Faith & Worship

Looking back generations to see the path forward

Accepting a first call to ministry and moving during a pandemic may not be ideal, but one thing is certain: the Rev. Katheryn McGinnis is following in the footsteps of a long line of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) pastors, including her grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather and great-great-great grandfather.

PastoraLab seeks to support Asian American women clergy

For the past few years, the Rev. Dr. Young Lee Hertig, founder and director of the Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity (ISAAC), has been making what she calls “bricks without much straw.”

A Presbyterian is praying in the House

A minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbytery of Philadelphia, the Rev. Margaret Grun Kibben, a retired Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy’s Chaplain Corps, has been named Chaplain of the 117th U.S. House of Representatives.

Star words: An Epiphany tradition grows

A growing Epiphany worship practice is to hand out to church members paper stars, each with a single guiding word for the coming year.

PC(USA) online Christmas event to draw inspiration from century-old service

Public health officials urge people to wear masks. Workplaces and businesses adjust hours to prevent crowding. Several cities impose quarantines or ban public gatherings. This sounds like something people see and hear as they go online or watch the news every night, but this was December 1918 when the world struggled with the impact of a global flu pandemic.

The hopes and fears of all the years

“’Comfort, O comfort my people,’ says your God” are the words the prophet Isaiah uses to open his oft-quoted 40th chapter.

A new tradition amid both joy and sorrow

After seeing the latest edition of Everyday God-Talk, the Rev. Dr. David Gambrell, associate for Worship in the Office of Theology and Worship, was filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and rejoicing.