Liturgy and worship aids
The Calls to Confession and Declarations of Forgiveness are designed to be spoken at the baptismal font. The baptismal font should be open and in full view of the congregation. The font may already contain water, provided that there is sufficient room to add an ample amount of water at the Declaration of Forgiveness.
All of these texts are drawn from the scripture readings of the Revised Common Lectionary for the Season of Lent, Year A. The scripture references indicate the particular lectionary passage from which the text is derived. It is not necessary to follow the lectionary to use ...
This service of preparation for Holy Communion, based on the Beatitudes and adapted from the 1946 Book of Common Worship, provides a way for congregations to prepare for the celebration of the Lord’s Supper in keeping with the principles of the Directory for Worship. It is especially appropriate for the Season of Lent and other penitential occasions. The section from the Beatitudes (following the sermon) might be excerpted for personal or small group use.
This choral reading and hymn text are based on Isaiah 58:1-12, one of the Old Testament readings for Ash Wednesday.
The Office of Theology and Worship provides two lectionary options for your readings during Lent: the Revised Common Lectionary (coordinated with the Sundays and festivals in the three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary) and the two-year Daily Lectionary from the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship.
On Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday, March 4, 2012, we honor women who contribute their gifts to the church and community, lift up issues of women’s rights, and focus on the role of women in our communities and world. Your congregation or women’s groups can use this resource on March 4 or on any date that you choose to celebrate courageous women who struggle, persevere and survive.
On Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday, February 27, 2011, we celebrate the beautiful women in the household of God who regularly do beautiful things in love and faithfulness to Jesus Christ. There are women in scripture and women in our congregations who regularly do beautiful things and are remarkable saints in the faith. Use this bulletin cover for your celebration.
December Fast Materials
Focus: Agrofuels (Biofuels)
Country: Guatemala and the United States
November Fast Materials
Focus: Food Aid
October Fast Materials
Focus: The Right to Food
September Fast Materials
Focus: Food Sovereignty — locally and globally
Country: Your neighborhood/world