Take a look at how one congregation is combining their version of Lessons and Carols with a Supper Service to create something new for Advent.
Advent Message from the Presiding Bishop 2013November 28, 2013
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offers her Advent message for 2013.
Lessons & Carols, Calvary-St. George's: Part 1December 16, 2012
Part 1 of an Advent Lessons & Carols Service at Calvary-St. George's Church, New York, NY
Lessons & Carols, Calvary-St. George's: Part 2December 16, 2012
Part 2 of an Advent Lessons & Carols Service at Calvary-St. George's Church, New York, NY
Shepherd: Advent Meditation, 12/11/2012December 10, 2012
Isaiah 40:11; written and produced by the Rev. Joe Chambers
Spiritual Inviter: Julia la RocheSeptember 10, 2012
[09/11/12]Julia la Roche invites you to visit the Episcopal Church
Spiritual Inviter: Schuyler HalseySeptember 10, 2012
[09/11/12] Schuyler Halsey invites you to visit the Episcopal Church
Spiritual Inviter: Jen CharbonnetMarch 3, 2012
[04/12/12] Episcopalian Jen Charbonnet invites you to experience the Episcopal Church this Easter.
Spiritual Inviter: Rik PikeMarch 3, 2012
[04/04/12] Episcopalian Rik Pike invites you to experience the Episcopal Church this Easter.
Spiritual Inviter: Rik PikeDecember 11, 2011
[12/12/11] Rik Pike invites you to visit the Episcopal Church this Advent
Spiritual Inviter: Maura HooperDecember 11, 2011
[12/12/11] Maura Hooper invites you to visit the Episcopal Church this Advent
Advent Message from the Presiding Bishop 2011November 24, 2011
(11/25/11) Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offers her Advent message for 2011.
Advent Message from the Presiding BishopNovember 21, 2010
[11/22/10] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori delivers her Advent message for 2010.
In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me and save me. Be to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Psalm 71: 1-6
Advent is reaching a quiet...
Emmanuel, God with us.
I like this particular birth narrative in Matthew, because, amidst all the popular talk about Mary at Christmastime, Matthew puts before us the enduring faith of Joseph.
Here is a man who was betrothed to Mary, a young virgin in a Hebrew culture where...
Much can be said about this royal psalm, the last in the second book of psalms. Although there is some debate over authorship, it seems likely that the author is David, writing a somewhat hyperbolic and celebratory ode to his son and eventual successor, Solomon. While there is much grandiose...
God can be overwhelming. We forget that in the church sometimes. We forget that God is not tame or predictable or safe. God is that which does not go away when you ignore it. God is powerful and present – always. God is.
In many ways, the Renaissance church was an abusive church. We...
One sentence encapsulates my first impression of today’s scripture: Wow, they sound desperate!
The whole of Psalm 80 is part lament, part apology, and part appeal for restoration. The psalmist is scrambling for the clarity of days gone by. The mood connotes feelings of staggering around...
Riparian forests are subject to frequent inundation. Riparian forests help control sediment, reduce the damaging effects of flooding and aid in stabilizing stream banks. Riparian zones are transition zones between an upland terrestrial environment and an aquatic environment. Organisms found...
This is part 2 of Cindy Spencer’s guests posts about welcoming children with “invisible disabilities” into our faith communities. Cindy’s son is on the autism spectrum so she has first-hand experience with the adjustments and accommodations required to be hospitable to all children....
When I was about 4 years old, I attended a Christmas Eve service with my parents and step-cousins who never attended church. However, this was no ordinary service, as it included the congregation’s pageant, complete with a live baby Jesus. My cousin, who was my age, was in awe of all this, and...
From time to time I will feature guest bloggers who I believe have an important message to share with the rest of the church. This blog post was submitted by Cindy Spencer, Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator, Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle.
It is the end of the church...
There are a lot of different kinds of bad news. There’s the “we’re out of that the flavor of ice cream you wanted” kind, the “you missed you’re train so you’re going to have to find a way to kill six hours until the next one comes along” kind, the “I just don’t feel like being romantic with you...