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Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 12

Sunday, July 27 is Proper 12, Year A. Lesson Plans are focused on the Gospel and Old Testament. Gospel Lesson: Have You Understood All This? Scripture: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Today, we have a series of parables from Jesus. All of them tell us that the Kingdom of Heaven is not what we would expect, that God […]

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Summer is a great time of year for Faith Formation

Today’s guest blogger is Cindy Spencer, Coordinator for  Children and Family Ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. Summertime Faith “Summer, summer, summer. I loved and hated summer. Summers had a logic all their own, and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school […]

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Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 12

Sunday, July 27 is Proper 12, Year A. Lesson Plans are focused on the Gospel and Old Testament. Gospel Lesson: Have You Understood All This? Scripture: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Today, we have a series of parables from Jesus. All of them tell us that the Kingdom of Heaven is not what we would expect, that God […]

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Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 12

Sunday, July 27 is Proper 12, Year A. Lesson Plans are focused on the Gospel and Old Testament. Gospel Lesson: Have You Understood All This? Scripture: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Today, we have a series of parables from Jesus. All of them tell us that the Kingdom of Heaven is not what we would expect, that God […]

Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 10

Sunday, July 13 is Proper 10, Year A. Lesson Plans are focused on the Gospel and Old Testament. Gospel Lesson: Seeds and Soil Scripture: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 We skip from Chapter 11 in Matthew to Chapter 13. Chapter 12 is important because this is where Jesus is being challenged over and over by various groups of […]

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Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 9

Sunday, July 6 is Proper 9, Year A. Lesson Plans are focused on the Gospel and Old Testament. Gospel Lesson: My Yoke is Easy Scripture: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Today’s lesson comes from a section in Matthew where John the Baptist and Jesus are talking about what Jesus’ ministry is going to be. John the Baptist had […]

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Churches and Communities Need to Work Together to Address Issues Around Aging

We welcome back as guest blogger Warren Frelund, who serves on the Lifelong Formation Advisory Council and has served as a deacon in The Episcopal Church for 20 years.  How is your church dealing with aging issues?   In a previous blog post I mentioned that Iowa Bishop Alan Scarfe and I would be attending a meeting in Des […]

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Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 8

Sunday, June 29 is Proper 8, Year A. Lesson Plans are focused on the Gospel and Old Testament. Gospel Lesson: Welcoming Christ Scripture: Matthew 10:40-42 Whoever welcomes you, welcomes Christ. Whoever welcomes Christ, welcomes God. Seems simple, but it is rather profound if you stop to think about it. As these words were being written, there […]

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