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Making it to Holy Week services with Little Children

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by Molly Ruch I know some of you are looking at the four days of services beginning tonight and wondering how on earth you will do them with children in tow. Well, as someone who has been there and made it through (and, I might add, with a husband who had all sorts of excuses […]

Easter Bells

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by Molly Ruch My kids are my great help in reminding me of our Easter traditions – especially the traditions involving candy.  I was recently reminded by them that last year we had egg cups around the house with jelly beans.   I think, “Oh yeah, I forgot about that.  I need to add jelly beans […]

Great Books for Lent and Easter

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by Jill Swanson (Jill writes a regular blog recommending great children’s literature, and has taken some time to give some COTC some special recommendations. You can find her blog at orangemarmaladebooks.com) Hi Church of the Cross, I have to say, to start with, that I am picky about children’s Easter books. Even young children absorb many messages […]

Finding the Right Book of Common Prayer for You

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by Peter Berg At Church of the Cross, we use the Book of Common Prayer for our liturgies, prayer services, and more. It is a very helpful resource, but it can be a bit intimidating to find one to use on your own. Which edition should I get–the 1662, the 1928, the 1979? Does it […]

Great Books for Advent & Christmas

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by Jill Swanson (Jill writes a regular blog recommending great children’s literature, and has taken some time to give some COTC some special recommendations. You can find her blog at orangemarmaladebooks.com) Digging out the box of Christmas books has always been a much-anticipated moment in our family. Over the years we’ve collected a nice stash mostly from […]

What is a polkacello?

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polkacello pol.ka.cel.lo – /’po-ke-che-lo/ Function:  noun Inflected form(s): plural polkacellos First known use: 1970 Definition:  a large, unusual musical instrument that is held by the player while the player is standing, a member of the percussion family (musical instruments you play be hitting or shaking).  It originated in Minnesota, USA and became popular at family […]

Mutual of Canterbury: Wild Anglicans (2014 Annual Movie)

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A few fun facts about the movie… 1) The koala bear found in the second scene is actually Blair Carlson’s childhood toy, and is actually from Australia. 2) When it comes time to write the script for these videos, Christian always asks someone else to do it–he never feels like he has enough ideas.  But […]