Deacon leadership in Prayers of the People

At this point, over my ecclesial career Deacons have been bookends:  a Deacon was a regular Sunday liturgical leader in the first parish I served (very large, 2 deacons) for 5 years, and a Deacon was an almost weekly liturgical leader in my first interim ministry in 2014 (my current ministry again  does not include…

Rectoring as distinct from Pastoring

Rectoring as the overall goal, function or operational principle, and Pastoring as part of what Rectors do. In The Episcopal Church in the United States of America — using “in the USA” to show that there is a distinction from the Episcopal Church of Scotland, and the Episcopal Church of the Sudan, and others with…

Easy choir – God Bless Ye

An Easy choir anthem as I forayed into combining choir with bell choir.   Again, as described in the “Easy Choir – And His Name” post below, the objective is for a small church choir to have success in presenting a piece of music in worship.  This piece will demand at least 2 or 3…

Easy Choir – And His Name Was Emmanuel

I have written several choir pieces over the years with a small church choir in mind, for choir members who love to sing, and may or may not have had any formal training or previous large choir experience, the objective being the ability to prepare and perform an anthem and be successful at it!  …

Exsultet and other Easter material

Victorious God: The Exsultet in a New Way Doing research on the Exsultet, which I love to sing,  an online article and piece of music popped up, along with a description of the Book of Common Prayer and the printed Exsultet as muse for a new song.  It is written by Glenn Packiam – a…

3o (Thirty) Days of Prayer

This 30 Days of Prayer cycle was developed for St. James, Paso Robles, for the purpose of assisting the parish to be on its knees for their search process during the beginning of the Interim year, and to refocus on knowing and hearing from Jesus Christ.  It was printed up on legal size paper, with…