Liturgy and worship aids
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, 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.
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.
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
August Fast Materials
Focus: Land and the Food Crisis