Liturgy and worship aids
Use this Leader's Guide for helping to plan for the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering.
- Introductory Letter from Sara Lisherness
- What is One Great Hour of Sharing?
- Steps for a Successful Offering
- Financial Summary
- Resource Order Form
These three program-focused Minutes for Mission, and one comprehensive Minute for Mission, contain powerful stories of lives changed through your giving to One Great Hour of Sharing. The comprehensive Minute for Mission serves as a reminder of the history of this rich tradition.
Sample letter from Pastor to congregation regarding the 2014 One Great Hour of Sharing.
These three program-focused Minutes for Mission, and one comprehensive Minute for Mission, contain powerful stories of lives changed through your giving to the Pentecost Offering.
Once a year, Presbyterians across our country celebrate the ministry of Self-Development of People. This year, Self-Development of People Sunday is on March 16. This SDOP Sunday web resource provides materials to help pastors and others to interpret SDOP's ministry to their congregation. The web resource includes two stories about projects funded by SDOP, hymns with a Self-Development theme, liturgical aids and general background information. Download →
In addition to the materials in the web resource, here are two thank you notes which SDOP has received recently:
“Thank You All SDOP,
Words fail me but thank you for all you ...
See this revised list of suggested hymns for 2014 including those from "Glory to God"
This candle-lighting litany is designed to remember the children of Sub-Saharan African who are living with HIV/AIDS and to note ways in which the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is responding. The litany could be used on Presbyterian AIDS Awareness Sunday (second Sunday in October), World AIDS Day (December 1), or an appropriate day in the life of your congregation.
Excerpted from The Service for the Lord’s Day: Supplemental Liturgical Resources.
In Lent this year, we are asking Presbyterians to sit with what global partners and some U.S. farmers are saying by reading meditations, study questions and analyses that illustrate one aspect of this crisis in five nations for the five Sundays of Lent. If you are able, you may fast for a 40-hour period from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning as we attempt together to discern a way out of the mess humanity has made of God’s world.
A Life of Abundancy: Energy and Ethics is the theme of this year's ecumenical Earth Day Sunday 2012 resource. With sermon starters, prayers, and background information on a number of energy issues, this 14-page resource is free to your congregation in order to assist with planning your Earth Day Sunday 2012 celebration.