Worship & Bulletin Inserts

PWRDF has created these worship resources to enhance your church programs and services.

pwrdf_web_banner_image_woman_childVoices of Hope
Each month PWRDF publishes a new, brief story showing the impact of your donations and how you are able to help change lives of people and communities around the world through PWRDF. Download and share with your church.

RS15764_south-sudan-2017-jeffrey-C3615-scr (1)Famine Relief appeal with 1:1 match

On May 29, the federal government announced a Famine Relief fund that will match 1:1 donations to Canadian NGOs made between March 17 and June 30, 2017. Download a PDF or a Word document of the bulletin insert to share with your Parish.

5 Reasons to Support PWRDF
Looking for a way to promote PWRDF in your parish with one simple insert? This half-page flyer is already set for two inserts per page, easy to print and cut.

nepal_2016_jeffrey_307077-web-sizeEmergency Bulletin Inserts
When major disasters happen, PWRDF prepares bulletin inserts for parishes to use to encourage Anglicans to pray and to donate to the relief efforts. Download our March 2017 emergency response insert for East Africa as a PDF or Word document here.

SaBishop Griselda Delgado Del Carpio of Cuba preaching at St. Peter's Erindalemple Sermons

These sample sermons can be used “as is” or can serve as inspiration for linking the good news stories of PWRDF with the Good News we present in sermons and homilies.  Our first  sermon was used on World Food Day 2015. This sermon was preached on World Food Day 2016  SEEDS Sermon Notes

Alison Longson, Diocesan representative in Calgary, preached this sermon  using a slide show to illustrate the stories she shared.

Suzanne Rumsey, our Public Engagement Program Coordinator, preached this  sermon on refugees.

You can listen to Simon Chambers’ (PWRDF’s Communications Coordinator) sermon on June 5, 2016)  here .

feature-image-AIDSWorld AIDS Day resources

December 1 is World AIDS Day each year.  PWRDF has created worship and other resources for you to use on the Sunday closest to December 1, or whenever is appropriate in the worship life of your community.

Mozambiquan girl offering a bundle of beans. Photo: Simon ChambersWorld Food Day worship resources

October 16 is World Food Day.  PWRDF offers a Eucharist setting to help you celebrate World Food Day and to reflect on the importance of food security.  This year we partnered with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to present this worship resource that can be used for WFD or any time.  You can also download the  2014 or 2015 or  2016 orders of service.

a person walking an outdoor labyrinthThe Weekly Prayer Cycle

PWRDF prepared 55 weeks of reflections and prayers based on the readings for Year A and Advent of Year B.  These reflections can be used in individual prayer and meditation, or with a Bible study or other group.

Welcoming the stranger imageCanadian Foodgrains Bank Worship Resource

PWRDF has partnered with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to co-brand CFGB’s new worship resource, “Welcoming the Stranger.”  The resource is designed to help gropus “pray, give, learn, and advocate on conflict, migration, refugees and food security.”  While designed to mark World Refugee Day on June 20, the resource can be used in part or in whole at any other time of the year.  The “Give” section of the resource features PWRDF’s food assistance work in South Sudan.  The resource is available for download in both a  full colour  and a black and white (text only) black and white (text only) format.

If you have any questions about this resource, please contact Suzanne Rumsey, Public Engagement Program Coordinator.