Posts Tagged: hymn

The UN turns 70

On October 24, the United Nations turns 70. United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the ratification of the UN Charter that occurred in 1945.  The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has long supported the work of the United Nations. The 220th General Assembly (2012) voted to “Affirm the church’s historic support for the United Nations as an instrument of… Read more »

A new hymn to support relief efforts in the Horn of Africa

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has written a new hymn that to support the churches’ famine relief efforts in the Horn of Africa. O God, You Love the Needy includes references in it to the lectionary texts for Sunday, August 28. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs provides information concerning the situation in the… Read more »

New hymn on the roles of prophets

Hymnwriter Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has written a new hymn – A Prophet Has a Lonely Task based on the gospel lectionary reading (Matthew 10:40-42) for Sunday, June 26. Check out the hymn. If you would like to use the hymn, contact Carolyn and Bruce Gillette for permission and to get a copy of the hymn… Read more »

Lord, What a Parade! – new hymn for Palm Sunday

Lord, What a Parade! LYONS (“O Worship the King, All Glorious Above”) Lord, what a parade! The crowd quickly grew; What noise they all made in welcoming you. “Hosanna!” they shouted. “It’s David’s own son! Hosanna! Come save us!…

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Advent Devotion – December 11, 2010

Scripture – Matthew 24:1–14 Now We Wait Again Tune: Picardy Now we wait again, O Jesus, For your coming in our day; We are weary with our anguish, Unto you we humbly pray: Let your healing touch our sorrows, Lead…

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A hymn for Haiti

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has written a hymn reflecting on the earthquake in Haiti: In Haiti There is Anguish [pdf] The hymn concludes with a call to respond: “And may we see, in others’ pain, the cross we’re called to bear;…

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Hymn lamenting gun violence

As we reflect on incidents of gun violence in Fort Hood and Orlando and in places that did not make the national news, “God of Mercy, You Have Shown Us” is a hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette that can be…

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Worship resources for United Nations Day

October 24 is United Nations Day. The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian United Nations Office offer worship materials for use on Sunday, October 25 or another time. Download O God Who Formed Creation [PDF], a hymn by the Rev….

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A million minutes for peace

Can you give a minute to pray for peace? On September 21, the International Day of Peace, we are invited to pause for a minute at 12:00 noon ET and pray in our own way for peace. If that time…

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God of Mercy You Have Shown Us

“God of mercy, you have shown us ways of living that are good: ‘Work for justice, treasure kindness, humbly journey with the Lord.'” So begins a new hymn lamenting gun violence written by the Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. The hymn…

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