Posts By: Carl Horton

A Prayer Following the Massacre in Aurora, Colorado

written by Teresa Lockhart Stricklen, associate for worship Use this prayer as a personal or corporate prayer in the days to come:   O Lord, our God, victim of violence on a cross,look with compassion upon all involved in the shooting this week in Colorado.Comfort those terrorized by this horrendous event.Wrap your Everlasting Arms around… Read more »

Biblical Witness to Peacemaking for 2011-2012

Use this daily index of scriptures related to peacemaking themes throughout the year The new 2011-2012 version of the popular Biblical Witness to Peacemaking is now available.  This list of daily scripture readings related to peacemaking themes can be used in church newsletters, weekly worship bulletins, church websites, or anywhere else to encourage Presbyterians to… Read more »

Advent Devotions 2011

Proclaiming the Good News of God’s Peace Once again, the Peacemaking Program is producing a booklet of collected daily devotions for the Season of Advent.  The devotions and accompanying prayers are brief and follow the daily lectionary readings.  We invite you to use this resource as individuals, households, or congregations to prepare for the coming… Read more »

The Peacemaking Offering

How the General Assembly Mission Council Is Using Its 50% Share of the Offering in 2011 It is projected that Presbyterians will contribute approximately $2,000,000 to the Peacemaking Offering in 2011 to support ministries that seek peace and work for justice across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  The General Assembly Mission Council (GAMC) receives 50 percent… Read more »

Prayer of Confession for World Communion Sunday

Don’t forget to receive the Peacemaking Offering this Sunday Merciful God, in your loving presence we confess our sins. God of the universe, we have not always acted in ways that enhance life for our communities, our world, or our environment. We have forgotten to honor the sacredness and grandeur of your creation. Our fears… Read more »

Prayer for World Communion Sunday

Use these liturgical resources in worship this Sunday, October 2 The following prayer is the opening prayer for worship provided with this year’s Peacemaking Offering resources for World Communion Sunday, October 2.    This and all of the worship resources can be downloaded.  O God of majesty, as we gather today to worship you, disquiet us… Read more »

Welcome to the 2011 International Peacemakers

Please pray for them as they begin their month of visits throughout the Presbyterian Church (USA). From left to right:  Mazen Asaqa (Iraq), Sunil Mankhin (Bangladesh), David Thomas (Mexico mission co-worker), Brenda Trinidad Espitia (Mexico), Karla Ann Koll (Guatemala mission co-worker), Marina Shishova (Russia), Juana Herlinda Yac Salanic (Guatemala), Emad Ramzy Philobbos (Egypt), Arda Aghazarian… Read more »

September 21 is International Day of Peace

Create a practical act of peace today The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is on Wednesday.  It is an opportunity ” for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.”   It is a day devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace within and among all… Read more »

Peacemaking Offering Worship Resources Available

Use these worship resources for World Communion Sunday, October 2 Worship resources are now available online for World Communion Sunday.  Please use these excellent resources as you plan worship.  The theme this year is “a harvest of justice is sown in peace,” from James 3: 18.  And don’t forget to participate in the Peacemaking Offering… Read more »

Peace and the Debt Ceiling

There can be no peace without justice   Religious leaders kneel in the Capitol Hill Rotunda to pray for a just and compassionate budget. —Photo by Matthew Dimick Presbyterians have been neither silent nor gone unnoticed this week as Congress has continued its struggle with the debt ceiling and the possibility of budget cuts to… Read more »