Tsunami & Earthquake
in Japan

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan as they work to recover from the effects and tremendous losses suffered after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

GIA Publications humbly offers suggestions to those wishing to offer support and solidarity—both materially and spiritually. It is our hope that you will find this information helpful in planning your community's worship service to acknowledge the tragedy that has befallen our sisters and brothers.

(In Japan the cherry blossom represents the ephemeral nature of life.)

 



Free Downloadable Resources


The complimentary resources below are available for use during the month of March, 2011 for worship services dedicated in memory of those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.


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"May the Peace of Christ be with You" – MP3 / Reprint / Full Octavo



List of Hymns and Songs

 

"May the Peace of Christ Be with You / Ki Ri Su To No"  –  CG #129
"Bambelela/Never Give Up"  –  GC2 #651
“Dawn and the Light of Sunrise / Hana no akebo no” STB #54
"Go Make a Difference"  –  GC2 #664
“Here, O Lord, Your Servants Meet / Sekai no tomo to te o tsunagi” STB #242
"Hope of the World"  –  W3 #565
"In Times like These"  –  AAHH #309 / LMGM #274
"Jesus Lead the Way"  –  GC #642 / RS #755 / W3 #611
"O God, Our Help in Ages Past  –  AAHH #170 / GC #614 / GC2 # 588 / LMGM #230 / RS #735 / W #579
"O God, Why Are You Silent?"  –  GC2 #570
“Plodding on with Weary Footsteps / Yukedomo, yukedomo, tada sunahara” STB #207
“Send Your Word, O Lord / Mikotoba o kudasai” STB #218
"The Cloud's Veil"  –  GC2 #619
"The Lord Is Near"  –  GC #609
"The Lord Is My Light"  –  AAHH #160 / GC #605 / LMGM #132 / OCWPIS #60 / RS #732
"The Lord Will Heal the Broken Heart"  –  GC2 #621
"There Is a Balm in Gilead"  –  AAHH #524 / GC #648 / GC2 #617 / LMGM #157 / RS #764 / W3 #608
"Think of His Goodness to You"  –  LMGM #239
"We Are Called"  –  GC #718 / GC2 #710 / RS #820
"We Await with Wakeful Care"  –  GC2 #571
“Why Have You Forsaken Me? (music: SHIMPI; Taihei Sato, Japan) STB #189
"You Are All We Have"  –  GC #505 / GC2 #508
"You Are Mine"  –  GC #649 / GC2 #627 / OCWPIS #66 / RS #762

 

Hymnal Abbreviations:
AAHH – African American Heritage Hymnal       GC – Gather Comprehensive       GC2 – Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition      
LMGM – Lead Me, Guide Me       OCWPIS – Oramos cantando/We Pray in Song       RS – RitualSong      W3 – Worship, Third Edition       CG – Cross Generation      STB – Sound the Bamboo

 




Religiously Affiliated Relief Agencies

 

 

Action by Churches Together
http://www.act-intl.org

Adventist Community Services
http://www.adra.org

Baptist World Alliance
http://www.bwanet.org/bwaid

Catholic Charities USA
http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org

Catholic Relief Services
http://crs.org

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
http://www.crwrc.org

Church World Services
http://www.churchworldservice.org

Episcopal Relief and Development
http://er-d.org

International Orthodox Christian Charities
http://www.iocc.org

Islamic Relief USA
http://irw.org

Jesuit Relief Service
http://jrsusa.org

The Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod
http://www.lcms.org

Lutheran World Relief
http://www.lwr.org/giving/

Mennonite Disaster Service
http://www.mds.mennonite.net

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
https://www.jdc.org/donation/donate.aspx

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
http://www.pcusa.org/pda

United Methodist Relief
http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
http://www.uusc.org