Seasonal Worship Resources

The special Sundays and liturgical seasons listed below are all highlighted in the RCA's Plan Calendar. Suggestions and resources to celebrate these days are being developed and can be found through the links below. 

Do you have further suggestions or an example of how any of these Sundays or seasons are observed in your church? Please let us know!

Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany

The following resources are available online to assist in the planning and development of programs for the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons: Advent Devotions:

Bible Sunday

Bible Sunday, celebrated on the Sunday before American Thanksgiving, was founded in 1915 by the American Bible Society.

Camp Sunday

Camp Sunday resources and links to the RCA's eight camps/conference centers.

Children's Day

Resources for celebrating Children's Day.

Day of Prayer for Crops and Industry

Resources and activities for the Day of Prayer for Crops and Industry, celebrated on the second Sunday of March.

Laity Sunday

Laity Sunday focuses on the celebration of the ministry of all Christians, especially those who aren't ministers of Word and sacrament. It offers a chance for members of all ages to pause and consider their own unique calling to ministry within the community of believers.

Lent, Easter, and Pentecost

The following resources are available to assist in your planning and celebration of Lent, Easter, and Pentecost:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month

Resources to assist in observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History month.

Mother's Day

Worship ideas and songs to help celebrate Mother's Day. 

Native American / Aboriginal Worship and Educational Resources

Resources to help you observe the richness of Native American/Aboriginal culture and heighten awareness of the concerns of indigenous people of the United States and Canada.

Resources for Peace with Justice Sunday

The RCA’s mission statement calls us as the body of Christ to radically follow Christ together in mission in this lost and broken world so loved by God.

Reformation Sunday Worship Resources

Get worship resources that commemorate the Protestant Reformation as well as Martin Luther, who nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517, the eve of All Saints' Day.

Rural Life Sunday

Rural Life Sunday, celebrated the second Sunday in May, honors the church's rural communities and also raises awareness of the challenges facing rural communities around the world. Churches that are not located in rural areas can connect with the growing focus on the health and economic benefits of the production and consumption of good local food, and thank God for those who produce the food we eat.

Stewardship Sunday

Worship ideas and resources to help observe Stewardship Sunday.

Women in Ministry Sunday

Women in Ministry Sunday, observed in May, is an opportunity to honor God's call to women to serve in various capacities in the church.

World Communion Sunday

World Communion Sunday, held annually on the first Sunday of October, is a celebration of the unity of the worldwide church through Christ. Christians in congregations around the world participate in the Lord's Supper.

World Community Day

World Community Day focuses on justice and peace around the world, and it is typically celebrated on the first Friday in November.

World Hunger Sunday

Several resources for observing World Hunger Sunday.