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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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December 6: Who is My Neighbor? Recognizing the Face of God in the Stranger.

December 6, 2017

[…] around us can be difficult. There is so much to be done; being loving and open can feel like too much. Today, as you go about your daily activities, observe your patterns of behavior. Try not to judge yourself, but simply pay attention and take note. At the end of the day try to […]

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Bible Study: Lent 1 (C) – 2019

March 10, 2019

[…] time when you experienced God’s protection when you were in danger?Do you find it difficult or easy to believe that God extends protection over you in your daily life? Romans 10:8b-13 Here we encounter the beating heart of the Christian faith, its indispensable core, which has taken the place of Israel’s statement of faith […]

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Presiding Bishop Curry video: invitation to the Good Book Club

August 16, 2017

[…] Dioceses, congregations and organizations are encouraged to post and share the video and resource links. Resources Resources for the Good Book Club are available here www.goodbookclub.org including daily readings. Spanish resources and information are available here.  http://clubbiblico.org Stay up-to-date by following The Good Book Club on Facebook here. www.facebook.com/thegoodbookclub Resources are also available on […]

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Go! for Lent: Esther 4:16

February 28, 2016

[…] She could perish, but she decided to put her confidence in God’s providence.  Her strength and courage is admirable, especially for us women of faith that face daily challenges in our societies and, yes, sadly in some ways inside our Church.  Oh, yeah, Esther could be a great role model in leadership… BUT, are […]

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Pentecost Is a Time of Exploration…, Proper 14 (A) – 2002

August 11, 2002

[…] we all know and experience in our lives — earth, air, fire, and water. Since we all have some experience of each of these elements in intimate, daily, personal ways, they can provide amazing keys to our understanding of the God that created them — and us. Today we encounter water — and vividly […]

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The Good Book Club: February 11 through Pentecost

February 8, 2018

[…] Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles. Starting on February 11, follow the reading outline. Check out the resources   Listen to a podcast. Download a daily item. Reflect on a Scripture verse. Read a blog or two. Watch videos. Create artful responses to the readings  Consider a theological reflection. Utilize the study […]

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An intimacy with Scripture

July 1, 2005

[…] my life. During the weekend, at odd moments I found myself drawn again and again to the small chapel where in my day the Eucharist was celebrated daily. As I sat in the stall that I had usually occupied on those early mornings I became profoundly aware of the fact that my conscious journey […]

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Just in Time: A Few Ideas for Graduation and Confirmation Gifts

November 6, 2014

[…] world, representing a wide variety of cultures and communities. It was adopted by General Convention 2012 as one of the approved translations to use in church. The Daily Companion version of the Common English Bible gives you devotional commentary, reflection space, thematic index, and a variety of reading plans you can follow. You can […]

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Bible Study: Proper 20 (C) – 2016

September 18, 2016

[…] you intercede for God’s saving grace to be with them?  What do you think changes in you when you do that?Who do you pray for on a daily basis?What kinds of prayer do you offer to God in your daily prayers?How might this passage inform your practice? Luke 16:1-13 “You cannot serve God and […]

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Have You Been Transfigured?, Pentecost 23 (A) – November 8, 2020

November 08, 2020

[…] have no fuel and no fire. We also gain resources we need when we make time for God during the week. This can include setting aside a daily period for prayer, for silence, for thoughtful reading of the Bible and other spiritual literature, for journaling, for activities that nourish and refresh us. Our practices […]

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The fast I choose

January 31, 2005

[…] food restaurants in quart containers. In light of this unhealthy trend, new guidelines have been issued about our eating patterns, and we are being urged to exercise daily for at least 60 minutes. All of this puts me in mind of one of the classic disciplines of the Lenten season that we now are […]

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Marking Ash Wednesday and Lent

November 6, 2014

[…] the Lord’s Prayer or The Prayer of Self-Dedication found on page 832 of the Book of Common Prayer. 40 Days of Prayer Lent is a time for daily devotion. We invite you to create a prayer station on your kitchen table or in a common spot in the house. Put out a box, paper, and […]

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Pillars of understanding

April 30, 2005

[…] way implies a multiplicity of gods, or that God, like “all Gaul,” is divided into three parts. It is also a reminder of the importance of a daily recitation of the creed (usually the Apostles’ Creed, the baptismal symbol) to internalize the essentials that serve to ground the faith. The second pillar is prayer. […]

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The fast I choose: Drawn beyond preoccupation

February 5, 2005

[…] fast-food restaurants in quart containers.  In light of this unhealthy trend, new guidelines have been issued about our eating patterns and we are being urged to exercise daily for at least 60 minutes.  All of this puts me in mind of one of the classic disciplines of the Lenten season which we are now […]

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Bear Fruit Worthy of the Gift of Repentance – Advent 2 (A) – 2016

December 04, 2016

[…] deep abiding inward decision to reject this life for the life of Christ! It is the ongoing and living decision to choose Christ and live for Him daily; even more so to allow Him to live in us! Repentance is the attitude of the heart, which is thankful for the grace of God… The […]

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Gloria in Excelsis

[…] office by the eastern churches. The Gloria became a part of the entrance rite of the Roman Mass in the twelfth century and was dropped from the Daily Office in the west. The Gloria was also used in the eucharistic entrance rite of the 1549 BCP, but later editions used the Gloria as a […]

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Confusing the Sacred and the Profane, Christmas 1 – 2015

December 27, 2015

[…] accomplish this through changing the ways that we approach and consider the routine things in our lives. From the time we spend brushing our teeth to our daily carpool and other regular appointments, we can bring forth the divine aspects of time by bringing more intentionality and paying attention to the ways that God’s […]

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New Resources for a New Program Year

November 6, 2014

[…] Christian Formation leadersYour Living Compass: Living Well in Thought, Word, and Deed by Scott Stoner invites readers to engage in a 10-week, self-guided wellness retreat, consisting of daily ten-minute readings, pluse questions that guide the user to make small, meaningful action steps. (Morehouse Publishing, 2014)Daily Prayer for All Seasons (in English and in Spanish) compiled […]

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Finding Balance, Advent 2 (C) – 2015

December 06, 2015

[…] about John the Baptist and self-examination, is a religious writer named Joan Chittister and the book I am reading is on Benedictine spirituality titled, Wisdom Distilled From the Daily. Benedictine spirituality, which has had a great influence on the Anglican tradition, is a spirituality of balance and harmony and wholeness. Benedict is saying that all […]

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