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Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities and led his continent into a new era,  died at age 95 in 2013.

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April 10, 2013

Greeting and Collect for a Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela

May we be found worthy of the deliverance you offer, as your servant, Nelson Mandela proved worthy in the long […]

Liturgy
December 11, 2013

My Encounters with Nelson Mandela

The father of our nation has passed away. We sit in silence. We sing hymns that speak words of comfort.  […]

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December 11, 2013

Nelson Mandela: A Great Moral Leader

Upper Room Books pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, the courageous and visionary leader who spent 27 years as a political prisoner, […]

Article
December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela and Advent

By Steve Goodier

Nelson Mandela died December 5, 2013, at age 95. It is fitting that we remember him during Advent.

Article
December 1, 2011

Liturgy of Remembrance—Nelson Mandela

We pray that the legacy of the Nelson Mandelas of our world     will inspire, challenge, guide […]

Liturgy
Worship
April 10, 2013

Greeting and Collect for a Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela

May we be found worthy of the deliverance you offer, as your servant, Nelson Mandela proved worthy in the long […]

Liturgy
November 14, 2011

Thank You, All-Wise God

By Safiyah Fosua

Thank you, All-Wise God, For allowing Nelson Mandela to linger among us for a time, - Long enough to be […]

Liturgy
Worship
November 14, 2011

God, We Thank You That There Has Been One in Our Midst

By Safiyah Fosua

God, we thank you that there has been one in our midst willing to suffer for a dream, willing to […]

Liturgy
Worship
November 14, 2011

Litany for Justice

By Dean McIntyre

You asked for my hands that you might use them for your purpose. I gave them for a moment, then […]

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Worship
November 14, 2011

Reflection on “God, With Joy We Look Around Us”

By Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

We hope and pray that there is less prejudice than there used to be -- that things are getting better-- […]

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General Music Articles
November 14, 2011

Prayers of the People

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

Into your hands, O God, into your hands we commend... All who hunger and thirst for freedom, for the oppressed […]

Liturgy
Worship
November 14, 2011

God, With Joy We Look Around Us

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette says of this hymn:"A seminary classmate, Richard Lanford, was serving as the pastor at St. Peter's […]

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