Posts Categorized: Worship

Changing the Conversation: Claiming Our Voice

On September 27 and 28, Hudson River Presbytery hosted a weekend of theology, advocacy and worship called “Changing the Conversation: Claiming Our Voice.” The weekend included three events, a conference on Saturday at Stony Point Center from 9:00-­‐3:30, a fundraising reception for the Office of Public Witness and Presbyterian Ministry at the UN that evening… Read more »

May God’s Holy Spirit fall afresh on the Korean Peninsula

 by Onaje Crawford Today, during the weekly chapel service at the Church Center for the United Nations, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, along with the Mennonite Central Committee UN Office, and the United Methodist Women, honored the international effort to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula with scripture, song, and prayer. Together we… Read more »

Prayer of Confession from Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day

God of grace and goodness, what we claim as our own, you create and give to us. What we would use for ourselves alone, you entrust to us for the blessing of all. Where we perceive scarcity, you provide enough for all. Where we grasp and hoard, you invite us to share. Where we privilege… Read more »

Peacemaking Travel Study Seminar in Northern Ireland: Reconciliation in the Celtic Context

Post by Rev. Carl Horton, Presbyterian Peacemaking Program staff member

On the first Sunday after Easter, our peacemakers set off in small groups to worship with 7 different congregations in the Belfast area.  Some went to the “leafy suburbs” to worship with congregations surrounding the city and mostly removed from the contexts of violence.  Others, went to congregations in the Shankill Road area, places highly impacted by the sectarian bombings and violence of their neighborhoods.   One congregation at the epicenter of the Troubles, still to this day locks its doors during the service with a posted sign in the narthex that reads:  “These doors to remain locked at all times.  Abductions have occurred from this church.”

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The Tragedy and Triumph of An Empty Stomach

… as my grandmother used to say there is always a BUT … Those words serve as a pivotal moment in a powerful sermon of hope preached by the Rev. Laetitia Wells at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church in New York on Sunday. Using Jesus’ familiar story of the prodigal son as her text, the Rev…. Read more »

Something about the stones

by Rochelle Rawls-Shaw Presbyterians from the United States and Aotearoa New Zealand prepared to lead this morning’s Ecumenical Women (EW)’s worship service at the 57th Session of the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) for over a month. As we met and got to know each other on conference calls, we shared our nicknames… Read more »

Advent/Christmas service from Bethlehem and Washingon

O Little Town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie;Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by. A Simultaneous Service fromWashington National CathedralandThe Evangelical Lutheran Christmas ChurchIn Bethlehem, Palestine Saturday, December 22, 201210:00 AM EST in Washington, DC5:00 PM in BethlehemJoin live on-line Wherever you are in the world, you are… Read more »

Prime ministers

Rocky Walker serves as the liaison between New York Theological Seminary where he is a student and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. In this role, he helps promote events happening in the faith-based NGO community at the UN to the seminary community.On November 15, 2012, Rocky led the morning prayers at the Church… Read more »