Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition


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1.The following video has tips on Family Worship in the home. You can use this song sheet, Booman Fave Hymns, in your worship. 

2. Morning/Evening prayer liturgy for family worship
This is the new ACNA family worship liturgy. The Boomans have been using a similar liturgy for years and the boys enjoy ‘owning’ and memorizing the different prayersACNA – Family Worship (revised)
3. The Prayer of St. Patrick 
One of the greatest protection/spiritual warfare prayers ever written. It is included in our hymnal and is often sung at ordinations. I came across this prayer in college and have been praying it ever since (I still have the copy I used 14 years ago in my wallet). Since the coronavirus hit I’ve especially been praying this prayer as a family before bedPrayer of St. Patrick
4. This John Eldredge podcast 
This is one of the best responses to the virus I’ve heard. If you’re feeling fear or anxiety, this will help you to lift your eyes above the wind and waves to the Saviorpodcast link
5. This CS Lewis essay 
 A classic sermon by CS Lewis, preached in 1939 as Europe was exploding in war. Lewis offers wise counsel on how to face a global crisis. Quite relevant for today.  CS Lewis essay
6. Right Now Media
 If you’re struggling with video content to entertain the kids when you’re trying to get other things done (like running a household in quarantine :), Right Now Media offers some exceptional programming for kids. St. Michael’s has purchased a subscription to help resource families in this crisis and you can access it here… It is basically a Christian Netflix. The Booman boys especially like Superbook, VeggieTales, Bibleman, The Mr. Phil Show, and 321 Penguins.  RightNow Media sign up
7. The Chronicles of Narnia audiobooks

As Shakespeare is head and shoulders above all other playwrights, the Chronicles of Narnia are head and shoulders above all other children’s literature. By God’s grace this extraordinary series has been narrated by the greatest Shakespearian actors in the world including Kenneth Branagh, Alex Jennings, Michael York, Lynn Redgrave, Derek Jacobi, Jeremy Northam, and Patrick Stewart. My boys who are 4 and 6 have listened to the entire series half a dozen times in the car, and keep coming back for more. It can be purchased on Amazon OR listened to for FREE on Hoopla: www.hoopladigital.com.

8. The New City Catechism app

The New City Catechism for Kids is a resource aimed at teaching the core doctrines of the Christian faith to children ages 4–11. With 52 easy-to-understand questions and short answers set to incredibly catchy tunes, this is a home run for Christian families. The Boomans listen to it every morning over breakfast, and throughout the day. It is designed to help children understand who God is and what he has done and we have found that it prompts wonderful discussions around the breakfast or dinner table. Download from the app store today!

9. Seeds Family Worship

Seeds Family Worship is a tremendous resource for getting the Word of God into the home and into the hearts of our children. With 167 of the greatest verses of the Bible set to music, this makes Bible memorization easy and fun. Great to listen to in the car or in the home, parents will find themselves singing along! It can be listened to on iTunes, Right Now Media, and other platforms.  https://www.seedsfamilyworship.com/

10. Family Discipleship in Quarantine with the Rev. Dr. Rob Reinow

a timely teaching by the Rev. Dr. Rob Reinow, from a St. Michael’s Zoom call. Rob shares some practical. ideas for connecting with our children in isolation and making the most of this time together. Reinow Zoom call

11. Six Songs for Mealtimes

God’s people have always praised Him in song. Before crises, during crises, and after crises, we were made to sing. Here are the Boomans singing some of our favorite mealtime songs of thanksgiving. Boomans Singing

12. Testimony of God’s Care and Protection

An extraordinary life-and-death testimony by Jules Deas, reminding us that God cares for us, and is always speaking to His children. Jules Deas Testimony