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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 10, Year A

Sow within us, God Genesis 25:19-34 Psalm 119:105-112 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 The Third Discourse of Matthew 13 consists of a number of parables on why some hear and accept the Gospel, while others reject it. This was an … Continue reading

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Connecting Children’s Books to the Lectionary

Children’s Literature: A Resource for Ministry For years Union Presbyterian Seminary and the William Smith Morton Library in Richmond, Virginia has hosted a blog called Story Path for connecting children’s literature with themes of faith and spirituality. It is a … Continue reading

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Prayers for Teachers and Students

It is a new academic year. Students and teachers of all ages are going back to school in our communities in both public and private settings. Whether it is a preschoolers first experience of Nursery School or a young adult … Continue reading

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The Lectionary & Stewardship

Luke’s parables offer themes of stewardship There are great stories from the Gospel of Luke that are a part of the present lectionary series. For examples look ahead to the texts in September. September 5: Luke 14:25-33 – ¬†Two parables … Continue reading

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Prayers for a New Education Year

The calendar is a funny thing. It has different points of departure, remembrance and beginning. For teachers, September begins a new year. By mid-August, we are looking toward the fall – new beginnings, new programs, new ideas. A fresh start. … Continue reading

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The Book of Common Prayer & Christian Education

If the prayer book is the cornerstone of Anglican theology, then it makes sense to see the Book of Common Prayer (aka BCP) as the cornerstone for Christian education in the Episcopal congregation. The 1979 BCP is very clear with … Continue reading

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