Liturgy and worship aids
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 15; this resource provides materials to help you interpret the ministry of SDOP in your congregation. Visit us at www.pcusa.org/sdop
Worship Resources include:
- Call to Worship
- Suggested Hymns
- Confession and Pardon
- Prayer for Illumination
- Affirmation of Faith
- Great Thanksgiving
- Blessing and Charge
Camp and Conference Sunday Worship Aids
Camps and Conference ministries transform lives! It's a great way to strengthen your ministry and hearing this from you and your congregation is important.
2016 Liturgical Colors from the 2015-2016 Presbyterian Planning Calendar.
This calendar highlights some of the challenging situations your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing address when extending care to God's people in North America and around the world. Each day suggests a donation of coins or bills. Your household can decide which unit is best for your situation each day. We challenge you to be as generous as you can be.
We pray that this calendar is not merely a stewardship tool, but also a daily opportunity to educate and discuss who our faith, when acted upon, makes a difference in the world.
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:
Use the attached sample Pastor's letter for your church newsletters, blogs and other promotion leading up to the One Great Hour of Sharing.
The 2015 Worship Resources include:
- Call to Worship
- Opening Prayer
- Prayer of Confession
- Assurance of Pardon
- Call to Offering
- Prayer of Dedication
- Invitation to the Lord's Table
- Prayer after Communion
- Charge and Benediction
This candle-lighting litany is designed to remember the children of Sub-Saharan African who are living with HIV/AIDS and to note ways in which the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is responding. The litany could be used on Presbyterian AIDS Awareness Sunday (second Sunday in October), World AIDS Day (December 1), or an appropriate day in the life of your congregation.