Posts Tagged “worship”

Sanctuary Sunday – rationale and resources

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Sanctuary Sunday – rationale and resources

Where does the idea of sanctuary come from? And why Sanctuary Sunday? The Bible contains the command to “love your neighbour as yourself.” Yet this commandment is stated only once in Hebrew Scriptures (Leviticus 19:18). On the other hand there is an oft-repeated requirement in Hebrew Scriptures to “love the stranger”. There is no other…

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Commemorating lives lost on the passage to Europe

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Commemorating lives lost on the passage to Europe

The Have No Fear conference is running in Lantern, Netherlands this week. Organised by WCC, CEC and CCME, the agenda includes a commemoration service that will be held in Keizersgracht Kerk in Amsterdam on Wednesday evening at 17:30. Over a thousand people lost their lives during May crossing water to seek refuge in Europe. So…

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Refugee worship resources – Church of Scotland

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Refugee worship resources – Church of Scotland

The Church of Scotland produce weekly worship resources: Starters for Sunday. A specific set of worship resources have been published in response to the refugee crisis. The pack includes Psalms, prayers, readings, teaching outlines and links to other online resources. One of the responsive prayers is reproduced here: Lord have mercy For those caught in…

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