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Book of Common Worship

Creating online worship space for Presbyterians of all ages

Worried about how mainline churches are communicating to the youngest and oldest in their congregations during a time of online worship, Karen DeBoer, creative resource developer for the Christian Reformed Church in North America, recently surveyed a landscape of churches.

A formative experience

Over the years while attending the Presbyterian Association of Musicians conference, the Rev. Dr. David Gambrell has seen how the annual gathering has inspired and sustained two generations of liturgical reform in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Advent ‘reorients us to the radical hope of the gospel’

The season of Advent, which begins on Sunday, Dec. 2, is often misunderstood. Before Thanksgiving is even finished, people are inundated with the sights and sounds of Christmas.  Within this consumer culture, it’s easy to confuse the season of Advent with the number of shopping days until December 25.

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.”

PC(USA) 2018 Book of Common Worship now available

Five years in the making, the 2018 Book of Common Worship (BCW) for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is now available. There are three new sections in the BCW — on creation and ecology, justice and reconciliation, and interreligious events. Included in these sections are services for: • Blessings of the Animals • Resources for prayer and worship after a violent event • Guidelines for gathering neighbors of other faiths or no faith for times of celebrations, or when there is conflict or crisis

Newly revised editions of Presbyterian Book of Common Worship now available

The 2018 edition of the Book of Common Worship, the primary worship book for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is now available. The new edition is the sixth official service book to be published for North American Presbyterians and it is the first edition published in the 21st century. Responsive to the many changes in the church and world since the last revision (in 1993), these new editions are more informative, user-friendly, inclusive and flexible than ever before.

PC(USA) 2018 Book of Common Worship now available

Five years in the making, the 2018 Book of Common Worship(BCW) for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will be in the hands of customers in the coming weeks.There are three new sections in the BCW — on creation and ecology, justice and reconciliation, and interreligious events.