Liturgy and worship aids
Use these prayers as needed during times of trouble and disaster, prepared by the PC(USA) Office of Theology and Worship
The First Principle and Foundation
The Goal of our life is to live with God forever. God, who loves us, gave us life. Our own response of love allows God's life to flow into us without limit.
Prayers of the people, prayers for peace, prayers of remembrance, shorter pastoral prayers for various conditions.
A worship aid for those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Materials for personal prayer or congregational liturgy, by David Gambrell for the Office of Theology and Worship.
Preparing for worship is like making space for God. When we offer hospitality to people, there is some preparation necessary on our part. We must see to it that there’s food in the house, we clean the house and get a sleeping place ready. We make sure there are clean towels and perhaps snip a few flowers from the garden to place on a bedside table to say welcome.
When we prepare to go to the place of worship, we, too, need to prepare our hearts for divine visitation. We need to make space in our lives by making ...
HIV and AIDS continue to impact the lives of millions of people here in the United States and around the world. We
are all touched by the AIDS pandemic. The church is called to speak a message of truth, hope, care and challenge; what
better place then in the context of worship.
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 ...
Use this packet of hymns and poems to pray for the survivors of disaster around the world:
- Who is My Neighbor?, hymn inspired by the parable of the Good Samaritan
- A Prayer for Our Children, hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
- Like Magi, You Have Come, poem by Sandra Price, written for volunteers who have served in the Gulf Coast
- We See the Waters, by Clay Gunter
- God of Creation, by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
- God We've Known Such Grief and Anger, by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
- Through the Cloud and Out of Chaos: A Hymn for a Hard Season by Rev ...
As we engage with US Presbyterians and global partners for faithful and effective participation in God’s mission, we seek to model and live out the following core values.