Liturgy and worship aids
In this season of your Advent, we humbly wait and watch. We wait for the coming of your promise, assured that you are faithful. We gather now as your community, looking for the new heaven and the new earth, where your righteousness will be at home. We greet this promise with joy and expectation, called to build and to be your spiritual home, a witness in this your world. In the name of the One given for us, Amen.
This is the annual Advent daily calendar created by Environmental Ministries (Presbyterian Hunger Program). As we await the celebration of Christ’s birth this Advent Season, we give thanks that God sent Jesus Christ for the good of all the world. This daily calendar invites you to take a few moments each day for a simple action, practical change or reflection. You are invited to sing through the hymn It Came upon a Midnight Clear, to read, reflect, act, and connect with God’s good world. Peace be with you this Advent!
2016 Liturgical Colors from the 2015-2016 Presbyterian Planning Calendar.
Use this minute for mission to tell the story of how the Peace & Global Witness Offering will affect Syrian refugees.
Through our gifts, we join in God's mission of peace and reconciliation.
Use these minutes for mission to promote the Christmas Joy Offering in your congregation.
Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN), one of the 10 networks of the Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association (PHEWA), urges Presbyterians to be agents of healing by collaborating with our community allies in ending the violence. The church, bringing a faith perspective to this collaboration, has a unique voice in this effort. We offer here worship and awareness resources to assist in your own observances, in October and throughout the year.
The Things That Make for Peace is a five-week adult study for small or large groups to be used during A Season of Peace or any time of the year. It focuses on the inner and outer path to peace as foundational to faithful discipleship. Each session has a “dig deeper” section for study through the week.
The African Methodist Episcopal Church, in response to the massacre of their members in South Carolina, is calling on Christian churches to set aside Sunday, September 6, as a Day of Repentance, Confession, and Commitment to Eradicate Racism. They are inviting us to use this litany on this day or any time we set aside to commit ourselves to participating in the hard work of dismantling racism and building a just and safe world. The AME Church is a close ecumenical partner through the World Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches, and Churches Uniting in Christ. The tragedy ...
Worship Resources include:
- Call to Worship
- Suggested Hymns
- Confession and Pardon
- Prayer for Illumination
- Affirmation of Faith
- Great Thanksgiving
- Blessing and Charge
Click the links below to download each document.
Gun Violence - Offering hope amidst senseless gun violence in Los Angeles
Structural Racism - Forgiveness and reconciliation forge hope for South Africa
Domestic Violence - Sanctuaries for victims of domestic violence in Western New York
Human Trafficking - Addressing violations of human rights