Liturgy and worship aids
Use this resource packet with your congregation to observe Worlds AIDS Day on December 1, 2012:
- Cover letter
- My Dreams for an HIV Competent Church: HIV and Aids at the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
- How a 67-year-old Introverted Presbyterian Came To Be an AIDS Activist
- Sermon, “Resuscitation”
- Poem, Doy gracias. . .Simplemente gracias!
- Sermon, Leveling the Playing Field : A Call to God’s People on World AIDS Day
- 2012 International AIDS Conference: Personal Highlights
- Flier, Becoming an HIV and AIDS Competent Church: Prophetic Witness and Compassionate Action
- Flier, The Changing Face of HIV/AIDS
- PAN Leadership ...
Closing worship for the 2012 Moderators' Conference with Neal D. Presa and Tom Trinidad, Moderator and Vice Moderator of the 220th General Assembly (2012). The liturgy for this service is available for download below.
Opening worship for the 2012 Moderators' Conference with J. Herbert Nelson of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Washington Office of Public Witness. The liturgy for this service is available for download below.
2014 Liturgical Colors from the 2013-2014 Presbyterian Planning Calendar.
Following a lifetime of serving God and tending their flock, even the most steadfast of shepherds must find their rest. As Presbyterians, we believe that when our current leaders need to move on, it is not just our duty but our privilege to ease that transition for leaders and their families.
As a teenager, Ashley Murry was diagnosed with scoliosis, which required surgery on her spinal cord to prevent further disorientation of her spine and the possibility of permanent paralysis. Following major surgery and three days in the hospital, Ashley was on the hard road to recovery. Through that difficult process, Ashley realized her true calling, which was made attainable through Stillman College, one of the Presbyterian-related racial ethnic colleges that benefits directly from your gifts to the Christmas Joy Offering.
When some people graduate from high school, they consider it the end of another chapter in their lives. But some are so profoundly affected by the experience that they spend the remainder of their lives investing in the institution that first invested in them. Such is the case with one inspirational woman.
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Although retiring church workers are most the common beneficiaries of the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions, sometimes those currently shepherding God’s people face circumstances that they would not be able to navigate without others’ generosity.
In 2013, Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday honors women through whom God is transforming the church in an emerging era. Though the official Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday is March 3, 2013, your congregation or women’s groups may use this resource on any day that you choose. The resource also includes a worship service with a call to worship, prayer of confession, suggested hymns, suggested scripture readings and a litany of remembrance and renewal, preaching and program suggestions, and recommended resources for further study.
In response to Hurricane Sandy, which struck the U.S. Northeast coast in late October 2012, Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has written the hymn, “When Waters Roar and Foam.” The hymn recognizes the damage caused by the superstorm, but recognizes the renewing power of God and calls the church to prayer and to love in response.