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Worship Service for World AIDS Day 2010

Introduction World AIDS Day 2010 continues the focus on Universal Access and human rights begun in 2009. As Christians, World AIDS Day provides us with precious moments to reflect on HIV and our belief that all people are created in God’s image. While we work to promote and protect the human rights of people living with or affected by HIV, or those who are vulnerable to infection, we must also recognize and take action on the spiritual dimension that calls us to work for justice and treat all as our sisters and brothers. This year’s worship service focuses specifically upon…

Hymn for Black Friday, By David Gambrell

Hymn for Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving, the first day of Christmas shopping) to the tune Mendelssohn (“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”) (1) Early on a Friday morn, anxious drivers blow their horns. Swiftly to the mall they race, praying for a parking place. Humming carols of the season, spending with no rhyme or reason. Checking, savings overdrawn, all before the light of dawn. Save a dollar! Save a dime! Happy, happy shopping-time! (2) Bargain hunters stalk their prey all across the U.S.A. Checkout lines around the block, just like back at Plymouth Rock. Stuffed with turkey, pie, and…

Bilingual Great Thanksgiving in Spanish, Korean and English

Bilingual Great Thanksgiving for World Communion Sunday Acción de Gracias Bilingüe por El Domingo de Comunión Mundial J. David Roberts The Lord be with you. And also with you. / Y también contigo. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord. / Los elevamos al Señor. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise. / Es digno y justo darle gracias y alabarle. Picture: http://hopeforthenations.wordpress.com/2009/06/09/426/children-praying/