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Resources in Liturgy and worship aids
Use these ideas and prayers in worship to better connect your congregation with the ministries made possible by One Great Hour of Sharing. Created by Jenna Campbell, a Certified Christian Educator serving as the Director of Children and Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma
A children’s sermon for use with One Great Hour of Sharing, written by Jenna Campbell, a Certified Christian Educator serving as the Director of Children and Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma
Feeling demoralized and helpless after days of demanding work for insufficient pay, day laborers in Arizona did not have to suffer in silence thanks to the Southside Worker Center in Tucson, a ministry supported by One Great Hour of Sharing gifts.
The church’s identity reflects the call of Isaiah to become repairers of the breach. It is through One Great Hour of Sharing that Presbyterians come together to open our doors to become the church with all the people we see.
Thanks to One Great Hour of Sharing gifts, a community in Puerto Rico that was facing the threat of displacement formed a trust which acquired title to a 200-acre area that is home to 1,500 families.
Presbyterians, through their gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing, support efforts toward giving everyone access to nutritious food by addressing the root causes of hunger.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, supported by One Great Hour of Sharing gifts, helped a community in Haiti construct a school after a devastating earthquake.
The 2018 Worship Resources include: Readings Call to Worship Opening Prayer Call to Reconciliation Prayer of Confession Assurance of Pardon Invitation to Offering Prayer of Dedication Invitation to the Lord’s Table Great Prayer of Thanksgiving Sending Created by the Rev. Thom M. Shuman
You are invited to use this liturgy during communion on October 7, 2018.
Some congregations receive the Christmas Joy Offering in the context of a candle lighting service. Whether or not that is your congregation’s practice, you may find the following litany a helpful resource as you celebrate this season in your faith community.