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The Good Book Club: resources now available

December 14, 2017

[…] the story of Jesus” while “the Acts of the Apostles tells the story of those who followed in the footsteps of Jesus.” Resources The many resources, including daily readings, are available here. Spanish resources and information are available here.  The Get Involved tab is dedicated to ways for people to get started. The toolkit […]

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We Have So Many Ways…, Proper 6 (A) – 2002

June 16, 2002

[…] encounter. Evangelism happens because the “evangel” is Good News indeed! And as we do the will of the one who sends us out, our own lives become daily more filled with the love and grace of our Savior. Freely we have been given, not deserving. Freely and with compassion we are called to give. […]

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Presiding Bishop’s Message for Easter 2008

March 11, 2008

Your Easter celebration undoubtedly has included lots of physical signs of new life — eggs, flowers, new green growth. As the Easter season continues, consider how your daily living can be an act of greater life for other creatures. How can you enact the new life we know in Jesus the Christ? In other […]

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The Scene in Matthew, Proper 20 (A) – 2008

September 21, 2008

[…] to be hired, waiting to earn a day’s wage – which in those days was just enough to feed one’s family. The issue then is one of daily bread. Just like manna in the Exodus narrative. Just as in the prayer Jesus gives us when we ask him how we should pray. To be […]

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This Is the Time of Year…, Proper 20 (C) – 2001

September 23, 2001

[…] to join with others, and children were especially encouraged to participate. It was a year when everyone learned something more about praying, the connection of prayer to daily life and work. Learning about prayer deepens our relationship with God and lays a foundation for our response to God in giving from what God has […]

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Charity, Ash Wednesday – 2020

February 26, 2020

[…] At the bottom of the list is giving begrudgingly, followed by giving less than you should, but cheerfully. Awareness of this spiritual distinction has practical application for daily giving. Rather than cheerfully putting our eleven or thirty-seven or sixty-three cents change in the tip jar on the coffee shop counter, perhaps you will find […]

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The Scene in Today’s Reading…, Proper 20 (A) – 2011

September 18, 2011

[…] to be hired. Waiting to earn a day’s wage – which in those days was just enough to feed one’s family. The issue, then, is one of daily bread. Just like manna in the Exodus narrative. Just as in the prayer Jesus gives us when we ask him how we should pray. “Give us […]

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Lenten Resources

November 6, 2014

[…] the 2014 Lenten Meditations guide. Available in English and Spanish, this year’s devotional focuses on creating economic opportunities and strengthening communities, with a particular focus on empowering women. The daily readings are co-authored by a group of leaders from across the Anglican Communion, who bring a range of perspectives as they reflect on Scripture and other […]

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At This Particular Time, Lent 3 (C) – 1998

March 15, 1998

[…] to grow and to become fruitful. Now, 20 centuries later, we hear the same story, even though we live in a very different world. Our world has daily, random death and violence. The statistics of drug abuse, teenage suicide, and childhood violence are higher than the number of children who attend church school every […]

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EPPN LENTEN SERIES: Care of Creation, Evangelism, and Reconciliation

March 1, 2017

[…] our commitment to worship, and to read and to meditate on God’s holy Word. For many, it is a time of turning inward, of devotion, and individual daily practices that serve to ready the spirit. Indeed, we are all called to renew our repentance and our faith.  We ask for this renewal when we […]

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Coming soon: Episcopal Church digital invitation kits for Back-2-School and Back to Ministry

June 20, 2019

[…] reason that Way of Love is a great fit for celebrations such as Back-2-School and Back to Ministry. These events remind us that following Jesus is a daily practice, rooted in each person’s unique story.” In addition to the back-2-school, ministry fair, and previously-released Easter Digital Invitation Kits, similar resources are planned for the […]

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Creative Ways to Engage Teenagers in the Lenten Experience

November 6, 2014

[…] the messages they give. Most recently we have borrowed an idea from the youth at St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas. In Advent they published daily photos on Instagram that included simple words of inspiration. Teens are “digital natives” and this includes digital cameras. My teens love taking photos and we have […]

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Next up for the Good Book Club – Romans during Epiphany

June 12, 2018

[…] deepened their spiritual lives. And they asked to do it again, with another Good Book Club!”   Using their own Bible, online Bible studies, podcasts, video series, daily devotionals, in-person studies, and other resources from over 20 partner organizations, resources were widely accessible in print and digital formats, with social media sharing the wide […]

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Repentance and Reconciliation, Lent 4 (C) – March 27, 2022

March 27, 2022

[…] the people to Israel, and at Gilgal they celebrate. Instead of living manna to manna, paycheck to paycheck, hopeful and trusting that food would emerge temporarily and daily from the earth as they had in the desert, the nation of Israel now feasts on the produce of the land. They eat the crops of […]

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ONE Episcopalian: You are Invited to a Conference Call with Roger Thurow

June 3, 2013

[…] unshakeable faith. Roger Thurow, journalist, author, and advocate, spent a year living with these smallholder farmers in rural Kenya, documenting both the challenges and successes of their daily lives. Whether you are a dedicated Faith@ONE volunteer, or just learning about the absurdity of extreme poverty, we’d like to thank you with the chance to […]

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Remember, Ash Wednesday – 2006

March 01, 2006

[…] At our baptism, priest or minister anointed us with oil in the sign of the cross, and we were “marked as Christ’s own for ever.” In our daily prayers we cross ourselves in the name of the Trinity. And as we approach the altar table on Sunday morning to receive the communion elements, the […]

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Lenten Resources for Adult Education Ministries

November 6, 2014

From Episcopal Relief & Development: Lenten Meditation guide (in English and Spanish) helps us focus on alleviating hunger worldwide while preparing ourselves for spiritual healing. The daily readings are co-authored by a group of leaders from across the Episcopal Church, who bring a range of perspectives as they reflect on Scripture and other sources of spiritual […]

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Peace in Liminal Spaces, Pentecost 19 (A) – October 11, 2020

October 11, 2020

[…] and we are waiting for our lives to return to some semblance of normalcy. Life in pandemic is truly liminal. Liminal spaces have a way of overturning the daily rhythms and practices that give our lives an element of cohesion, manageability, and meaning. They upend those rituals in life that bring us comfort. Yet, while […]

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Look for Jesus, Last Sunday in Epiphany (A) – February 23, 2020

February 23, 2020

[…] spent looking for Jesus at all times, and in all the ordinary places. Our tradition gives us plenty of ways to look for Jesus. A couple of daily doses of prayer should do the trick. Reading the Bible helps. Saying “I love you” is a good start. Talking to God out loud is also […]

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Lenten Devotional Focuses on Hunger, Healing

November 6, 2014

[…] Development’s tenth annual Lenten Meditations booklets are now available in English and Spanish.  PDF booklets and other Lenten resources can be found on Episcopal Relief & Development’s website at www.er-d.org/Lent, and daily email devotionals can be received by signing up online. The Lenten Meditations can be ordered from Episcopal Marketplace online or over the phone by calling 866.937.2772.  Hope chests, prayer […]

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