Worship

Christian worship joyfully ascribes all praise and honor, glory and power to the triune God. In worship the people of God acknowledge God present in the world and in their lives. As they respond to God’s claim and redemptive action in Jesus Christ, believers are transformed and renewed. In worship the faithful offer themselves to God and are equipped for God’s service in the world. (Directory for Worship, W-1.1001)

In these pages, you’ll find extensive resources for pastors and church leaders preparing for worship. You’ll find links on the right-hand side of this page.

If you  have questions about worship in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), you can find answers to those questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page. 

Resources

Fourfold Action in the Eucharist

There is a distinctive, fourfold pattern of action that can be seen each time Jesus shares a meal with his disciples: taking, blessing (or giving thanks), breaking, and giving. This study guide demonstrates that pattern, seeking to deepen and enrich our understanding of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.

Guideline for Interfaith Celebrations of Thanksgiving

A national holiday, such as Thanksgiving Day in the United States of America, offers an occasion which may be celebrated with those from a variety of faiths. Guidelines for liturgical planning are offered here with suggested liturgical resources Presbyterians may use to represent the Reformed Christian tradition. See related pages: Resources for Thanksgiving, Presbyterian Worship
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