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Author: Patrick Bourckel

An Alternate Universe: Living the Church Calendar

Coming to Sunday worship means entering a different “time zone” – one marked by the ancient rhythms of the church calendar. So, what are the rules, the guiding forces behind the strange world that is liturgical time? Patrick Bourckel offers a few points about the nature of entering into the Church’s calendar.

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The Anatomy of a Prayer: Using the Collect in Worship

There are many ways we can speak the language of prayer in our gathered worship. I believe that all of these methods of prayer in worship have value, but I’d like to highlight a specific form of prayer – the collect – as a model and method for how we can pray together.

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