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Just Ask a Librarian…

Just Ask a Librarian…

From Sue Tait, Director of Resource Center: Question: Every year someone asks for an “instructed liturgy” and I’m wondering if you know of anything in print or online. Answer: Well, first it depends on what group you are trying to reach. An instructed Eucharist specifically for children would be different from one for the entire congregation. But recently, I came across a fairly new and entirely unique way of presenting the information to adults called How2charist. All you need is an email address to

Just Ask a Librarian…

Just Ask a Librarian…

From Sue Tait, Director of Diocesan Resource Center: Question: A few weeks ago, I heard Stephanie Spellers from the Presiding Bishop’s staff speak, and she mentioned a new curriculum for adults called “Sacred Ground.” What is that and how do I find out more about it? Sue Says: “Sacred Ground” is a ten part series on race and reconciliation that considers “family histories and stories, as well as important narratives that shape  the collective American story.” The guiding star, according

The Way of Love: BLESS

The Way of Love: BLESS

From Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian: The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Life This material helps individuals, groups and congregations move more deeply into our lives as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.   “Early in his ministry, Jesus of Nazareth was surrounded by crowds. He turned and asked, “What do you seek?” (John 1:38).  Many of us seek love, freedom, abundant life and we seek Jesus.  In this third posting of resources for the Way of Love we consider

The Way of Love: WORSHIP

The Way of Love: WORSHIP

From Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian: The Way of Love : Practices for Jesus-Centered Life     This material helps individuals, groups and congregations move more deeply into our lives as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.   “Early in his ministry, Jesus of Nazareth was surrounded by crowds. He turned and asked, “What do you seek?” (John 1:38).  Many of us seek love, freedom, abundant life and we seek Jesus.  In this third posting of resources for the Way of

The Way of Love: PRAY

The Way of Love: PRAY

From Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian: The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life     This material helps individuals, groups and congregations move more deeply our lives as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.   “Early in his ministry, Jesus of Nazareth was surrounded by crowds. He turned and asked, “What do you seek?” (John 1:38).  Many of us seek love, freedom, abundant life and we seek Jesus.  In this third posting of resources for the Way of Love we

The Way of Love: LEARN

The Way of Love: LEARN

From Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian: The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life The following materials helps individuals, groups, and congregations move more deeply into our lives as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. “Early in his ministry, Jesus of Nazareth was surrounded by crowds. He turned and asked, ‘What do you seek?’” (John 1:38). Many of us seek love, freedom, abundant life, and we seek Jesus. In this second posting of resources for the Way of Love

The Way of Love: TURN

The Way of Love: TURN

From Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian: The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Life       Bishop Michael Curry invites the whole church to take up The Way of Love, living as part of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. Early in his ministry, Jesus of Nazareth was surrounded by crowds. He turned and asked, “What do you seek?” (John 1:38). For more than a thousand years, monastics have greeted pilgrims knocking on their doors by asking: “What do you seek?”

Following the Way of Love

Following the Way of Love

From Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian: As probably all of you know, Bishop Michael Curry gave the opening sermon at the 79th General Convention by speaking of the Way of Love. If you didn’t see the address, you can watch it below: Bishop Rickel is very eager that we make these resources available to you. The “Way of Love” provides seven spiritual practices that form a Rule of Life: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest. Presiding Bishop Curry and

The Bishop’s Bookshelf – July 2018

The Bishop’s Bookshelf – July 2018

Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It The current book I am reading is called Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It, by Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik. This is an excellent book on organizations, and I am enjoying reading it very much. It takes some actual events, both big and small, and unwinds them to discuss the difference between “loosely connected systems” and “tightly connected systems” and how that

The Bishop’s Bookshelf – June 2018

The Bishop’s Bookshelf – June 2018

The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire I was honored to be asked by the Faith Formation Team to offer my thoughts on books and articles to read. I am reading several books right now, which I tend to do. The one I would recommend is entitled, The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire by Alan Kreider. I heard this book spoken of