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As congregations, families, and individuals seek to live faithfully in these uncertain times, Church Publishing Incorporated is working to support you. Here are a selection of free resources for devotional use.
Resources for Adults, Youth, and Children
Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Activity Pack*
This activity pack for children and families includes a variety of ideas from some of our favorite faith formation resources.
Some of the activities are especially appropriate for young children, some are intended for intergenerational groups, some will work well in a virtual setting, and some are just right at the kitchen table or in front of the fireplace with family members of all ages.
The Womb of Advent*
Mark Bozzuti-Jones offers a unique perspective on the season of Advent. Along with Scripture readings and prayers, he offers four weeks of meditations that focus on the growth of Jesus in the womb of Mary as he approaches the day of his birth.
This beautiful illustrated hardcover book by artist and author Roger Hutchison makes an ideal gift to give this Christmas.
“Hutchison takes a moving piece of personal artwork and breaks it down into pieces to serve as the lenses through which to view various biblical stories of Jesus. But he doesn’t stop there, as we also find reflections both inspiring and challenging on our own world and our own situations.”
––from the Foreword by The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church
Hymns for Streaming
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to grant permission for performances of a selection of hymns as found in Hymnal 82, Wonder, Love and Praise, and Lift Every Voice and Sing II to be streamed for virtual corporate worship. See the full list.
Book of Common Prayer
For those who are at home and do not have a copy, we have made an easy-to-navigate PDF version of the Book of Common Prayer available in English and Spanish. We would like to thank our friends at Forward Movement for creating an easy-to-navigate PDF of the English Edition. The Episcopal Church has also provided an additional PDF of the Book of Common Prayer in Spanish with linked shortcuts.
Musical Settings for Noonday and Compline
Many churches are offering compline online. Download this handy booklet for singing the Noonday Office and Compline containing appropriate hymns, psalms, lessons, responsories, etc. and follow along at home.
*Available until January 6, 2021