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Independence Day

[…] was withdrawn from the 1789 BCP. Propers for this day were published in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, but it was not a major feast. The 1979 BCP (p. 17), lists Independence […]

Canon
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Canon

[…] different meanings in the church. 1) The canon of scripture is the list of inspired books recognized by the church to constitute the Holy Scriptures. 2) Canons are the written […]

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Resources from Church Publishing

November 6, 2014

[…] tools and information: Resource of the Month: Creative Ideas for Children’s Worship: Year C by Sarah Lenton now completes the set of three books that correspond to all years of the Revised Common Lectionary. This series offers a session for every Sunday (plus Feast Days) for engaging children in creative ways with the Sunday Gospels. Cross-referenced with scripture readings, these ideas are perfect for children’s chapel, the classroom, or intergenerational gatherings. Each week includes prayers, the gospel reading of the day, scripts for presentations, games, activities, and downloadable (on CD) cartoons and illustrations to use. New formational resources coming from Church Publishing Inc. (CPI) this year: Embracing Spiritual Awakening with Diana Butler Bass (October), The Episcopal Christian Educator’s Handbook (November) Yearning: Authentic Transformation, Young Adults and the Church (November) The Painting Table (January) When the Bishop Comes (February) New Clothes: Putting On Christ and Finding Ourselves (March) Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Theologies of Confirmation for the 21st Century (May) Upcoming Conferences: ConNext Summit, October 13-16, Buffalo, MN Western Christian Educators’ Conference, October 14-17, Lake Tahoe, NV Tapestry (Forma), January 22-24, Alexandria, VA faith>>FORWARD, May 19-22, Nashville, TN Sign-up here to receive this informational newsletter.

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book titles

April 14, 2023

[…] quotation marks around book titles. Exceptions: the Bible and other holy books (Quran, Torah), the Book of Common Prayer, and reference publications, such as dictionaries, handbooks, and directories.  Capitalize all words except the […]

Sermons That Work
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Glory to God Whose Power…, Proper 12 (C) – 1998

July 26, 1998

[…] observed, persistence isn’t likely exist without a focus. The prayers and thanksgivings found in our Book of Common Prayer acknowledge God as the ultimate authority; they provide a focus and unify us as […]

Bible Studies That Work
Bible Study

Bible Study: Proper 12 (C) – 2019

July 28, 2019

[…] those who ask of God will indeed receive. A collect on page 394 of the Book of Common Prayer puts it this way: “Heavenly Father, you have promised to hear what we ask […]

Youth Ministries
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A Worldwide Church in Mission

November 6, 2014

[…] by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. ( Book of Common Prayer, p. 291) Through The Episcopal Church we are fed, restored, consoled and inspired. Through […]

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Bible Study

Bible Study: Easter 3 (B) – 2015

April 19, 2015

[…] enjoy pillow talk with God! This is one of the psalms appointed for Compline ( Book of Common Prayer, p. 127). Have you tried using Compline as a nightly prayer at home? How […]

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We Live in a Time…, Proper 17 (A) – 1999

August 29, 1999

[…] us in the way that led to the cross, his death, and resurrection. In our Book of Common Prayer, there is one prayer where we characterize Jesus’ action in this way: “who did […]

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Responding to Tragedy

November 6, 2014

[…] enough and strong enough and compassionate enough to handle whatever we have to offer.  Use The Book of Common Prayer, Call On Me, and Changes as prayer resources. And please feel free to join the cloud of witnesses […]

Bible Studies That Work
Bible Study

Bible Study: Epiphany 1 (B) – 2015

January 11, 2015

[…] liturgy seriously – and to make it uniform. Today these words form part of the Book of Common Prayer’s Morning Prayer service, as an invitatory sentence. The next interesting literary feature to note […]

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Bible Study

Bible Study: Proper 7 (A) – 2020

June 21, 2020

Genesis 21:8-21 Outside of the book of Genesis, the word “Abraham” appears in the Bible 142 times. Compare that with Sarah, which appears 24 times, and Hagar who only appears […]

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Gender Violence: 16 Days of Activism That Last the Entire Year

January 6, 2016

[…] on December 10th with International Human Rights Day (http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/). Having these two significant events as book-ends symbolizes the link between violence against women and human rights, stressing the fact that […]

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Bible Study

Bible Study: Proper 21 (B) – 2018

September 30, 2018

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 The book of Esther does not contain a direct mention of the name of God. Many have asked through the centuries why this is so, or […]

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