The Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd): A Collect Reflection

The Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd) O God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice, we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Collect [...]

By |2019-03-08T15:42:57-06:00April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sacrifice AND Example: A Collect Reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter

The Third Sunday of Easter Almighty God, you gave your only Son to be for us both a sacrifice for sin and an example of godly living: Give us the grace thankfully to receive this his inestimable benefit, and daily to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with [...]

By |2019-03-08T15:49:48-06:00April 14th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Second Sunday of Easter: A Collect Reflection

The Second Sunday of Easter Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one [...]

By |2019-03-08T15:47:36-06:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fixed in a Swiftly Changing World: A Collect Reflection for The Fifth Sunday in Lent, Passion Sunday

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. The Fifth Sunday in Lent [Passion Sunday] Almighty God, you alone can bring [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:36:06-06:00March 17th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , |2 Comments

The Bread that Really Satisfies: A Collect Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. The Fourth Sunday in Lent Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ [...]

By |2020-01-06T12:21:09-06:00March 10th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Collect Reflections: The Third Sunday in Lent

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. The Third Sunday in Lent Heavenly Father, you made us for yourself, [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:36:16-06:00March 4th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Collect Reflections: The Second Sunday in Lent

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. The Second Sunday in Lent Almighty God, you know that we have [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:36:19-06:00February 24th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Collect Reflections: The First Sunday in Lent

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. The First Sunday in Lent Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:36:25-06:00February 17th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ash Wednesday, A Collect Reflection

This post is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. Ash Wednesday Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are [...]

By |2020-02-25T18:23:19-06:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Collect Reflections: The Last Sunday of Epiphany (Transfiguration)

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. The Last Sunday of Epiphany (Transfiguration) O God, who before the passion [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:36:30-06:00February 10th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Collect Reflections: The Second to last Sunday of Epiphany – World Mission Sunday

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. The Second to last Sunday of Epiphany: World Mission Sunday Almighty God, [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:36:32-06:00February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Collect Reflections: The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany O God, you know that we are set in the midst of so many and grave dangers that in the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant us your strength and protection to support us in all dangers and carry us through every temptation; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:36:36-06:00January 27th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Collect Reflections: The Third Sunday of Epiphany

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. The season of Epiphany is directed outward; it’s about the light that [...]

Collect Reflections: The Second Sunday of Epiphany

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. The Second Sunday of Epiphany Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus [...]

Collect Reflections: The First Sunday after the Epiphany; The Baptism of Our Lord

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. Epiphany-what? Sadly, the time for saying "Merry Christmas" has come to an [...]

Collect Reflections: The First Sunday of Christmas

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. Have you ever had a hard "Christmas landing"? I have. I think [...]

What Is The Christ Candle?

The "Christ Candle" is the large white candle in the middle of an Advent wreath. On the four Sundays of Advent, you'll see the Advent wreath at the Anglican Church. Around it will be four candles, three purple, and one pink. And in its center is a large white candle. That's the Christ Candle. Each Sunday of Advent a new [...]

By |2020-05-08T10:20:50-05:00December 24th, 2017|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Fourth Sunday in Advent; Annunciation, A Collect Reflection

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Advent Stir up your power, [...]

How to Lead a Daily Office Service (Morning or Evening Prayer) for a Group

Daily Office: Easier Said (Alone) than Done (With a Group)! In the interests of making the Daily Office (Morning and Evening Prayer) more accessible, I've been putting together Daily Office Booklets for a while now. Ideally, with just a Bible and a booklet, you should be able to work your way through both Morning and Evening Prayer on your own [...]

The Third Sunday in Advent: A Collect Reflection

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. Advent By now, if you’ve been following the collect reflections, you’ve [...]

The Second Sunday in Advent: A Collect Reflection

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. Collect for the Second Sunday of Advent Blessed Lord, who caused [...]

The First Sunday in Advent: A Collect Reflection

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. Collect for the First Sunday in Advent Almighty God, give us [...]

Week of the Sunday from Nov 20 to Nov 26; Christ the King; Proper 29, A Collect Reflection

Christ the King Sunday The last Sunday after Pentecost, before the start of a new church year at Advent, is known as "Christ the King Sunday." Here is the collect: Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of [...]

Week of the Sunday from Nov 13 to Nov 19; Proper 28, A Collect Reflection

It’s almost the end of the year. No, really. When I first became Anglican, I had little understanding of the church’s calendar. I knew that Advent was a thing that meant I should hold off on Christmas carols. I knew that Lent was a thing that meant I should give up something for 40 days. And…that was pretty much it. [...]