Liturgy and worship aids

  • The Group Lectio Process

    From Office of the General AssemblyConstitutional Interpretation

    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.)

  • The Successor to Peter

    From Office of the General AssemblyEcumenical Relationships

    “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 ...

  • Together in Action to End Human Trafficking, four-pager

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPresbyterian Women

    Use this resource to introduce church members to the problem of human trafficking, inspire reflection and prayer, and lead them to act to end human trafficking. This resource is four pages. The pdf shows the front/back pages on one sheet, the center pages on another sheet. The sheets can be be printed back to back on an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper, and folded down to a 5.5" x 8.5" booklet. For a two-page condensed version of this resource, download the "Together in Action" bulletin insert.

  • Using hymns at Presbyerian Women events

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPresbyterian Women

    If your Presbyterian Women event includes singing hymns, you must ensure that your use of the hymns is fair and legal. If your group or event location has access to enough hymnals for each participant to have her own or share with those near her, you do not need to seek permission.

  • Worship Responsibilities of a Presbytery Moderator

    From Office of the General AssemblyModerators' Conference 2014

    Below you will find a copy of the PowerPoint presentation that was presented by Teaching Elder David Gambrell, Associate for Worship, Presbyterian Mission Agency.

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