Posts Categorized: Worship

Globally conscious worship

How do we respectfully bring the peoples and the cares of the world into our worship experience? Theresa Eungyong Cho and I led a workshop on 16 October at McCormick Theological Seminary‘s McCormick Days that explored that topic. A wealth of liturgical resources exist that can be used in designing and leading such worship. The… Read more »

The Stories of our Lives

Rochelle Rawls-Shaw preached this sermon on Sunday, September 2 at the First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone. A student at San Francisco Theological Seminary, Rochelle is doing an academic year internship with the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. Matthew 16:13 – 17When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who… Read more »

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 »

World Week of Prayer for Peace in Palestine and Israel 2012

28 May – 3 June 2012Pray, educate, and advocate for justice The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) of the World Council of Churches invites member churches, faith-based communities, and civil society organizations to join together in 2012 for a week of advocacy and action in support of an end to the illegal occupation of Palestine… Read more »

All children of God

On Sunday, March 4, Marsha Landrith, Presbyterian participant in the Commission on the Status of Women, preached at St. James Presbyterian Church in Harlem. The sermon focused on Mark 8:28-38. Jesus and his disciples are on a journey on foot that will eventually land them in Jerusalem for what we know as Palm Sunday. Marsha… Read more »

Christ the Living Water

During the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, participants made connections women from around the world. Participants also made connections with the Presbytery of New York City. On Sunday, several participants preached in congregations of the presbytery. Emily Denon, student at Vanderbilt Divinity School, preached at Glen Morris Presbyterian Church. Her… Read more »

Voices, promises, covenant

During the Commission on the Status of Women, Presbyterian participants made connections with area Presbyterians in several ways. A number of the participants came from the New York City area. The parallel event partnered with the Poverty Initiative from Union Theological Seminary. Participants attended the World Day of Prayer service at Glen Morris Presbyerian Church…. Read more »

Who do you say that I am?

The Commission on the Status of Women enters its second week today. The Commission continues to meet and work on its task of making recommendations related to “the empowerment of women living in rural areas and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges” (Presbyterian revised version of the Commission’s theme). Presbyterians… Read more »


Reconciliation demands justice. Justice demands repentance. Repentance demands restitution. Restitution demands mercy. From the reflection by Irma Rodriguez-Leon during the Ecumenical Women worship service led this morning by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran World Federation.

Closing song from Monday morning worship

Ecumenical Women’s worship this morning was led by the Lutheran World Federation and the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Here’s a clip from the closing song.