Liturgy and worship aids
This hymn text by David Gambrell, set to the familiar tune Leoni (“The God of Abraham Praise”), seeks to illustrate the various dimensions of the “Word of God” in the Reformed tradition: “Scripture – the Word written, preaching – the Word proclaimed, and the Sacraments – the Word enacted and sealed, bear testimony to Jesus Christ, the living Word.” (Directory for Worship, W-1.1004). Permission is granted for congregational use in worship or educational settings.
November 14, 2010, is Caregiver Sunday. Get suggestions for caregiving and resources for people who provide care.
- What Does Family Caregiving Mean?
- A Suggested Liturgy for Caregivers Sunday 2010
- Eagles In A Storm — sermon illustration
- Ideas for Honoring the Gifts of Family Caregivers
- Beatitudes for Caregivers
- Pastoral Care: Identifying At-Risk Caregivers
- Contacts For More Information
Reading and studying large sections of Scripture in sequence – a time-honored practice in the Reformed tradition – provides a way to hear and understand the words and stories of the Bible in their broader theological, historical, cultural and literary contexts.
Reading or hearing these passages aloud has a number of benefits: Scripture takes on a whole new dimension when you can hear its rhythms, its cadences and its poetry, features often overlooked when only read silently; the oral / aural presentation of these texts is probably closer to the way their intended audiences received them, in most cases, and is the way ...
This Eucharistic prayer can be used as part of a service with the Annunciation text (Luke 1:26-38) featured prominently.
This service weaves the traditional lessons in a service with other liturgy into a full worship service that includes communion. Sermon notes are also included for a brief homily.
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 ...
Prepared by PDA National Response Team member Laurie Kraus, pastor of the Riveria Presbyterian Church in Miami, Fla.
As an intergenerational event early in Advent, consider making advent wreaths for home devotional use. Here are instructions for a simple, inexpensive one.
Use this prayer for the children of Pakistan as they struggle in a time of disaster
The 2009 Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) Domestic Violence Congregational Packet focuses on teen dating violence. Individual pieces include:
- Cover Letter
- The Facts on Teens and Dating Violence
- A Father’s Letter to his Teenage Children
- Teen/Young Adult Sexuality Covenant
- Sexting, Texting, and Cell Phones — A Bigger Problem Than We Think
- Teen Power and Control Wheel
- Equality Wheel for Teens
- The Dating Bill of Rights
- Resource Sheet for Teens on Dating Violence
- The Yellow Dress; Acting to Prevent Dating Violence
- A Grandma’s Situation
- Bulletin Insert, Dating Shouldn’t Hurt
- Using the Lectionary to Address Issues of Abuse ...