Worship and Formation Resources
A Prayer for the Power of the Spirit among the People of God
Burial Office Prayers
As graduation season begins in the midst of closed school buildings and online learning, we encourage congregations to be creative in their approaches to honoring traditional spring rights of passage. Not only are high school seniors missing their moment to walk across a stage to receive a diploma, but many college seniors have also been sheltering in place and will never be back on their campuses to celebrate and say farewell to the friends they made during their higher education experience. Even our Episcopal Seminaries are planning for digital graduation ceremonies this spring.
The Faith Formation Department’s Office for Youth Ministries and Young Adult and Campus Ministries have been curating ideas, resources, and liturgies to share across the church with all of our faith communities. We hope that rural and isolated communities, as well as big program parishes, will find something that works for them. Our rituals and liturgies are designed for marking time through the liturgical year, for sharing our common story as Christian souls engaged in a mortal journey on Mother Earth. Let’s make sure that during this time of isolation in a pandemic our rising seniors know that they are valued in appropriate and helpful ways.
U.S. Copyright Issues Related To Live Streaming Music
U.S. Copyright Issues Related To Live Streaming Music
The recent blossoming of live-streamed Episcopal Church services has highlighted the need for some guidance regarding the copyright law implications of this increasingly used method of maintaining community and fellowship.
What Publishers Are Doing To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten and disrupt lives, publishers across all sectors are working tirelessly to ensure a seamless transition experience for readers of all ages.
Churches Providing Live-Streaming Worship
From The Episcopal Assetmap
A Morning at the Office podcast
An Episcopal Morning Prayer Podcast
Canon Williams Prays the Office – Morning and Evening Prayer on Facebook
Daily Morning Prayer at 7:30 am, Daily Evening Prayer at 6 pm, according to the Book of Common Prayer (1979)
Church Publishing offers Book of Common Prayer, other free resources for devotional use
As congregations, families, and individuals seek to live faithfully in these uncertain times, Church Publishing Incorporated is working to support you.
Engaging and convenient online learning from Episcopal experts on liturgy, evangelism, welcome, discipleship, stewardship and other important topics.
Daily Pop-up Prayer on Facebook
Canon Katie is an Episcopal priest, and this is the home of Pop-up Prayer. Seekers and doubters, spiritual and religious: we make our community together.
This site offers the daily selections from Forward Day by Day, a liturgical calendar, and more resources to strengthen your faith and heart.
Episcopal Prayer on “Alexa”
The experiment: merge centuries-old tradition with innovative technology by making a prayer partner out of Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa.
Faith at Home
A year-round weekly email that will include four separate lectionary-based reflections and prompts for families (however that is defined) and friend groups.
Resources for prayer and worship at home.
Good Book Club
This Forward Movement initiative welcomes organizations of all kinds to gather and equip Episcopalians to read a particular book of the Bible throughout a season.
Hymns Unto God
Complete Public Domain Hymn List.
Lesson Plans that Work: Faith at Home
As we are all spending more time at home either by ourselves, with family or with friends, we wanted to offer resources for faith formation and enrichment at home.
Offering Online Worship: A Simple Guide
From the Diocese of Chicago.
Pop-Up Prayer Feature on Traveling the Way of Love
Jesus teaches us to come before God with humble hearts, boldly offering our thanksgivings and concerns to God or simply listening for God’s voice in our lives and in the world. When we pray, we invite and dwell in God’s loving presence. How can we do that in the midst of life’s storms—either figuratively or, in the Rev. Canon Katie Churchwell’s case, literally? Join us as we visit with her about Pop-up Prayer in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Pray As You Go
An online portal (or app) to pray the scriptures.
Reflections on Stations of the Cross 2020
This Lent, we invite you to join Episcopal Migration Ministries as we journey the Stations of the Cross. Sign up to receive Reflections on the Stations of the Cross via email.
The Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer is a treasure chest full of devotional and teaching resources for individuals and congregations, but it is also the primary symbol of our unity, as Armentrout and Slocum note in their An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, that “Anglican liturgical piety has been rooted in the Prayer Book tradition since the publication of the first English Prayer Book in 1549.”
For those parishes planning to observe the Easter Vigil but unable to access their buildings to gather the necessary resources, we are pleased to offer a downloadable version of the Exsultet, as taken from the Altar Book.
Triduum Under Quarantine: Planning Holy Week Services That Honor Social Distancing
The Rev. James Farwell, Ph.D., Professor of Theology and Liturgy, and Lisa Kimball, Ph.D., James Maxwell Professor of Lifelong Christian Formation at Virginia Seminary helped to imagine (and plan for) Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and the Great Vigil of Easter when congregations cannot assemble in person. Resources, documents, and notes.