, "Joy to the World."

If you have questions about any of our series, please contact Marcia and the WDS team at [email protected].

Dr. Marcia McFee is a professor, worship designer, author, preacher, and ritual artist. Drawing on a first career in professional dance and musical theater and equipped with a Master's in Theology and a PhD in Liturgical Studies and Ethics, she understands the role of any worship artist in the church as that of creating extraordinary portals through which communities journey with the Spirit. Dr. McFee has designed and led worship for regional, national, and international gatherings of several denominations for the last 25 years, including United Methodist General Conferences 2008 and 2012. 

Dr. McFee is the Creator and Visionary of the Worship Design Studio (, an online experience of coaching, education, inspiration, and community-building that currently serves over 1000 congregations.