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Lesson Plans That Work: Easter

We are entering Easter, Year A. For the Easter Season, readings from the Acts of the Apostles take the place of Old Testament Readings. Gospel Lesson: Easter – Come and See Scripture: John 20:1-18 First Mary Magdalene, then Peter and another disciple, peer into the tomb. The body is gone but not stolen. Remaining in the tomb […]

When do you notice the Holy Spirit working through you in your teaching?

Today’s guest blogger is Genelda Woggon. This post originally appeared on Building Faith. Genelda has been ministered to and by children for over 40 years in her professional work as a Christian Formation Leader, most especially through the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for the past 20 years. She coordinates the work of the Catechesis at St. Mary’s Episcopal […]

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Lesson Plans That Work: Easter

We are entering Easter, Year A. For the Easter Season, readings from the Acts of the Apostles take the place of Old Testament Readings. Gospel Lesson: Easter – Come and See Scripture: John 20:1-18 First Mary Magdalene, then Peter and another disciple, peer into the tomb. The body is gone but not stolen. Remaining in the tomb […]

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Lesson Plans That Work: Easter

We are entering Easter, Year A. For the Easter Season, readings from the Acts of the Apostles take the place of Old Testament Readings. Gospel Lesson: Easter – Come and See Scripture: John 20:1-18 First Mary Magdalene, then Peter and another disciple, peer into the tomb. The body is gone but not stolen. Remaining in the tomb […]

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Don’t Forget to Play

I recently was at a meeting with both teens and adults who were planning an event. We had more than enough work to do and could have worked the entire time we were together and still had more to do. We felt the pressure of each day knowing we had to end at a given […]

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Lesson Plans That Work: Palm Sunday

We are currently in Lent, Year A so we have Lesson Plans for both the Gospel readings and the Old Testament (Track One) readings. Gospel Lesson: The Crucifixion Scripture: Matthew (26:36-75) 27:1-54 (55-66) As we hear the story of Christ’s passion today, how do we hear it anew? Where is this story hitting us differently this year? I […]

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Lesson Plans That Work: Fifth Sunday in Lent

We are currently in Lent, Year A so we have Lesson Plans for both the Gospel readings and the Old Testament (Track One) readings. Gospel Lesson: Getting Free from What Keeps Us Bound Scripture: John 11:1-45 He has been in the tomb for four days, Martha reminds Jesus. Yet Jesus stands before the tomb and cries in a […]

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Creative Ways to Engage Teenagers in the Lenten Experience

Today’s guest blogger is Mary Lou Crifasi, Director for Youth & Children’s Ministries at Eastern Shore Chapel in Virginia. Mary Lou serves on the Lifelong Formation Council. As Episcopalians we recognize Lent as a time of “self-examination and repentance; prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.” (BCP, pg 265) We […]

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