Over the coming weeks, we will be using this digital space to curate a collection of resources for use during this wilderness time of fear, anxiety and illness. Simply click on the red links to open or download the resource.
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May we be salt and light during these days.
The ACC has compiled links and downloads of helpful resources for individuals including PDFs of the BCP and BAS, prayers, online lectionary and more.
These readings are from the Anglican Church of Canada’s adaptation of the Revised Common Lectionary. On Sundays and feast days there is a link to the full readings.
The Church of England has compiled a list of resources including daily devotions, podcasts and daily radio worship services.
Diocesan Worship Resources Vision Implementation Team Prayer
God of the present moment, God who in Jesus stills the storm and soothes the frantic heart; bring hope and courage to your people who await in uncertainty in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. Bring hope that you will make us the equal of whatever lies ahead. Bring us courage to endure what cannot be avoided, for your will is health and wholeness for all. You are God. We place our trust in you.
The current need for self–isolation and social distancing as exceptional measures speaks to the greater need we have as humans to be in community. The world needs community like never before. These prayers are offered by the Corrymeela community in Northern Ireland.
The diocese's insurer has provided definitive information about coverage during this pandemic. All of the information can be found here.
These prayers, curated by Archdeacon Richard Leggett of the diocese of New Westminster, are found in Evangelical Lutheran Worship: Occasional Services for the Assembly (2009).
Kate Crane, a parishioner at St Paul Anglican Church in Halifax offers helpful instructions on how to put together a prayer corner in your home using materials you already have.
The diocese of New Westminister found nine mobile apps to assist users with everything from meditation to a three-minute retreat.
St George's Family Life Ministry is posting weekly articles and tips for parents as they navigate this new reality of being at home.
Travis O'Brian, incumbent at St Barnabas has been offering daily prayers and posting them to the parish blog.
In this YouTube video, Sarah Stonesifer Boylan, Virginia Theological Seminary provides some basic guidelines about conducting ministry safely online.
The VTS Lifelong Learning team has collected a range of resources for those congregations that are moving online.