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2016 Peace & Global Witness Leader’s Guide

“Can God spread a table in the wilderness?”—Psalm 78:19

This Leader’s Guide contains resources to help you and your congregation in supporting the Peace & Global Witness Offering this World Communion Sunday. This year’s theme is inspired by the cry from a people feeling abandoned to a cruel existence: The psalmist quotes the people as they ask; “Can God spread a table in the wilderness?” In response, the author reminds the people that the God who delivered them from bondage in Egypt could not only spread a table in the wilderness, but had already done so over and over again.

The Peace & Global Witness Offering exists to ignite a movement of Presbyterians engaged in the Christian witness of peacemaking and reconciliation. For generations, and to the ends of the earth, Presbyterians have borne witness to Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. Our witness has been profound in our own communities and in places we ourselves have never been, around the corner and around the world.