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Faith & Worship

New life emerges at Just Worship conference

Before Seyeom Kim went to the recent Just Worship conference at Columbia Theological Seminary, he had been feeling very much alone — unsure of where he belonged.

Preacher to Presbyterian older adult conference: get back to the basics

In his opening sermon at the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN) national conference, the Rev. Robert Watkins told attendees at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center that we in the church and culture — which is consumed with self — have forgotten how to live with and talk to each other.

장로교 센터는 공동예배서(2018) 개정판을 축하하기 위해 예배함

수요일, 장로교 센터 예배실에서 한 세대에 한 번씩 행해지는 행사로 미국장로교 공동예배서의 개정을 축하하기 위해 모였다. 2018년 개정판으로 이중언어 예배에 참여하면서 2018 BCW 공동 편집자인David Gambrell은 “어떤 언어로든 여러분의 마음을 표현”하여 예배하도록 격려했다.

Centro Presbiteriano celebra servicio en la capilla para celebrar el Libro para la Adoración 2018

Los fieles se reunieron en la capilla del centro presbiteriano el miércoles para celebrar un evento generacional; la revisión del Libro para la Adoración (BCW por sus siglas en ingles) de la IP (EE.UU.). Mientras la participación se dio en un servicio bilingüe de la 2018 edición ,el coeditor David Gambrell animo a las personas adorar «en el idioma que hable a sus corazones».

Presbyterian Center holds chapel service celebrating the 2018 Book of Common Worship

Worshipers gathered at the Presbyterian Center chapel Wednesday to celebrate a once-in-a-generation event — the revision of the PC(USA)’s Book of Common Worship. As they participated in a bilingual service from 2018 edition, they were encouraged by 2018 BCW co-editor David Gambrell to worship “in whatever language speaks to your hearts.”

Understanding the Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension of the Lord has never been an important event on the Presbyterian church calendar. But perhaps it should be, as there are things we can learn from it. The story of Jesus ascending into heaven after appearing to his followers in the 40 days after his resurrection does come with two significant challenges. First, as a rule, people do not simply float away into the sky. Just think of the nightmare that would pose for the Transportation Security Administration. Secondly, the story presents a picture of the universe we know not to be true. “Heaven” is not “up” and “hell” is not “down” and we do not live in “the middle.” So a literal reading of the story is not going to be helpful.