Liturgy and worship aids
Developed ecumenically, this annual worship and education resource invites congregations to celebrate an Earth Day Sunday. Observed on a Sunday close to Earth Day (April 22), or any Sunday that works well for the congregation's calendar, Presbyterian churches use this opportunity to celebrate God's gift of God's creation. In 2014, the theme is Water, Holy Water.
See this revised list of suggested hymns for 2014 including those from "Glory to God"
This full-color downloadable Leader's Guide for the 2014 Pentecost Offering contains material specifically designed for promoting the Offering within your congregation and tips for making the Offering a success.
Individual sections can be downloaded by clicking the links below:
These three program-focused Minutes for Mission, and one comprehensive Minute for Mission, contain powerful stories of lives changed through your giving to the Pentecost Offering.
Once a year, Presbyterians across our country celebrate the ministry of Self-Development of People. This year, Self-Development of People Sunday is on March 16. This SDOP Sunday web resource provides materials to help pastors and others to interpret SDOP's ministry to their congregation. The web resource includes two stories about projects funded by SDOP, hymns with a Self-Development theme, liturgical aids and general background information. Download →
In addition to the materials in the web resource, here are two thank you notes which SDOP has received recently:
“Thank You All SDOP,
Words fail me but thank you for all you ...
The 2014 One Great Hour of Sharing Worship Resource document contains the following:
- Call to Worship
- Opening Prayer
- Prayer of Confession
- Declaration of Forgiveness
- Litany of Dedication
- Invitation to the Lord's Table
- Prayer after Communion
Both urgency and joy pervade the work of One Great Hour of Sharing. This calendar highlights some of the challenging situations we address when extending care to our neighbors in the U.S. and around the world. Each day suggests a “unit” which is defined as a donation of coins. Your household can decide what coin is best for your situation each day.
PHEWA’s Presbyterian Health Network (PHN) offers resources to assist in observing Health Awareness and Day of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness. Our 2014 focus is on living with depression and the valuable role of the faith community. This emphasis can be observed at any time/times in the life of your worshiping community, throughout the year. It is our hope and prayer that, beyond observation of a Health Awareness Sunday, we will all work together to ensure a place for everyone at the Lord’s Table where the gifts of all God’s people are valued, supported, and affirmed.
PHEWA’s Presbyterian Criminal Justice Network (PCJN) members offer these worship resources in observation of Presbyterian Criminal Justice Sunday. This year, according to the Presbyterian Planning Calendar, Presbyterian Criminal Justice Sunday falls on January 26, 2014.
Whether you observe Criminal Justice Sunday on this designated date or set a different time that works better for your congregation or worshiping community, we hope that you find this material to be useful. It is also our hope and prayer that, beyond observation of Criminal Justice Sunday, we will all work together to ensure a place for everyone at the Lord’s Table ...
Minute for Mission