Posts Categorized: Worship

Those who cannot keep from singing

I give thanks today for those who cannot keep from singing. Song sustains us, guides us.Song expresses our deepest fears and our most profound hopes.Song challenges the powers and proclaims an alternative vision.Song leads us into living that alternative. The January Term Doctor of Ministry class meeting at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations… Read more »

Sharing hopes

Each Thursday, the community gathers for worship at the Church Center for the United Nations. Different groups take turns leading in proclamation and prayer. On Thursday, December 14, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations had the privilege to provide leadership. The service focused on inviting participants to share their hopes for the world during… Read more »

Worship in Bethlehem – Saturday, December 17

From the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land: This Saturday, December 17, 2011, you are invited to join with worshippers in Bethlehem, Washington, D.C., and around the world for the fifth annual joint simulcast Christmas service. 

Prayers, readings, and hymns alternate between Washington, D.C., and Palestine via the Internet, drawing together people of… Read more »

A prayer for UNICEF on United Nations Day

Here is a prayer for United Nations Day – October 24. Since that comes just one week before Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, this prayer lifts up UNICEF‘s important work caring for the world’s children. God of the days and months and years of our lives, we give thanks for the community of nations that is embodied… Read more »

A prayer for those who serve in the United Nations system

Redeemer and Reconciler, We give thanks for the work of the United Nations and for our sisters and brothers whom you have called to serve within that system. We are thankful that you call women and men from every land. We honor their work, their gifts, and their sacrifice. We pray for those who have… Read more »

United Nations Day – October 24

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has long supported the United Nations and its work. The anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter on October 24, 1945 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. It has traditionally been marked throughout the world by meetings, discussions and exhibits on the achievements and… Read more »

A Prayer for Peace in Our Time

Here is a prayer for United Nations Day, October 24, from one of the resources of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. O God, Our Father, O God, Our Mother: we pray for all your children on earth, of every nation and…

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25 September 2011 Worship

I had the privilege of preaching today at United Presbyterian Church of Ozone Park. A great morning! Since the International Day of Peace was last Wednesday, I used the Rev. Bridgett Green’s prayer for that day.

Remembering September 11

  Ryan Smith- Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Christine Mangale- Lutheran World Federation, Joseph Donnelly- Caritas Internationalis. Photo By Alisha Rodriguez On Friday, the President of the United Nations General Assembly welcomed distinguished guests from around the world to commemorate the attacks of September 11, 2001.  Joining the President of the General Assembly were the Deputy Secretary… Read more »

Ribbons of Hope at worship this morning

Each Thursday morning we gather for worship at the Church Center for the United Nations. Different ministries take a turn leading the service. This morning brought the turn of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. We focused on the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001. We did so to allow participants to create prayer… Read more »