LINKS FOR LENT
Pray as you go: https://pray-as-you-go.org 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 word of the day: https://www.ssje.org/word/ From the Society of St. John the Evangelist this is a quick one word meditation. The brothers are also offering livestream service of evening prayer and compline. https://www.ssje.org/word/
Forward Day by Day: https://prayer.forwardmovement.org/home Forward Movement inspires disciples and empowers evangelists. They offer devotions, Bible studies, formation courses, and other resources to equip and support people in their walk with Jesus Christ. They are widely known for the popular daily devotional Forward Day by Day, which provides daily meditations based on scripture readings from the lectionary.
Living Compass Lent program: https://www.livingcompass.org/lent On this link you can sign up for a daily email reflection. This is the same as the printed version that we have available at the church. You can also download a pdf of the study guide by clicking here.
Lent Madness: Lent Madness began in 2010 as the brainchild of the Rev. Tim Schenck. In seeking a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints, Tim came up with this unique Lenten devotion. Combining his love of sports with his passion for the lives of the saints, Lent Madness was born. Rev. Mark typically posts each day on Facebook about the matchup. Click here for additional information and the Saintly Scorecard
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 Episcopal Monastic Community in Cambridge Massachusetts.
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.
Ignatian Spirituality: This is a Jesuit website with lots of great prayer and spirituality resources. You can learn about Ignatian meditation and bible study as well as some excellent articles.
Amazing Place: At Amazing Place, we believe adults living with dementia can live full, meaningful lives. We are a faith-based organization, governed and guided by churches. At Amazing Place, we’re here to empower the lives of everyone impacted by dementia – helping those living with dementia to live fully and live well. Together, we’ll make more strides and enrich more lives than we could ever do on our own. St. Paul’s works with Amazing Place to identify members who may need assistance for memory care. We also provide space for their educational classes and programs to help keep minds sharp and support caregivers.
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.
Caring.com: Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.
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.
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 Center, Resale Store, Donation Center.
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.
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.
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.