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May 19, 2020

What kind of cat are you?

In our final Chapel of the 2019-2020 school year, Mr. Cannon reads a story about cats and discusses how we all see the world from a different perspective. 

 


Lessons

 

What kind of cat are you?

In our final Chapel of the 2019-2020 school year, Mr. Cannon reads a story about cats and discusses how we all see the world from a different perspective. 

Laughter Is a God Thing!

God works in mysterious ways, and sometimes all we can do is laugh at the beauty and enjoyment that can come when we least expect it. Like after all sports are suspended, and a professional soccer announcer turns his talents to Labrador Retrievers.

Giving Thanks to All Moms

Father Ken reads the Song of Mary, and we thank all the moms out there for their incredible strength and love!

God's Love Conquers All

Father Ken talks about Mother Julian of Norwich and her strange but inspiring story of overcoming sickness and suffering.

The Story of You

You have the power to change the world! Plus a tribute to Malcolm Cooper.

The Good Shepherd

Father Ken leads a chapel meditation using Psalm 23. "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want."

The Power of the Spirit

You have the power give others strength, even if you don't think you do. We close out the service with an inspirational song by U2. 🤘

Finding Peace in the Here and Now

It's good to try to make things better, but there is beauty and wisdom in being at peace with who you are, right here and right now.

Seeing Is Not Believing

Father Ken tells the story of Thomas, the disciple who famously doubted Jesus' resurrection until seeing Jesus for himself.

Remembering What Matters Most

Mr. Cannon returns to Chapel and talks about how an unexpected change can be uncomfortable, but it's also valuable because it reminds us of the things and people we care about the most.

Easter Friday

Father Ken reveals the winners of the Elate 8 of the Lent Madness tournament.

Road to Emmaus

As Easter week draws to a close, Father Ken tells the story of Jesus reappearing after his resurrection.

Good Friday

Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.

Maundy Thursday

This Christian holy day commemorates the Washing of the Feet and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.

Passover

Father Ken tells the story of Exodus and explains the significance of the Passover holiday.  

Holy Week Begins

As Lent comes to an end, Father Ken explains the significance of Holy Week and looks ahead to Easter.

Passion Sunday

Father Ken prepares us for Passion Sunday — also known as Palm Sunday — and explains how this special service mimics a pilgrimage.

Chapel Meditation

Father Ken uses a story from the book of Genesis to lead a meditation.

The Saintly Sixteen

Father Ken talks about two of the "Saintly Sixteen" in the "Lent Madness" tournament.

Strength in Uncertainty

Father Ken recounts how he and a group of middle schoolers found common ground with local Haitians through a simple song.


Songs

 


Prayers

 

Daily Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer for the Episcopal Church has a section called the Daily Office. It divides the day into four cycles of prayer: Morning, Noonday, Evening, and Compline. I find Compline to be a really lovely way to end the day. There are several online sites for the Daily Office, but my favorite is Mission St. Clare.

— Father Ken

 

Prayer for Children

Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Prayer for Guidance

O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light riseth up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save  us from all false choices, and that in thy light we may see light, and in thy straight path may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Prayer for Parents

Almighty God, giver of life and love, bless all parents and those charged with the care of children. Grant them wisdom and devotion in the ordering of their common life, that each may be to the other a strength in need, a counselor in perplexity, a comfort in sorrow, and a companion in joy. And so knit their wills together in your will and their spirits in your Spirit, that they may live together in love and peace all the days of their life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

Prayer for Peace

Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

 

Prayer for Protection

Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and prayers, and dispose the way of thy servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation; that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by thy gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Prayer for Young Persons

Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.