Category Archives: Parish Traditions

2013 Back to School Prayer Vigil

Every church seems to have their own spin on Back to School. We have a Back to School Prayer Vigil the Sunday before school starts. This year our county schools start on August 19; we’ll have our prayer vigil on … Continue reading

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Pentecost 2013: The Holy Spirit!

My co-chairman for Sunday School events and I are an ESTJ and an ISTJ (Myers-Briggs). When we plan for our annual Sunday School Recognition each May to close out the Sunday School year, we start planning in May of the … Continue reading

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Planning for Advent 2012

What’s up at our place for Advent 2012? We’re traveling new paths to Bethlehem this year! Our young parents have asked, and we’re trying some new things. Some things will remain the same. As we did last year, we bought … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross for Children

When I reported here on our first go at doing a Stations of the Cross for our Godly Play children (ages 4 through 5th grade), several people asked me where they could find the “script” that she used. Diane, our … Continue reading

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“Blowing Up” Pentecost

It is our parish tradition to hold “Sunday School Recognition” on the last day of Sunday School in May (we resume – or begin a new “year” the first Sunday after Labor Day in September in the US). We encourage … Continue reading

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Advent Workshop 2011 – The Advent Wreath (epilogue)

(For the rest of the story, see here, here, and here.) A few people weren’t able to be at the workshop but had helped immensely with the process during the planning stages. As a thank you, I spent a bit … Continue reading

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How We Tell the Advent Stories

Ever since my oldest (23) was a first grader, we’ve been using the same traditional Christmas Pageant at our church. Our pageant usually takes place in lieu of the 9:00 a.m. service on the 4th Sunday of Advent. The 1st … Continue reading

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