Welcome back to In Case You Missed It, a.k.a. ICYMI, our weekly blog roundup of the latest stories around the @fwd_mvt and #Episcopal world. Here are some of the topics that captured our attention this week.
We opened the week with a question inspired by one of our Advent resources, a new book of themed meditations by Christine McSpadden.
We love the open-ended nature of this one. What are you waiting for?
You can get What Are You Waiting For (the book) here. NB: To receive it or any of Forward Movement’s Advent resources for the start of the season, order by Friday, November 18.
Of course, using digital resources buys you some extra time. And one of our favorites is our new Journey through Advent app. Designed for use on its own or as a companion to our calendar, it features colorable cartoons drawn by Jay Sidebotham, daily readings and more.
You can also find many additional Advent resources in this big list on ECF Vital Practices.
In this intense election week, many resources in the #Episcopal community focused on the power of prayer, both before and after Election Day. In Forward Today, Scott offered a bit of both: a letter written before the results, to be shared after they came in. It highlighted what we as Christians could learn from this contentious time, no matter how it turned out. An excerpt:
It’s time for us to stop decrying our division and to start doing something about it. That will take a different form for each person and each community. What will you do? What do you hope others will do? For now, let us pray.
Here is Scott’s full letter.
Speaking of prayer, we leave you with the final offering of Forward Movement’s A Season of Prayer: For an Election.
Amen. Have a peaceful weekend.