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Worship and Devotional

Resources for PWRDF Sunday, World Food Day, World Refugee Day, Lent and Advent

A Covenant for Climate Justice

PWRDF Worship Resource 2020

This resource includes two service options: a Holy Eucharist and a Service of the Word. Use the services in whole or in part, ideally around themes of climate action and creation.


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Together on a Journey

PWRDF 60th Anniversary Resource
(2018-2019)

Developed for worship during our anniversary year, this resource includes a timeless Service of the Word and a Eucharist with PWRDF stories and prayers.

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Making a Difference

The Youth Council has created Making a Difference, a devotional to encourage young people across Canada to learn more about PWRDF through prayer and reflection and other activities.

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Lent Resources

2019

PWRDF’s Lenten resource, Our Lenten Journey through the Waters of Baptism, provides an opportunity to pray, act and give while deepening your understanding of the work of PWRDF and partners. Written by the Venerable Charlene Taylor of the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.

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2018

We are grateful to former Youth Council member Allie Colp for writing this year’s Lent Resource, which was enjoyed by more than 700 subscribers.

Download 2018 Lent Resource

Advent Resources

2019

Four specially selected writers and theologians connected the themes of Advent to PWRDF areas of work: Laurel Dystra, John Hannen, Marion Taylor and Mary Jo Leddy delve into the scriptural readings for Advent and connect them to the weekly theme of Advent, and the work of PWRDF.

Download a PDF of Hope, Peace, Joy & Love.

2018

The Reverend Robert Mitchell, parish priest of St. Olave’s, Swansea in the Diocese of Toronto, connects stories of courage and resilience exemplified by women in the Bible with stories of women in PWRDF programs. Each reflection includes a scripture reading, a reflection and prayer.

Download Advent 2018 Resource

2017

The Rev. Shawn Sanford Beck created the 2017 Advent Reflection for PWRDF.

Download 2017 Advent Resource

World Food Day (October 16) with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank

2019

This 2019 World Food Day resource, prepared by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank with PWRDF, includes resources to pray, give and advocate for an end to global hunger. Perfect for use on the Sunday following Thanksgiving in Canada, or any time! Prayers, songs, litanies, stories, and other features including a children’s activity are all focused on the theme of women’s empowerment and support for all people around the world who do not get enough to eat.

Download 2019 World Food Day worship resource

2018

PWRDF offers a Eucharist setting to help you celebrate World Food Day and to reflect on the importance of food security. PWRDF has partnered with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to present Open Hands, a resource that can be used for World Food Day or any time.

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2017

PWRDF has partnered with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to present Room at the Table, a resource that can be used for World Food Day or any time.

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World Refugee Day (June 20)

“Welcoming the Stranger” is designed to help groups “pray, give, learn, and advocate on conflict, migration, refugees and food security.” 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.

Download World Refugee Day (June 20) Worship Resource

If you have any questions about these worship resources, please contact Suzanne Rumsey, Public Engagement Program Coordinator.