Zion Episcopal Church 301 East Congress St. Charles Town, WV. 25414

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Episcopal Church in West Virginia

www.wvdiocese.org      -Diocese of West Virginia

www.peterkin.org  -Peterkin Retreat

http://bishopklusmeyer.blogspot.com/   Bishop’s Blog

http://www.sandscrest.com/  Conference and Retreat center Wheeling WV

http://www.thediocese.net/  Diocese of Virginia

http://www.ang-md.org/  Diocese of Maryland

The Washington National Cathedral     The National Catherdral in Washington

http://www.etswv.com   Equipping the Saints, a training program for congregatonal leaders

http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/   New Episcopal Digital News Service

 

Area Episcopal Churches

http://trinitymartinsburg.org/  Trinity in Martinsburg

http://www.trinityshepherdstown.org/  Trinity Church in ShepherdsTown

http://www.gracebrunswick.org   Grace Brunswick MD

http://www.stjohnshagerstown.org/  St. Johns Hagerstown, MD

http://www.stjohnswv.org/  St. Johns Wheeling

 

Charles Town Area churches

http://www.ctpres.org/  Charles town Presbyterian

http://www.stthomaswv.org/  St. Thomas Lutheran

http://charlestownbaptist.org/  Charles Town Baptist

http://www.myasburychurch.org/  Asbury United Methodist Church

http://www.stjameswv.org/  St James Roman Catholic Church

 

Area  Ministries

http://www.jccm.us/ Jefferson county Community Ministries

http://www.cwsglobal.org/  Church World Services

 

 

Worship Resouces 

http://www.lectionarypage.net/index.html  the liturgical calendar

http://montreal.anglican.org/comments/  commentaries on te revised common lectionary

https://www.churchpublishing.org/    Episcopal church publishing

http://www.reformedworship.org/all-themes  check out the back issues (season or date)

http://www.episcopalcafe.com/  Episcopal Café’

http://episcopalmarketplace.org/  Market place for Episcopalians – get your shield for your car today!

http://www.morningstarmusic.com/liturgicalplanning.cfm  Liturgical planning guide

http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/  Revised common Lectionary from Vanderbilt Divinity Library

— be sure to clink on the related “Art” and “Prayer”  link for that week

http://liturgy.co.nz/  Worship that works   -must see web site from New Zealand.  Visit their chapel on line for the daily office  both Morning and evening Prayer

http://www.lectionarypage.net/index.html  the liturgical calendar

http://montreal.anglican.org/comments/  commentaries on te revised common lectionary

http://www.reformedworship.org/all-themes  check out the back issues (season or date)

http://www.missionstclare.com/english/index.html   -Daily Prayer

http://www.holycross.net/index.cfm?section=1&page=52#L  –  Episcopal Dictionary

 

Childrens Ministries

http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/ Worshiping with Children – use the lectinary indexs

http://www.childrens-church-ministry.com/  free resources for childrens’s church

http://www.buildfaith.org/   Building Faith Web site  On–line Chrisan Ed Community  -Be sure to see their resources page!

 

 

Episcopal Church Information

ecusa.anglican.org – Episcopal Church USA

www.missionstclare.com – The Daily Office at Mission St. Clare

justus.anglican.org – Other Book of Common Prayer Resources

www.forwardmovement.org – Forward Movement – Day by Day

www.comeandgrow.org – Come and Grow: The Episcopal Church Welcomes You

www.npr.org – NPR Interview:Presiding Episcopal Bishop – Frank Griswold,III

www.wamu.org – NPR Interview: Presiding Episcopal Bishop – Elect Katharine Jefferts Schori

www.episcopalbookstore.com – The Episcopal Bookstore is an independent retail bookstore, specializing in meeting the needs of the liturgical Christian reader.

Anglicans Online index of Episcopal parishes – State by state index of Episcopal parishes

Church Pension Group

Ecunet

Episcopal Book of Common Prayer

Episcopal Church Annual, “The Red Book” – Online directory of Episcopal congregations and dioceses. Mirrors content in the Episcopal Church Annual published by Morehouse Publishing

Episcopal Network for Evangelism

Episcopal News Service

Episcopal Relief and Development – Formerly the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief

Episcopal Visitors Center

Episcopalian.org

The Official Episcopal Church Site

 

Anglican Church Information

http://www.oremus.org/liturgy/index.html  -Liturgical Library and other texts

This was once described as ‘the best and biggest Anglican library of texts’ on the Web

Anglican Communion portal

Anglican Hymnal

Anglicanos Spanish language portal

Anglicans Online

Lambeth Conference 1998

Project Canterbury – Anglican documents with a catholic perspective

The Anglican Communion

 

Other Web Sites

Social Justice

Episcopal Appalachian Ministries

Episcopal Migration Ministries

Episcopal Peace Fellowship

Episcopal Public Policy Network

Episcopal Women’s Caucus

Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation – An emerging network of lay and ordained economists, business people, students, social organizers, theologians, attorneys, labor activists, and advocates committed to God’s mission of justice, wholeness, and reconciliation in Jesus Christ.

Every Voice Network – Every Voice Network (EVN) is dedicated to informing, supporting, and uniting progressive Episcopalians engaged in peace and justice work. EVN’s mission is to advance the reign of God by providing a sophisticated, comprehensive, and collaborative communications infrastructure for progressive congregations, advocacy groups, and individuals in the Episcopal Church. EVN combines superlative journalism, on-line discussions, curriculum, and timely educational and advocacy events to create a widely accessible vehicle for the sharing of information, resources, and technology.

Integrity/National

National Episcopal AIDS Coalition

United Against Hate – An internet-enhanced grassroots campaign promoting passage of the Hate Crimes Preventive Act in the U.S. Congress. The campaign is a project of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Hate Crimes Task Force, a coalition of over 180 organizations working to strengthen federal hate crimes law.

