Resources

[vc_row centered=”yes” bg_type=”image” parallax_style=”vcpb-default” bg_image_new=”id^989|url^https://paperbagcathedrals.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/iStock_4836276_LARGE_dark-cool-blue.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^Blue/Green Stained Glass|description^null”][vc_column][ultimate_spacer height=”5″][ultimate_spacer height=”40″][vc_separator color=”white”][vc_custom_heading text=”WORSHIP SERIES AVAILABLE IN WORKSHOPS” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”For clergy and laity! Learn a new way of working together. Each series includes 4 to 6 weeks of coordinating plans for every dimension of worship.” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23edd93e” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”For the pastor’s preparation: Focus, Monday Morning Notes, Worship Ways & Words, Sermon Shapers, and Communion. For lay participation: Hand-off ready resources for Children’s Worship, Dramatic Arts, Visual Arts, and Scripture Sharing.” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23edd93e” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”Additional series available upon request.” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23edd93e” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][ultimate_spacer height=”40″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row centered=”yes”][vc_column][ultimate_spacer height=”50″][vc_custom_heading text=”COMPLETE THEMATIC RESOURCES FOR CLERGY AND LAITY” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%237c7c7c” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][ultimate_spacer height=”25″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”COME AWAY” h2_font_container=”font_size:20|line_height:1″ h2_google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” h4=”4-Week Worship Series” style=”flat” color=”grey” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Request Information” btn_style=”flat” btn_color=”inverse” btn_align=”center” use_custom_fonts_h2=”true” btn_button_block=”true”]Rest is an invitation, gift, and commandment. And it’s an essential part of God’s rescue plan for all creation. Come-away rest doesn’t just pause busyness. It transforms reality.[/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”MUSTARD SEED MOMENTS: Small, Overlooked Life-Changers” h2_font_container=”font_size:20|line_height:1″ h2_google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” h4=”5-Week Worship Series” style=”flat” color=”grey” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Request Information” btn_style=”flat” btn_color=”inverse” btn_align=”center” use_custom_fonts_h2=”true” btn_button_block=”true”]The kingdom of God doesn’t require big plans and grand people. God knows how to start small. Right here. With that tiny seed already in your hand.

(Recommended for October. Includes resources for World Communion, Laity Sunday, and All Saints Day.)[/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”LIVING IN THE SACRED ORDINARY” h2_font_container=”font_size:20|line_height:1″ h2_google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” h4=”4-Week Worship Series” style=”flat” color=”grey” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Request Information” btn_style=”flat” btn_color=”inverse” btn_align=”center” use_custom_fonts_h2=”true” btn_button_block=”true”]Most of life is not spent on glorious mountaintops or in dark valleys. It’s spent somewhere in between. Somewhere ordinary, usual, unremarkable. How can we find the sacred in these in-between times?[/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”FEEDING THE HUNGER” h2_font_container=”font_size:20|line_height:1″ h2_google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” h4=”4-Week Worship Series” style=”flat” color=”grey” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Request Information” btn_style=”flat” btn_color=”inverse” btn_align=”center” use_custom_fonts_h2=”true” btn_button_block=”true”]What if our restlessness is actually a spiritual hunger — a yearning for God? Recognize and feed this hunger with simple practices together: baptism, Sabbath, testimony and Communion.[/vc_cta][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”POWER RESISTORS” h2_font_container=”font_size:20|line_height:1″ h2_google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” h4=”4-Week Worship Series” style=”flat” color=”grey” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Request Information” btn_style=”flat” btn_color=”inverse” btn_align=”center” use_custom_fonts_h2=”true” btn_button_block=”true”]The world teaches us to grab and protect power. But God has a different way. Stand with the powerless. Resist on their behalf. It’s a risky practice. And it’s right where God shows up.[/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”GRUMBLE, GRUMBLE, GRUMBLE” h2_font_container=”font_size:20|line_height:1″ h2_google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” h4=”4-Week Worship Series” style=”flat” color=”grey” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Request Information” btn_style=”flat” btn_color=”inverse” btn_align=”center” use_custom_fonts_h2=”true” btn_button_block=”true”]God’s people have been known to whine, grouse, complain and gripe. It’s a staple of our tradition. So what does all the grumbling mean? And how does grace speak back?

(Recommended for November. Includes resources for Thanksgiving Sunday.)[/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”JUST TO BE NEAR” h2_font_container=”font_size:20|line_height:1″ h2_google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” h4=”6-Week Worship Series” style=”flat” color=”grey” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Request Information” btn_style=”flat” btn_color=”inverse” btn_align=”center” use_custom_fonts_h2=”true” btn_button_block=”true”]Six people who risked everything for a chance to be near Jesus. Their decisions were unthinkable, costly, ridiculous. And absolutely priceless.[/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”JUST ANYBODY” h2_font_container=”font_size:20|line_height:1″ h2_google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” h4=”4-Week Worship Series” style=”flat” color=”grey” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Request Information” btn_style=”flat” btn_color=”inverse” btn_align=”center” use_custom_fonts_h2=”true” btn_button_block=”true”]The salvation story is packed with unappealing, undesirable, untrustworthy folks. God keeps hiring persons who should never even get a job interview. And maybe that’s the point.[/vc_cta][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”DO NOT BE AFRAID” h2_font_container=”font_size:20|line_height:1″ h2_google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” h4=”4-Week Worship Series” style=”flat” color=”grey” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Request Information” btn_style=”flat” btn_color=”inverse” btn_align=”center” use_custom_fonts_h2=”true” btn_button_block=”true”]Four simple words. The Bible’s most repeated response to tragedy, loss, and everyday life. More than a command, it’s a promise. Love comes for you. And the forces of fear don’t stand a chance.

(Recommended for January. Includes resources for Baptism of the Lord, Covenant Renewal, and Human Relations Day.)[/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”STRANGER STORIES: Lessons in Hospitality” h2_font_container=”font_size:20|line_height:1″ h2_google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” h4=”4-Week Worship Series” style=”flat” color=”grey” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Request Information” btn_style=”flat” btn_color=”inverse” btn_align=”center” use_custom_fonts_h2=”true” btn_button_block=”true”]Stories about strangers in the Bible are actually stories about hospitality. But they’re not mere lessons in playing nice. They show us who God is. And who God dares us to be.[/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”CALLED: Listening for God’s Voice in Everyday Life” h2_font_container=”font_size:20|line_height:1″ h2_google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” h4=”4-Week Worship Series” style=”flat” color=”grey” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Request Information” btn_style=”flat” btn_color=”inverse” btn_align=”center” use_custom_fonts_h2=”true” btn_button_block=”true”]All persons are called by God. In all dimensions of their lives. And God has some surprising ways of calling. Most of them occur right here in ordinary life. Ready to listen?[/vc_cta][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][ultimate_spacer height=”30″][/vc_column][/vc_row]