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Seasonal resources

Easter Season Resources

The following resources may be especially useful for those looking to mail items to church members at home.

Bible Studies
https://www.episcopalchurch.org/bible-study/easter-day-b/
Note the “Word” and PDF version links at the bottom of the bible study for each Sunday.

Sermons that Work
https://www.episcopalchurch.org/sermons-that-work/easter-b/

Lectionary “Propers”
Each file contains the collect and readings for the week, set up to copy front and back on a single sheet.

Formation Resources

ChurchNext

A portal with a variety of video-based learning opportunities, founded by the Rev. Chris Yaw and featuring leaders from across the Episcopal Church. Visit the website.

Church Publishing

The publishing arm of the Episcopal Church, Church Publishing offers books and digital resources in categories including Curriculum & Faith Formation, Prayer and Spirituality, and the Episcopal Church / Anglicanism. Visit the website.

FORMA

FORMA  is the Network for Christian Formation for the Episcopal Church. Visit the website and join the Facebook group.

Forward Movement

An Episcopal Church publisher of books and digital resources for prayer, spirituality, evangelism, pastoral care, vestry, and more. Visit the website.

Grow Christians

A ministry of Forward Movement, Grow Christians gathers reflections, stories, images, and recipes from Episcopalians. Visit the website.

Rhythms of Grace

A program developed at Trinity Episcopal Church in Torrington, Connecticut that supports children on the autism spectrum or other special needs. Visit the website.

Virginia Theological Seminary Center for Lifelong Learning

The VTS Center for Lifelong learning provides formation resources for all ages and multiple contexts. Programs include Building Faith, Christian Formation and Discipleship, curriculums for Episcopal youth and children and more. Visit the website.

Spiritual Formation Resources from the Partnership

These short videos will introduce you to numerous practices that may help you deepen your spiritual life. The practices include centering prayer, praying the daily office, praying with icons and others.

Developing Your Personal Prayer Practice

Praying with Icons

Praying the Daily Office

Walking the Labyrinth

Centering Prayer

Using Prayer Beads

Making Prayer Beads

To make the prayer beads described in the video, you’ll need:

  • heavy fishing line or Wildfire beading thread
  • cross or crucifix charm
  • 33 beads: 28 “week” beads, 4 cruciform beads, and 1 invitatory bead
  • E6000 glue
  • scissors