 

Anglican/Episcopal Resources

Archives of the Episcopal Church

Church Publishing Inc.

Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes

Cowley Publications

Episcopal Book and Resource Center

Episcopal Cathedral and Teleconferencing Network

Episcopal Church Annual, The Red Book – Online version of the Episcopal Church Annual published by Morehouse Publishing. Locator and directories for Episcopal congregations and dioceses.

Episcopal Church symbols – Downloadable gif and jpeg images of Episcopal shield and other symbols

Episcopal LIturgical Calendar – Listing of lesson texts of the Episcopal (ECUSA) Eucharistic Lectionary.

Episcopal Media Center – The Episcopal Media Center serves seekers, learners and leaders by combining the reach of mass media and the immediacy of targeted audio/visual resources to deliver the message of the Gospel. We are an independent, nonprofit organization.

Forward Movement Publications

Leader Resources – Publisher of Journey to Adulthood and the Rite 13 programs.

The Ministree – Resources for families, communication ministry, and the Episcopal Church

The Morehouse Group

 

Professional Development

Episcopal Communicators

Interim Ministry Network

National Association of Self Supporting Active Ministry

National Network of Episcopal Clergy Associations

National Network of Lay Professionals

North American Association of the Diaconate

 

Service and Outreach

Episcopal Church Women

Episcopal Conference of the Deaf

Episcopal Health Ministries – A network with provincial representatives and a national coordinator, offering training in parish health ministries and parish nursing. Contact the coordinator, Jean Denton at jeandenton@aol.com.

Episcopal Mental Illness Network – The Episcopal Mental Illness Network supports through prayer and action consumers, families and or service providers whose lives are affected by major psychiatric disorders.

Episcopal Partnership for Global Mission

Episcopal Relief and Development

Faith Alive!

Girl’s Friendly Society

Happening – Renewal experience for youth

National Episcopal Cursillo

South American Missionary Society-USA – SAMS-USA is a voluntary missionary society in the Episcopal Church that is a sister society of SAMS-Great Britain, SAMS-Australia, SAMS-Canada, SAMS-Ireland, and SAMS New Zealand. SAMS-USA has 50 long-term missionaries serving in eight countries in Latin America and Spain, and also offers a variety of opportunities for short-term missionary service.

 

Anglican/Episcopal Publications

Anglican Digest

Episcopal Life

The Living Church

The Witness magazine

 

Stewardship and Development

www.alban.org – Alban Institute

www.ecusa.anglican.org – Environmental Stewardship

www.ecusa.anglican.org – Stewardship lessons for children

www.episcopalchurch.org/stewardship – Stewardship department of the national Episcopal Church

www.episcopalfoundation.org – Episcopal Church Foundation

www.parishpublishing.org – Publisher of Stewardship magazine

www.spiritualityandpractice.com – Stewardship as a spiritual practice

www.stewardshipoflife.org – Stewardship Life Institute

www.stewardshipresources.org – Ecumenical Stewardship Center

www.operationtabasamu.blogspot.com – Trinity’s very own reaching out!

www.tens.org – The Episcopal Network for Stewardship

www.sacredplaces.org – Partners for Sacred Places – Information clearing house on care and use of older sacred places.

 

Liturgy and Music

American Guild of Organists – The AGO is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields, and is the largest membership organization in the country dedicated to a single instrument. Founded in 1896 as an educational and service organization, it seeks to set and maintain high musical standards, and to promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music.

Anglican Musicians Association – The Association takes as its purpose the elevation, stimulation, and support of music and the allied arts in all their aspects in the Anglican church, and especially in their relationship to liturgy.

Christian Music Times

Cyberhymnal – This site has over 4,700 Christian hymns & Gospel songs from many denominations. You’ll find lyrics, scores, MIDI files, pictures, history, & more. To use the site effectively, you’ll need speakers, a sound card, & a browser that supports JavaScript & XHTML, & can play MIDI files.

Episcopal Eucharist – Explanation of the Episcopal Church’s understanding and conduct of the Eucharist.

Leadership Program for Musicians Serving Small Congregations – LPM is a program of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music of the Episcopal Church, The Division for Congregational Ministries Worship Staff of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Virginia Theological Seminary. It offers training programs that give participants an increased sense of vocational awareness, commitment to music ministry, and self-worth as lay ministers, to improve musical, pastoral, and leadership skills, and to expand their own and their congregations’ visions of the variety of music and leadership practices that are appropriate to the liturgies of the Lutheran and Episcopal Churches.

http://www.churchmusic.org.uk/ Anglican Church Music

http://www.saintpaulsepiscopal.com/misc_files/Acolyte_Training_Manual_Online.pdf   –  Acolyte Training Manual

National Altar Guild

 

Christian Formation

ExploreFaith – Launched in 1999, explorefaith.org is a non-profit organization with a growing list of Partner Churches that support its mission and development. Explorefaith.org and its associates are deeply committed to ongoing spiritual formation for people of all ages and all backgrounds, living in countries around the world.

 

Spirituality & Theology

Center for Progressive Chrisitianity – The mission of The Center for Progressive Christianity is:
To reach out to those for whom organized religion has proved ineffectual, irrelevant, or repressive, as well as to those who have given up on or are unacquainted with it; to uphold evangelism as an agent of justice and peace; to give a strong voice both in the churches and the public arena to the advocates of progressive Christianity; to support those who embrace the search, not certainty.

 

Congregational Development

Start Up!Start Over! – Start Up! Start Over! is a mission-oriented training program for people who believe that church is about the transformation of people’s lives. The program provides practical, goal oriented congregational development and growth training.