Prayer & Devotions

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United Reformed Church Daily Devotions

The Devotions are written by a team of over 90 people from a range of perspectives and places within the URC.

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United Reformed Church Daily Devotions

General Assembly Moderator’s Prayers

Our General Assembly Moderators host two prayer pages on their blog

General Assembly Moderator’s Prayer Needs

This is the United Reformed Church’s exciting focus on lifelong Christian discipleship and mission and moves beyond a set of programmes into the world where each step we take is accompanied by Jesus, eventually bringing about an emerging culture change in the Church and society. As you engage in Walking the Way we hope that your own understanding of what being a Christian disciple deepens.

Walking the way resources

Same Sex Wedding Liturgies

For anyone looking for help or inspiration when it comes to same sex wedding liturgies; the following ministers have offered to provide help:

Rev’d Fiona Bennett: minister.auc@googlemail.com

Rev’d John Bremner: john.bremner2@tiscali.co.uk

Rev’d Alan McGougan: minister@fifetaysideurc.plus.com

Rev’d Judith Tatton-Schiff: jaketattonurc@gmail.com

Other resources are also available, including:

“Courage to Love: An anthology of inclusive worship material”

Compiled by Geoffrey Duncan

Published 2002 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd

http://www.urc.org.uk/marriage-of-same-sex-couples.html

http://www.integrityusa.org/blessings-resources

http://www.gayweddingvalues.com/weddingnondenominational.html

http://www.ceremoniesoftheheart.net/sampleCeremonies_samesex.html

20Docs/2013-10-7_I_will_bless_you_and_you_wil_be_a_blessing_DioCal.pdf

Please note, when following any website, it is important to remember the differences in marriage law between England & Wales and Scotland.

Other prayer and worship resources are available from the United Reformed Church online shop and many of our partners

Other Worship and Prayer Resources

Prayer Cycle for Churches in Synod

Please include the congregation and all involved with the Churches in your prayers

Newburgh is a ‘Lang Toon’ with a church at each end and that poses difficulties and opportunities for the URC Church which is currently planning a major refurbishment. What if these two congregations, of equal numbers, were to begin thinking about some form of ecumenical cooperation, should the URC carry on planning to raise and spend a very considerable sum of money on its refurbishment? Delay to let something happen eventually, means rising costs for the internal work being considered.

Lord God, even as we praise your Holy name, we wonder how often you have rescued your people from the horns of dilemmas, for dilemma is what your people of Newburgh URC are facing as they seek to further your mission in their community. God, guide us, we pray, and give us wisdom to discern where your Spirit is leading us. Amen.

Dear Lord,

We bring to you the Churches in the Synod of Scotland
Churches that feel they can no longer continue to sustain a congregation have decided to close
Churches who are looking to their future vision with new development potentials
Churches who are at a crossroad in their faith journey as they wrestle with decisions
Bless them all and give them the courage to better Your Kingdom

Amen