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For use on: February 10, 2019

In honor of Black History Month and Blessed Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has invited Episcopalians everywhere to deepen our participation in Christ’s ministry of reconciliation by engaging with and supporting Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and Universities, known as HBCUs.

For use on: December 23, 2018

As we come closer to the joy and promise of the Incarnation, we invite you to continue journeying the Way of Love. Consider this week which of the seven practices captured your imagination this Advent. Which challenged you or brought the most joy? Where did you find blessings or cross boundaries? Where is God calling you to witness to salvation being birthed into the world today?


Sunday, December 23
WORSHIP
Linger before leaving worship today. Ask God to prepare and send you to go out into the world to witness to God’s love.

Monday, December 24
GO
Notice and pray for all those who, like Mary and Joseph, are in need of shelter.

Tuesday, December 25
LEARN
Read Luke 1-2. Give thanks for the birth of the Christ-child. Pray that you may follow Christ Jesus on his Way of Love with your whole heart, mind, body, and spirit.

For more resources related to the Way of Love, visit episcopalchurch.org/wayoflove. There, you’ll find links to the full Advent curriculum Journeying the Way of Love, as well as a nine-session curriculum for use anytime, video, and much more.

For use on: December 16, 2018

As we continue our Advent walk, we invite you to see the Way of Love as a journey that includes the community. The witness of Zechariah and Elizabeth who bring infant John to the Temple to be circumcised reminds us of the importance of our faith community to sustaining the Way of Love. Just as the community did for John’s family, communities provide a place for discernment, sometimes challenging us and other times affirming us. Communities celebrate and mark important moments along the journey.


Sunday, December 16
WORSHIP
Pray for each person as they receive communion. Imagine who you would like to see at church next week. Invite them to church today.

Monday, December 17
GO
Read your local news. Where is reconciliation needed? Pray for healing

Tuesday, December 18
LEARN
Read Luke 1:57-80. Name three ways in which your faith community challenges you to practice the Way of Love. Share your list with a member of your community.

Wednesday, December 19
PRAY
Gather with your faith community for a short time of prayer today.

Thursday, December 20
BLESS
Identify a blessing you have that you could give away. Then share this blessing with your church, a local ministry, or your community.

Friday, December 21
TURN
Read the General Confession in an unfamiliar location—in the park, at work, at school, or on the bus. What does the prayer invite you to turn from in that location? What does it invite you to turn toward?

Saturday, December 22
REST
How can you or your community open yourselves to people in need of rest and relief from overwork? From oppression? From violence?

For more Advent resources related to the Way of Love, visit episcopalchurch.org/wayoflove. There, you’ll find links to the full Advent curriculum Journeying the Way of Love, as well as a nine-session curriculum for use anytime, a printable Advent calendar, video, and much more.

For use on: December 9, 2018

As we continue our Advent walk, we invite you to see the Way of Love as a journey that can expand to include family and friends. Mary said “yes” to the call to birth Jesus, God’s Word, into the world and immediately went in haste to share her good news with her cousin, Elizabeth—a four-day journey into the Judean hills. Isn’t that what happens when we hear good news? We are driven to go and tell others. The Way of Love is good news that demands to be shared.


Sunday, December 9
WORSHIP
What word or words from worship today have found a home in your heart? Share these words with someone close to you.

Monday, December 10
GO
Choose to take a different route to work, to school, or to play today. Who or what did you encounter differently?

Tuesday, December 11
LEARN
Read Luke 1:39-56. Tell a friend or family member about your practice of the Way of Love and invite them to join you.

Wednesday, December 12
PRAY
Join a family member or friend for 10 minutes for prayer either in person or by phone.

Thursday, December 13
BLESS
Call or write a family member with whom you desire a closer relationship. Tell them what they mean to you. Ask how you can pray for them.

Friday, December 14
TURN
Turn away from the busyness of the week and turn toward someone who gives you life or to whom you give life. Give thanks.

Saturday, December 15
REST
On this day of rest, pause and breathe deeply with a friend or family member. Give thanks for the restorative power of love.

For more Advent resources related to the Way of Love, visit episcopalchurch.org/wayoflove. There, you’ll find links to the full Advent curriculum Journeying the Way of Love, as well as a nine-session curriculum for use anytime, a printable Advent calendar, video, and much more.

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