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Teaching elder/pastor installation only service

A suggested service for installation of a teaching elder or pastor in the PC(USA). You can also find an installation and ordination sample service, ordination only, suggested hymns, suggested scriptures and general guidelines on this web site.

Teaching elder/pastor installation and ordination service

A suggested service for both installation and ordination of a teaching elder or pastor in the PC(USA). You can also find installation only, ordination only, suggested hymns, suggested scriptures and general guidelines on this web site.

Suggested hymns for ordination of a teaching elder

Suggested hymns for an ordination service. Other resources for ordination and installation include suggested services for installation and ordination, installation only, ordination only, suggested scriptures and general guidelines on this web site.

Suggested service for ordination of a teaching elder

A sample service for ordination of a teaching elder or pastor in the PC(USA), from charge to the final hymn. Other resources for ordination and installation include suggested services for installation and ordination, installation only, suggested hymns, suggested scriptures and general guidelines on this web site.

Ceremony of Restoration

Prepared by chaplains Bonita Barnes and James Ryan, this worship liturgy provides a thorough how-to guide for any congregations wishing to offer healing and restoration to their returning veterans—and to themselves. 

Ritual of Washing Feet and Reconciliation

Prepared by Rev. Raymond Hayes and retired military chaplain Brenson Bishop, this foot-washing service is a rite of passage from the past into the present for returning veterans. This is a great resource and template for any congregations wishing to offer healing and restoration to their returning veterans—and to themselves.

Words Matter – Lenten Devotions

This Lent, the Words Matter project invites you to the spiritual discipline of paying attention to your words. Far from a desire to be politically correct, Words Matter focuses on deep thinking about what is really at stake in the words we use, acknowledging that words can be used to tear down — but hopeful… Read more »