Liturgy and worship aids
- 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
1. Hear the word (that is addressed to you).
First reading (twice). Listen for the word or phrase from the passage that attracts you. Repeat it over softly to yourself during a one-minute silence. When the leader gives the signal, say aloud only that word or phrase (without elaboration).
2. Ask, "How is my life touched?"
Second-stage reading. Listen to discover how this passage touches your life today. Consider possibilities or receive a sensory impression during the two minutes of silence. When the leader gives the signal, speak a sentence or two perhaps beginning with the words 1 hear, 1 see, 1 sense. (Or you may pass.)
Liturgies for times when congregations are leaving a denomination.
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.
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.
“Our first word as a delegation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) must be one of welcome in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome to this house. Welcome to this table of conversation. Welcome to this engagement of minds and hearts as we search together to learn the Lord's will for His Church.
We have come to wrestle together with a subject of undeniably great import. It is not too much to say that the shape of the church’s future turns on what the churches make of it. For it is claimed by the Bishop ...
The traditional period in the northern hemisphere for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is 18-25 January. Those dates were proposed in 1908 by Paul Wattson to cover the days between the feasts of St Peter and St Paul, and therefore have a symbolic significance. In the southern hemisphere where January is a vacation time churches often find other days to celebrate the week of prayer, for example around Pentecost (suggested by the Faith and Order movement in 1926), which is also a symbolic date for the unity of the church.
Mindful of the need for flexibility, we invite ...
- Frases de la Escritura
- Declaración del ministerio de la Iglesia
- Oración de confesión (al unísono)
- Oración de petición
10‐A 개정안이 통과된 후에 사용될 수 있는 것들
- Sentences of scripture
- Statement on the ministry of the Church
- Prayer of confession
- A bidding prayer