LENT

Daily Morning Prayer: Rev. Mark will host Morning Prayer Monday through Friday at 8:00am on Facebook – click here to watch live or later in day.

The Gospel of Mark: (Tuesday 9:00) The Tuesday morning Bible Study will be watching a series of videos that are a dramatic telling of the Gospel of Mark done by one of the professors Fr. Mark Studied with. We will listen to the entire gospel during the six weeks and there is a study guide to go along. This allows us to hear the gospel in much larger chunks than the short readings on Sunday. Click here to join via Zoom.

LEARNING TO PRAY (A Guide for Everyone): Wednesday 12:00 starting Feb 24) This is a new book by Fr James Martin SJ. Fr. Martin is a well-known Jesuit who has written this new book on prayer. He has sections on a variety of prayer styles in the Ignatian tradition. Click here to see the book on Amazon.

Living Compass Lent: Click here to download the “Living Well Through Lent 2021: Listening with all your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind” daily devotional. This is the same as the printed version that we have available at the church.

Pray as you go: This resource is Roman Catholic so follows a slightly different lectionary. However, it is based in Ignatian prayer and is a wonderful daily prayer. You can download the 15-minute meditation and take it with you on a walk.

SSJE Come, Pray: From the Society of St. John the Evangelist – After the last year in which churches around the world have been closed and congregations scattered, the SSJE Brothers invite you to “Come, Pray.” Join us in the receiving the daily gift of prayer – at home or wherever you find yourself. Across the weeks of Lent, listen in as Brothers discuss the rich and varied ways we pray, together in church and in our personal prayer. Then join us for worship, exploring a rich array of live-streamed services, culminating in the glories of Holy Week. “Come, pray in me the prayer I need this day.”

RESOURCES TO ENRICH YOUR PRAYER LIFE.

Daily Morning and Evening Prayer (apps available for iPhone and Android as well) Here is the full service with readings and canticles. Just click and enjoy.

Society of St. John the Evangelist: This link will take you to multiple resources from the Epsicopal Monastic Community in Cambridge Massachusettes.

Ruah Spirituality Center: a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, focuses primarily on promoting the re-creation of the human spirit. Its primary work is to plan for and welcome individuals and groups who seek healing and intimacy with the Divine afforded by an environment of beauty, quiet and reverence for all life. Individuals who seek a few hours of prayer, a day of prayer or a longer period of retreat are welcome. They hold monthly Centering prayer weekends.

Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation: Fr. Rohr sends out daily meditations and is a wonderful author about the spiritual journey we are all called to follow.

Forward Day by Day: This is a link to the Daily mediation from the Forward Day by Day folks. (Forward Movement) This page gives you the daily mediation from the little booklets that some of you may have used. There are also multiple links to other places on their website that might be of interest. Forward Movement also has an app available for your iPhone or Android. Just go to your app store and search for Forward Day by Day.

Faith at Home: This resource is from the Forward Movement and Forma people. It is designed for use at home. They have daily reflections for young children, older children and adults. There is also a reflection for the weekly lectionary lessons appropriate for all ages.

COMMUNITY LINKS

Assisted Living: Making senior care decisions can mean reviewing pages of jargon and useless information to find relevant facts. To streamline the research process, we have conducted a review of Texas assisted living facilities.

Katy Christian Ministries: a Social Service non-profit serving the Katy/West Houston. We have Social Service Departments that offer emergency financial assistance, Food Pantry, a Crisis Center that houses the Domestic Abuse Center and the Sexual Assault CenterResale StoreDonation Center.

Christ Clinic: Christ Clinic serves low income uninsured and underinsured patients from across the Greater Houston Area. In 2019, the clinic served 6,448 individuals. Of those, 94% were Hispanic, 69% were female, and the median age was between 35 – 54 years. 98% percent live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, equal to $51,500 for a family of four. The majority of Christ Clinics patients face complex barriers to health, including co-morbidity, and mental and behavioral health issues.

LOCAL LINKS

Diocese of Texas: This link will take you to the website of the Diocese of Texas and their many resources.

Diocese of Texas enews: Click on this link to subscribe to the electronic newsletter from the diocese.

Camp Allen: Camp Allen is our wonderful camp and conference center. Check out their summer camp offerings along with other events for children youth and adults.

NATIONAL CHURCH LINKS

The Episcopal Church: Follow this link to the official web site for the national church. From there you can access many links to news events, parish finder search, messages from the Presiding Bishop and much more.

The Episcopal Public Policy Network: is part of the National Church page and is linked to political action around issues of poverty, equality and justice.

Episcopal News Online: This is the link the Episcopal News Service and home of Episcopal Life our national newsletter. At this site you can sign up for email news updates from ENS.

Episcopal Cafe: This site is maintained by the Diocese of Washington D.C. and contains many essays by well-known Episcopalians as well as features from Trinity Wall Street.

Way of Love: Join Bishop Michael Curry of The Episcopal Church as he guides us through the practices of the Way of Love: turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest. In season 2 of this podcast, Bishop Curry talks with our hosts, Sandy Milien and Kyle Oliver, and others about following the Way of Love – beyond the church walls. If you’d like to hear Season 1, click here.

INTERNATIONAL LINKS

Anglican Communion: This link leads to the official website of the Anglican Communion and the Anglican Communion News Service.

Church of England: Official website of the Church of England.

Anglicans Online: Is an independent website that provides a wealth of links to the worldwide Anglican communion.

Thinking Anglicans: Provides a variety of reflections and links to news about the Church of England.

RESEARCH

Book of Common Prayer: This on line resource has a variety of BCPs from 1549 to the present.

Christian Classics Etherial Library: A wonderful on-line resource for many theological books that are now in the public domain. A great place for Education for Ministry students during the church history and theology segments.

Oremus Bible Page: Good source of a variety of translations. Great for comparing difficult passages. An important resource when somebody says, “Well the bible says…..” Please note that they have both the NRSV anglicized and regular NRSV which is the one the Episcopal Church uses.

Archives of the Episcopal Church: An online source for historical documents and records of the Episcopal Church.

Religion on Line: More than 6,000 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.

Project Canterbury: A resource for Anglican history. Articles about leading figures and a variety of topics.