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The church lives to praise God. We have no higher calling than to offer the worship that belongs to God day by day, Sunday by Sunday. Through the preaching of the Word and the celebration of the Sacraments, in praise, prayer, teaching and fellowship, God sustains the life of the church.
(Living Faith, 7.3.1–7.3.2)

Lectionary Resources

Sunday Worship Planners for 2017

For weekly online reflections on lectionary texts from an evangelism perspective, visit EvangeLectionary.

Image of arrow pointing down2017 Holiday, Church and Special Dates

Special & Seasonal Resources

Featured Resources

Image of arrow pointing downCommunion Liturgy

This communion liturgy was created to honour the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women, but is appropriate for all communion services.

Image of arrow pointing downPrayer for Canada
Image of arrow pointing downCreating a Church Prayer Garden
Image of arrow pointing downChurch Spring Cleaning

500 Years of Reformation Worship Service

Prepared by ecumenical representatives from both The Presbyterian Church in Canada and The Christian Reformed Church of North America, the theme of the worship service is the “Five Solas,” the Reformation’s main emphases. Two children’s Sunday stories are also available, as well as reflections on each the five sola themes.

Image of arrow pointing down500 Years of Reformation Worship Service
Image of arrow pointing downFive Solas Reflections
Image of arrow pointing downChildren's Reformation Sunday Story A
Image of arrow pointing downChilden's Reformation Sunday Story B

Image of arrow pointing downInternational Women’s Day Communion Liturgy
Image of arrow pointing downPrayer as Church Discerns Matter of Sexuality
Ecumenical Prayers
Image of arrow pointing downPrayer at a Time of Violence
Image of arrow pointing downPrayers For the Dying
Prayer in Times of Election
Prayers in Times of Disaster
Prayer for An Inclusive Church
Prayer for Those Who Are Unemployed
Prayer for Teachers in the Church
Prayers for Times of War
Image of arrow pointing downPrayer for Refugees

Advent

Harvest

Lent/Easter

Pentecost

Remembrance Day

World Communion Sunday

Other

Image of arrow pointing downA Time for Hope Worship Resource
Image of arrow pointing downA Time for Hope Accompanying Images (PowerPoint Slides) for TRC Sermon
Image of arrow pointing downWe Are One in the Spirit
Image of arrow pointing downHealing and Reconciliation Liturgical Kit (2007)
Image of arrow pointing downHealing and Reconciliation Sermons for Study and Worship

The Sacrament of Baptism

Image of arrow pointing downIntroduction to the Sacrament of Baptism
Image of arrow pointing downBaptism Section 7.6 in Living Faith
Outline to a Service of Baptism
Image of arrow pointing downThe Sacrament of Baptism
Presbyterians Sharing
PWS&D
Committee on History
Justice Ministries

Worship Education Resources

Image of arrow pointing downA Catechism for Today
Sacraments – Communion: A Feast of Grace
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Baptism: A Sign of Promise
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Image of arrow pointing downDedication of Gifts to the Church
Worship in Long-Term Care Settings
Image of arrow pointing downHow to Pray in Your Own Way - Leader's Guide
Image of arrow pointing downHow to Pray in Your Own Way - Participant's Workbook
Image of arrow pointing downTo Preach the Good News: A Handbook about Preaching for Presbyterians in Canada

Commissioning

Commissioning Church Educators
Image of arrow pointing downA Litany for the Commissioning of a Search Committee

Worship Life Administration Tools

Sunday Worship Bulletin Cover

All bulletin covers are FREE OF CHARGE for orders placed before June 1, 2017.  (Shipping fee only.)

Special occasion bulletins are also available for baptisms, ordinations and funerals.

View all Worship bulletin covers

Worship and Liturgy Fund
Complete Application

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Certificates

Download certificates to fill in fields and print, or print blank. Order blank print colour copies on hard stock paper online (under “Worship”) or by contacting Parasource Distribution at 1-800-263-2664. Printed certificates cost $5.75 per five copies.

Image of arrow pointing downRecord of Marriage Certificate – Fillable fields
Image of arrow pointing downAffirmation Certificate – Fillable fields
Image of arrow pointing downBaptism Certificate – Fillable fields

Image of arrow pointing downCertificate of Membership Transfer – Fillable fields
Image of arrow pointing downVolunteer Recognition Certificate

Hymn Resources

Electronic Version of Hymnal
Hymns from the Book of Praise - Public Domain
A Service of Ordination - Hymn Suggestions

Additional Resources

The Legality of Copying the Book of Praise
Image of arrow pointing downRadical Hospitality (sermon) by Art Van Seters
Preaching Spirituality
Telling Time in the Church Year

Stewardship

Stewardship Moments

Use these stewardship quotes to get people in your congregation thinking about how they can use the gifts God has given them—time, talent, and treasure—to participate in God’s mission.

  • Image of arrow pointing downStewardship Moments: January 2016 - December 2016
  • Image of arrow pointing downStewardship Moments: January 2017 - December 2017

Reading the bible

Prayer Partnership

Prayer Partnerships are daily prayers highlighting prayer concerns from the ministries of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Use this resource to join in prayer with people across the country. To submit a prayer of under 25 words, please contact the Communications Office.

Image of arrow pointing downPrayer Partnership June to September 2017
Image of arrow pointing downPrayer Partnerships June to September 2017 - Text Only
Image of arrow pointing downPrayer Partnership February to May 2017
Image of arrow pointing downPrayer Partnership February to May 2017 - Text Only

Presbyterians Sharing

View the Presbyterians Sharing print resources

Photos and Videos

Need photos or videos for projection during worship services or presentations? Photos can be downloaded for insertion into weekly bulletins and videos can linked to on church websites.

Visit the Presbyterians Sharing photo page or video page

Mission Moments

Mission Moments

Mission Moments is a new resource that combines Mission Capsules with PWS&D Bulletin Bits. Each Mission Moment highlights the mission and ministry that we are doing together in Canada and around the world through Presbyterians Sharing and Presbyterian World Service & Development. Together, we are making a difference!

View/Download the most recent Mission Moments

Mission Moments / Stewardship Moments

Stewardship Office
1-800-619-7301 ext. 267

Worship Planners

Canadian Ministries
1-800-619-7301 ext. 290

Prayer Partnerships

Communications
1-800-619-7301 ext. 243