Liturgy and worship aids
Use this bulletin cover to promote giving to the Thank Offering in your congregation, presbytery or synod. The back cover of the bulletin cover lists the 2016 recipients of grants from the 2015 offering. Please give generously and promote vigorously so that even more ministries might receive funding in 2017 from the 2016 offering.
Print this on 8.5″ x 14″ paper. It is also available to order in packs of 20; free.
The liturgy for the opening worship service for the 222nd General Assembly (2016)—including the words and music of hymns—is available now for download by groups planning to worship in other locations. Congregations joining the service by live stream may want to plan how to participate in the Lord’s Supper as well.
What do your kids want to be when they grow up? This Children's Sermon by Rev. Karen Wagner shows how the Pentecost Offering can expand those dreams!
Use these stories in worship to show the impact of the Pentecost Offering on local people, congregations, and communities.
Use these resources to help you plan worship for your congregation.
Scripture: “We were glad to share not only God’s good news with you but also our very lives because we cared for you so much.” (1 Thessalonians 2:8).
- Call to Worship
- Opening Prayer
- Call to Confession
- Prayer of Confession
- Assurance of Forgiveness
- Prayer for Illumination
- Affirmation of Faith
- Prayers of the People
- Minute for Mission
- Prayer of Dedication
- Invitation to the Lord’s Table
- Great Thanksgiving
- Prayer after Communion
- Blessing and Charge
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year and churches are urged to celebrate Earth Day Sunday near this date or to use the resource for any other worship with a theme of creation care. (Additional opportune moments to use this resource include September 1, recognized by Orthodox and Catholic communions as the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, or in October, during the Season of Creation and close to the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi.) Creation Justice Ministries (formerly the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program) produces Earth Day Sunday resources each year.With ...
2017 Liturgical Colors from the 2016-2017 Presbyterian Planning Calendar.
We are so glad to have such a wide range of offerings materials to support your One Great Hour of Sharing promotion activities. But we also know it can be difficult to scroll through the several pages to find it all. Here are our most popular resources for 2016:
Cada año, en un Domingo de la Cuaresma, los Presbiterianos celebran el ministerio del Comité Presbiteriano del Auto-desarrollo de los Pueblos (ADP), un ministerio de la Ofrenda La Gran Hora de Compartir. Este año, el Domingo de ADP es el 13 de Marzo; este recurso brinda materiales para ayudarlo a interpretar el ADP en su congregación. Visítenos en www.pcusa.org/sdop
Each year, on a Sunday in Lent, Presbyterians celebrate the ministry of the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People, a ministry of the One Great Hour of Sharing. This year, SDOP Sunday is on March 13; this resource provides materials to help you interpret the ministry of SDOP in your congregation. Visit us at www.pcusa.org/sdop