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Lesson Plans That Work: Second Sunday of Easter

We are currently in Easter, Year A. For the Easter Season, readings from the Acts of the Apostles take the place of Old Testament Readings. Gospel Lesson: Believing In Order to See Scripture: John 20:19-31 “Are we next?” In fear the disciples huddled behind closed doors. As they pray, Jesus is right there with them, empowering and […]

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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Engaging Children in the Triduum

Today’s guest blogger is Josh Hosler, who will soon graduate from Virginia Theological Seminary and begin a curacy at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Bellingham, WA. How does your congregation intentionally engage children in the Triduum? If you review your Holy Week liturgies and discover that the turnout of children and families was low, make some […]

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Engaging Children in the Triduum

Today’s guest blogger is Josh Hosler, who will soon graduate from Virginia Theological Seminary and begin a curacy at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Bellingham, WA. How does your congregation intentionally engage children in the Triduum? If you review your Holy Week liturgies and discover that the turnout of children and families was low, make some […]

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Lesson Plans That Work: Second Sunday of Easter

We are currently in Easter, Year A. For the Easter Season, readings from the Acts of the Apostles take the place of Old Testament Readings. Gospel Lesson: Believing In Order to See Scripture: John 20:19-31 “Are we next?” In fear the disciples huddled behind closed doors. As they pray, Jesus is right there with them, empowering and […]

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How Can Episcopal Faith Communities Help Address Issues Faced by Older Adults?

Warren Frelund returns as guest blogger today. Warren has been a deacon in The Episcopal Church for 20 years. He is currently semi-retired but remains active in ministry development. He and his wife, Sue, live in Mason City, Iowa, enjoying the company of their grandchildren. Helping Communities Deal with the Challenges of Aging I have been […]

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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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