Liturgy and worship aids

  • "O God Who Formed Creation" hymn

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPresbyterian Peacemaking Program

    A hymn for United Nations Day by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette.

  • "Rejoice (This is the Night)" hymn

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyTheology and Worship

    This hymn setting of the traditional Easter Proclamation (or Exsultet) may be used in a procession with the paschal candle at the Easter Vigil.

    See related pages: Easter Vigil, Presbyterian Worship

  • "We Praise the Word of God" hymn

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyTheology and Worship

    This hymn text by David Gambrell, set to the familiar tune Leoni (“The God of Abraham Praise”), seeks to illustrate the various dimensions of the “Word of God” in the Reformed tradition: “Scripture – the Word written, preaching – the Word proclaimed, and the Sacraments – the Word enacted and sealed, bear testimony to Jesus Christ, the living Word.” (Directory for Worship, W-1.1004). Permission is granted for congregational use in worship or educational settings.

  • "What Would Jonah Do?" (Sermon)

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPHEWA

    Download a sermon from the World AIDS Day Packet 2013 by the Rev. Emily Rose Proctor.

  • 2009 Domestic Violence Congregational Packet

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPHEWA

    The 2009 Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) Domestic Violence Congregational Packet focuses on teen dating violence. Individual pieces include:

    • Cover Letter
    • The Facts on Teens and Dating Violence
    • A Father’s Letter to his Teenage Children
    • Teen/Young Adult Sexuality Covenant
    • Sexting, Texting, and Cell Phones — A Bigger Problem Than We Think
    • Teen Power and Control Wheel
    • Equality Wheel for Teens
    • The Dating Bill of Rights
    • Resource Sheet for Teens on Dating Violence
    • The Yellow Dress; Acting to Prevent Dating Violence
    • A Grandma’s Situation
    • Bulletin Insert, Dating Shouldn’t Hurt
    • Using the Lectionary to Address Issues of Abuse ...
  • PADVN Domestic Violence Congregational Packet  2010

    2010 Domestic Violence Congregational Packet

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPHEWA

    The 2010 Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) Domestic Violence Congregational Packet focuses on parent youth/relationships. Individual pieces include:

    “When the Line Has Been Crossed: Violence in Parent/Teen Relationships”
    “A Family Covenant to Protect Against Violence”
    “Factors Beyond the Family that Promote or Allow Violence”
    "The Value of Boundaries"
    “What is ‘Normal’?”
    Worship Resources for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    Resources for Youth Leaders

  • 2011 Christian Vocation Sunday worship materials

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyChristian Vocation

    While occupation may only be a portion of our call as disciples, the programmatic emphasis for the Sunday before Labor Day is appropriately, Christian Vocation Sunday. Cultivate a culture of call in your own congregation by claiming our theological perspective of the priesthood of all believers. Options for including this emphasis on call in the worship and activities of the congregation are included here.

  • 2012 Christian Vocation Sunday worship materials

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyChristian Vocation

    While occupation may only be a portion of our call as disciples, the programmatic emphasis for the Sunday before Labor Day is appropriately, Christian Vocation Sunday. Cultivate a culture of call in your own congregation by claiming our theological perspective of the priesthood of all believers. Options for including this emphasis on call in the worship and activities of the congregation are included here.

  • PADVN Domestic Violence Congregational Packet  2011

    2012 Domestic Violence Congregational Packet

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPHEWA

    Our 2012 packet theme is Entering the Brokenness.  Whenever the trauma of domestic violence occurs within a faith community, it is a gross violation of not only the victim of the violence and the immediate family; it also violates the spiritual integrity of the whole community of faith and each of its members.  This is especially true when the victim has been murdered. The focus of this packet centers on addressing this grievous issue. It also provides liturgical resources that are designed to help congregations address and cope with the death of a community member, through their worship life together ...

  • 2013 Disability Inclusion Resource Packet (short version)

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPHEWA

    June 23, 2013 is designated on the Presbyterian Planning Calendar as Disability Inclusion Sunday.  PHEWA’s Presbyterians for Disability Concerns (PDC) network has developed our annual Resource Packet to help in observing this day- on June 23 or whenever works best in the life of your worshiping community. 

    In addition to our full packet of worship and awareness resources, we have developed a “scaled-down” version of our packet, with resources to perhaps introduce this emphasis for the first time.  Feel free to supplement what is offered here with additional pieces from the full packet.  With our 2013 theme, Before and ...

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