Liturgy and worship aids
Churchwide Antiracism Policy
This sheet provides objectives for various workshops, each with activities for children to learn and understand Biblical stories.
Four Models for Sacred Reading
This small group curriculum will help the participants in obtaining a deeper understanding of the biblical and theological reasons for engaging in the work and ministry of unity. The curriculum provides an in-depth study of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Ecumenical Stance.
Rev. Kelly Allen at University Presbyterian Church in San Antonio prepared this bulletin for immigration Sunday.
- Lectio: Listening to the Word of God or Reading God’s Word
- Meditatio: Reflecting on the Word of God
- Oratio: Responding to the Word of God
- Contemplatio: Resting in the Word of God
Sacred Reading for Community Prayer [adapted from Carl Arico, A Taste of Silence (Continuum 1999)].
Lectio: Listening to the Word of God or Reading God’s Word
- As we listen to the Word of God for the first time, I invite you to be aware of any word or phrase that catches your attention.
- After a minute of silence for reflection, share out loud with the group — if you are moved to do so — the word or phrase that caught your attention.
- After sharing, allow a few moments of silence in order that what was heard may sink deeper within.
Liturgies for times when congregations are leaving a denomination.
Scriptures for times of conflict.
- Sentences of scripture
- Statement on the ministry of the Church
- Prayer of confession
- A bidding prayer