Worship and reflection resources

Scroll down for liturgies, reflections/ sermons, songs, and other resources. Resources here can be used freely in your worship service or community, as long as you seek permission to use any of material noted as copyrighted. Where material is open for reprint, please make sure you include the name of the writers.

Affirming celebration, McClure United Church, Saskatoon. Cards about love created by the Church School.

Affirming celebration, McClure United Church, Saskatoon. Cards about love created by the Church School.

Liturgies

Worship services honouring the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia:

May 17, 2017: Original liturgy and sermon notes by Ruth Wood, commissioned by Affirm United/ S’affirmer Ensemble and The United Church of Canada. Liturgy-Speaking-our-truth-IDAHOT 2017-by Ruth Wood (PDF)

May 17, 2011:

Saskatchewan Conference Affirming Ministry Sunday worship resources. Each year Saskatchewan Conference declares one Sunday in Lent – or May Affirming Ministries Sunday. Follow this link to resources created by the SK Conference Affirming Ministries Committee for Saskatchewan Conference.

A prayer for Pride 2017

Advent 2007 worship resource – a beautiful Advent worship resource, written by Rev. Dr. Sally Harris. The resource includes scripture commentary, worship outlines with responsive readings and prayers. You can see it all at the Welcoming Resources website: www.welcomingresources.org/advent.htm

Reflections and sermons

Sermon notes on Reconciliation/ 2 Corinthians 5 : Rt Rev Jordan Cantwell, Moderator, United Church of Canada. Preached at AUSE’s 2016 annual conference, closing worship. Sermon outline for 2 Corinthians 5-Moderator-AUSE Conference closing worship July 2016

Mad Trans Love: Rev Cindy Bourgeois, offered at St Andrew’s College, Saskatoon/ Treaty Six Territory, March 2015. Used with permission. Mad Trans Love sermon-Cindy Bourgeois (PDF)

Sodom and Gomorrah: Rev. Dr. Kate Crawford, Huron Shores pastoral charge, 2015. Sodom and Gomorrah sermon-Rev Dr Kate Crawford-Nov 2015

Fences: Reflection shared by Rev. Bain Milroy at Peterborough Presbytery, February 3, 2010 – reprinted with permission. Click here to open a PDF of this reflection

On Rocking the Boat: Reflection shared by Kathleen Sorenson
Click here to open pdf of this reflection

Resources

Day of Pink: The International Day of Pink is a a day where communities across the country and across the world unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobic, transphobic and all other forms of bullying. Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink to remember that positive actions make a difference and that the change starts with each one of us. Click here to open pdf file of Day of Pink Bulletin Insert (with prayer), created by the Mission, Outreach and Right Relations Enthusiasts, Shining Waters Presbytery, Bay of Quinte Conference

Theme song – Never Doubt – written by Gordon Miller for the 2007 Conference
(Lyrics, Melody and Chord Chart in Key of G)