The Collect Call: for Palm Sunday

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If you’ve ever been to a Palm Sunday service, you know it’s kind of a whirlwind of emotions. This episode is kind of like that.

We’re also going to be with you every step of the way through Holy Week, with special episodes about the collects for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, in addition to our regularly scheduled Palm Sunday and Easter shows. Stay tuned to iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

 

This Week’s Prayer

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(page 219 of the Book of Common Prayer, or bcponline.org)

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

 

The Collect Call: For the Second Sunday after Christmas

 

Brendan and emergency guest host the Rev. David Simmons go deeper than you could possibly imagine on adverbs and New Year’s resolutions. Holli needs to get better right quick so we don’t do this again.

The Collect Call 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.

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Thanks to The Rev. Emmetri Monica Beane, deacon at Little Fork Episcopal Church in Rixeyville, Virginia, for weighing in on our questions about the Revised Common Lectionary. Find her on Twitter at @deaconem540

Follow special guest host David Simmons on Twitter at @frsimmons

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This Week’s Prayer

(page 213 of the Book of Common Prayer, or bcponline.org):

O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of 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.

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 Proper 15

In our twentieth episode, Holli and Brendan determine that substitutionary atonement is a shade too heavy on two hours of sleep, and ensample some interesting linguistics without the help of our Linguist in Residence. 

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.

Or on Soundcloud:

Places to listen to us:

Stitcher Radio

Soundcloud

iTunes

Places to talk to us:

@thecollectcall

Email (listen to the show for the address)

Acts 8 Moment Facebook

Or leave us a comment here!

This Week’s Prayer

(page 232 of the Book of Common Prayer, or bcponline.org):

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of this redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son 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.

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.

Upcoming Acts8 tweetchat monday at 9 EDT!

tweetcatThis coming Monday, July 14th, Acts8 will host it’s second tweetchat!  Gather around your computer at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central for a facilitated discussion.  The subject, following on the BLOGFORCE Meme challenge, will be humor in the church. The hashtag to follow along is #acts8tc

Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale (@IndyBrendan), world-famous co-host of The Collect Call and renowned owner of Episcopal cats will be hosting.

The conversation will last about an hour, and it’ll be a great chance to meet other folks, and talk about this conversation.

Can’t wait to see you there!

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Acts 8 Mission Gathering – April 22-24 in Scottsdale

Re-Creating a Missionary Church!

a09F000000FxZPCIA3_1Come be a part of a new generation of leadership in the Episcopal Church as we pray, work, and grow into the leadership of a missionary church. Within the beautiful surroundings of the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, we will build on the momentum of spontaneous gatherings that started in the summer of 2012. They created a movement that has since spread around the country.

Acts 8 seeks the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the creative renewal of the Episcopal Church. We take our inspiration from the church’s great historic missionary societies, but with a greater flair for modern communications.

resized_CamelbackSMOur movement is not yet fully formed. At this mission gathering, we aim to more clearly discern our specific mission and determine what we are uniquely called to do to help renew the church. Discernment sessions will be interspersed with workshops on missionary prayer, reinvigorating existing communities, and planting new church entities. And of course, plenty of time for prayer and community building.

Lay and clergy participation is encouraged. Prior involvement in Acts 8 is not required or expected.

The conference will begin the morning of Monday, April 22 and conclude at lunchtime on Wednesday, April 24. For attendees coming from the East Coast, planning to arrive on the evening of Sunday, April 21 is recommended.

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