The Collect Call: For the Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Collect Call is a podcast that unpacks and reflects upon the meaning of the collect of the week – that prayer at the start of the service that changes every week. Turns out there’s a lot in those little paragraphs! Hosts Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale and Holli Powell challenge themselves to learn about the history of the prayers, reflect on their spiritual meaning and application to daily life, and, inevitably, reduce them to tweets. In the fourth episode, we tackle the collect for the fourth Sunday of Easter, and we learn that sheep are smarter than you think.

The Collect Call is a pilot project offered by the Acts 8 Moment through Easter Season. Will it last past Easter or burn in the tongues of flame on Pentecost? You tell us! If you like this show, please share it, comment here or on Facebook, and leave us a review on iTunes.

 

This Week’s Prayer

(page 225 of the Book of Common Prayer, or bcponline.org):

 

O God, whose Son Jesus 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.

 

Things we referred to in the show:

 

The Restoration Project – A movement devoted to nurturing mature followers of Jesus with a clear call

 

Holli’s Sermon for Good Shepherd Sunday – wherein we learn that sheep will hold you accountable

 

Listening Hearts – a slim volume about discernment

 

Easter People – a podcast featuring four friends talking lightheartedly about faith

 

About the hosts:

 

Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale is a member of the Episcopal Church of All Saints, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Holli Powell is a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Georgetown, Kentucky.

Holli And Brendan

Other Credits:

 

Theme Music: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, performed by Aaron DeVries, distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

Image: Grant C., distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.

The Collect Call: For the Third Sunday of Easter

The Collect Call is a podcast that unpacks and reflects upon the meaning of the collect of the week – that prayer at the start of the service that changes every week. Turns out there’s a lot in those little paragraphs! Hosts Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale and Holli Powell challenge themselves to learn about the history of the prayers, reflect on their spiritual meaning and application to daily life, and, inevitably, reduce them to tweets. In the third episode, we tackle the collect for the third Sunday of Easter, and we learn about the mysterious office of the Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer.

 

The Collect Call is a pilot project offered by the Acts 8 Moment through Easter Season. Will it last past Easter or burn in the tongues of flame on Pentecost? You tell us! If you like this show, please share it, comment here or on Facebook, and leave us a review on iTunes.

 

This Week’s Prayer

(page 224 of the Book of Common Prayer, or bcponline.org):

 

O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Things we referred to in the show:

 

Pulpit Fiction – A weekly podcast by Robb McCoy and Eric Fistler about the lectionary and more.

 

Draughting Theology – Including The Rev. Steve Pankey’s sermon about this show!

 

About the hosts:

 

Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale is a member of the Episcopal Church of All Saints, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Holli Powell is a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Georgetown, Kentucky.

 

Other Credits:

 

Theme Music: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, performed by Aaron DeVries, distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

 

Image: Grant C., distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.

 

The Collect Call: For the Second Sunday in Easter

 

The Collect Call is a podcast that unpacks and reflects upon the meaning of the collect of the week – that prayer at the start of the service that changes every week. Turns out there’s a lot in those little paragraphs! Hosts Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale and Holli Powell challenge themselves to learn about the history of the prayers, reflect on their spiritual meaning and application to daily life, and, inevitably, reduce them to tweets. In the second episode, we tackle the collect for the second Sunday of Easter, and a special guest tells us why “collect” is pronounced the way it is.

The Collect Call is a pilot project offered by the Acts 8 Moment through Easter Season. Will it last past Easter? You tell us! If you like this show, please share it, comment here or on Facebook, and leave us a review on iTunes.

 

This Week’s Prayers

(page 224 of the Book of Common Prayer, or bcponline.org):

 

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 God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

About the hosts:

 

Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale is a member of the Episcopal Church of All Saints, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Holli Powell is a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Georgetown, Kentucky.

 

Special guest Frank Smith is a member of the Episcopal Church of All Saints, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Things we referred to in the show:

 

Episcopal Prayers for Sharing – Tweetable prayers and more from Laura Catalano

 

Other Credits:

 

Theme Music: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, performed by Aaron DeVries, distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

Image: Grant C., distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.

Anglican Rosary Prayer: Easter Sunday

The Acts 8 Prayer Committee is happy to present a selection of rosary prayers to be prayed each day of Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday. Each day we will be posting the next day’s prayer recording, or the full text of all prayers can be found here.

You can also subscribe to the Acts 8 Moment podcast channel in iTunes so that you won’t ever miss a recording!

The Collect Call

The Collect Call is a podcast that unpacks and reflects upon the meaning of the collect of the week – that prayer at the start of the service that changes every week. Turns out there’s a lot in those short little paragraphs! Hosts Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale and Holli Powell challenge themselves to learn a little about the history of the prayers, reflect on their spiritual meaning and application to daily life, and, inevitably, reduce them to tweets. In the first episode, we tackle two of the three collects offered for Easter Sunday.

The Collect Call is a pilot project offered by the Acts 8 Moment through Easter Season. Will it last past Easter? You tell us! If you like this show, please share it, comment here or on Facebook, and leave us a review on iTunes.

 

This Week’s Prayers

(page 222 of the Book of Common Prayer, or bcponline.org):

 

O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

and

 

Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

About the hosts:

 

Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale is a member of the Episcopal Church of All Saints, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Holli Powell is a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Georgetown, Kentucky.

 

Things we referred to in the show:

 

A Commentary on the American Prayer Book, by Marion J. Hatchett

 

Fifty Days of Fabulous – Join this community to celebrate the whole 50 days of Easter

 

Other Credits:

 

Theme Music: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, performed by Aaron DeVries, distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

 

Image: Grant C., distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.

 

Barking Dog in the Background: Scottie, Brendan’s neighbor’s dog. He probably saw a squirrel.

 

Anglican Rosary Prayer: Holy Saturday

The Acts 8 Prayer Committee is happy to present a selection of rosary prayers to be prayed each day of Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday. Each day we will be posting the next day’s prayer recording, or the full text of all prayers can be found here.

You can also subscribe to the Acts 8 Moment podcast channel in iTunes so that you won’t ever miss a recording!

Anglican Rosary Prayer: Good Friday

The Acts 8 Prayer Committee is happy to present a selection of rosary prayers to be prayed each day of Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday. Each day we will be posting the next day’s prayer recording, or the full text of all prayers can be found here.

You can also subscribe to the Acts 8 Moment podcast channel in iTunes so that you won’t ever miss a recording!

Anglican Rosary Prayer: Maundy Thursday

The Acts 8 Prayer Committee is happy to present a selection of rosary prayers to be prayed each day of Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday. Each day we will be posting the next day’s prayer recording, or the full text of all prayers can be found here.

You can also subscribe to the Acts 8 Moment podcast channel in iTunes so that you won’t ever miss a recording!

Anglican Rosary Prayer: Wednesday of Holy Week

The Acts 8 Prayer Committee is happy to present a selection of rosary prayers to be prayed each day of Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday. Each day we will be posting the next day’s prayer recording, or the full text of all prayers can be found here.

You can also subscribe to the Acts 8 Moment podcast channel in iTunes so that you won’t ever miss a recording!

Anglican Rosary Prayer: Tuesday of Holy Week

The Acts 8 Prayer Committee is happy to present a selection of rosary prayers to be prayed each day of Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday. Each day we will be posting the next day’s prayer recording, or the full text of all prayers can be found here.

You can also subscribe to the Acts 8 Moment podcast channel in iTunes so that you won’t ever miss a recording!