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Global Worship Resources

These worship resources were gathered for Glocal Church Sunday, January 6, 2019 to help congregations and worshiping communities of this church celebrate our connections and common mission in Christ’s global church.

The texts and prayers included below help bring to expression our understanding that we are united by the Spirit of God through the means of grace with our siblings in Christ throughout the world.

The resources below may be adapted for your local context. These prayers may be tied to specific people in global service with the ELCA. You can share real-life stories from the global church with updated resources HERE

Global Church Sunday Liturgy 

Healing of the Nations Litany (music)
Healing of the Nations (Leader's guide)

Immigrants Apostles' Creed

Thomas Mass from Peace Not Walls

You might also consider other ways to highlight our global connections in:

  • Preaching: Invite a speaker from our Global Church Speaker's Bureau
  • Art
  • Paraments, Vestments, Flowers
  • Offering: consider designating an offering to Global Mission, World Hunger, Peace Not Walls, RMS Border Emergency Fund or Seeds of Hope (Companion Synod Fund for Madagascar)
  • Bulletin insert: Be sure to include a Global Church Sunday bulletin insert highlighting facts about our church's global engagement in your bulletin. You can download it for free at www.elca.org/resources/globalchurch. Find them on the Global Church Sunday Tab!
  • Global Church Placemats for Coffee Hour or used as coloring pages for children
  • Videos during offering or adult forum from an ELCA Missionary