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Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 18

Sunday, September 7 is Proper 18, Year A. Lesson Plans are included for both the Gospel and Old Testament. Gospel Lesson: Conflict Resolution Scripture: Matthew 18:15-20 This passage in Matthew comes in the middle of a larger piece in which Jesus deals with matters that are important to life in this new community, how we treat […]

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Kids, Faith and Our Consumer Culture

Today’s guest blogger is Cindy Spencer, Faith Formation Hub: Children and Family Ministries, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. She also serves on the Lifelong Formation Advisory Council. What Do Kids Really Need? Last week I noticed the first “Back-to-School” ads in the newspaper.  While these ads seem to come out earlier every year, always taking me by […]

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Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 18

Sunday, September 7 is Proper 18, Year A. Lesson Plans are included for both the Gospel and Old Testament. Gospel Lesson: Conflict Resolution Scripture: Matthew 18:15-20 This passage in Matthew comes in the middle of a larger piece in which Jesus deals with matters that are important to life in this new community, how we treat […]

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Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 18

Sunday, September 7 is Proper 18, Year A. Lesson Plans are included for both the Gospel and Old Testament. Gospel Lesson: Conflict Resolution Scripture: Matthew 18:15-20 This passage in Matthew comes in the middle of a larger piece in which Jesus deals with matters that are important to life in this new community, how we treat […]

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Where and How Do You Experience Community?

Today’s guest blogger is Cindy Spencer, Faith Formation Hub: Children and Family Ministries, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. She also serves on the Lifelong Formation Advisory Council. The Church as a Place of Community Earlier this year, my city celebrated its first ever Superbowl win, with a parade in below freezing weather with more people assembled on […]

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Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 17

Sunday, August 31 is Proper 17, Year A. Lesson Plans are included for both the Gospel and Old Testament. Gospel Lesson: Stumbling Block Scripture: Matthew 16:21-28 “From that time on…” this phrase signifies a shift in the Gospel of Matthew. After last week’s lesson where Peter professes that Jesus is the Messiah, we turn this […]

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How We Tell the Story Makes a Difference

Today’s guest blogger is Cindy Spencer, Faith Formation Hub: Children and Family Ministries, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. She also serves on the Lifelong Formation Advisory Council. Story is a Defining Aspect of Our Humanity Most days I love the stage of life my children are in right now – independent (mostly), thriving, learning to live with […]

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Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 16

Sunday, August 24 is Proper 16, Year A. Lesson Plans are included for both the Gospel and Old Testament. Gospel Lesson: Who Do You Say That I Am? Scripture: Matthew 16:13-20 After much instruction, story-telling, miracles, encounters, and prayer, Jesus finally asks two big questions to his disciples – Who do people say the Son […]

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