Walking “The Way of Love” as a Beloved Community at Saint Mark’s




Along The Way...

Pause, listen, and choose to follow Jesus

Reflect on Scripture each day, especially Jesus’ life and teachings

Dwell intentionally with God each day

Gather in community weekly to thank, praise, and draw near God

Share faith and unselfishly give and serve

Cross boundaries, listen deeply, and live like Jesus

Receive the gift of God’s grace, peace, and restoration



Resources Along the Way


“Brother, Give Us a Word” Meditations from the Society of St. John the Evangelist, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

These short paragraphs offer reflections from different members of an Episcopal monastic community on how a single word may open doors of spiritual insight. There is an opportunity to subscribe and receive daily words via email.


“Contemporary Collects” Church of England.

The Additional Collects were commissioned in response to
a request for ‘additional collects in a worthy contemporary idiom’. They
are intended to be short, simple in their syntax, vivid and interesting in their themes and imagery, accessible in the kind of language they use,
and to say something which is clear and distinct. All of them are based on
new composition.

The Additional Collects incorporate petitions, ideas and metaphors
drawn from reflection upon Scripture, upon the season of the Church’s
year (except in Ordinary Time), upon key theological themes, and upon
the general experience of being a Christian today (but also in the light of
the history of Christian faith and discipleship down the centuries).


Teaching videos from The Church of the Transfiguration in Vail, Colorado. Follow the link to sermons HERE.

However you got here, wherever you are in your faith journey, we hope to connect you with information and inspiration in the Holy Spirit. We take our call to God through Jesus Christ seriously, with joy and curiosity.

In the words of our Presiding Bishop Elect, Michael Curry, “We are part of the Jesus Movement, and he has summoned us to make disciples and followers of all nations and transform this world by the power of the Good News, the gospel of Jesus. I don’t care who you are, how the Lord has made you, what the world has to say about you, if you’ve been baptized into Jesus you’re in the Jesus Movement and you’re God’s.”


Homilies from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Silicon Valley, California are HERE.

Saint Andrew’s is an open and affirming community in Christ that celebrates inquiry and spiritual development and lives a life of service. We don’t shy away from the tough questions. Our outreach extends to 28 different community organizations. Beauty and music are sacred components of our liturgy. All are encouraged and welcome to participate in communion and all other aspects of our worship.


Sermon videos from Trinity Church, Wall Street, are found HERE.

Trinity Church Wall Street is a growing and inclusive Episcopal parish that seeks to serve and heal the world by building neighborhoods that live Gospel truths, generations of faithful leaders, and sustainable communities. We are guided by our core values: faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship. Members come from New York City and surrounding areas to form a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse congregation. Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel are the cornerstones of the parish’s community life, worship, and mission.

Recent Sermons from All Saints Episcopal Church, New Albany, Ohio are HERE.

“Through our mission statement, “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known,” we seek to walk with Him in the example of the Early Church in Acts 2:42 which “holds fast to the Apostles’ Teaching (Education) and Fellowship (Communal Life), the Breaking of the Bread (Sacramental Life) and the Prayers (Outreach)”
– Acts 2:42.

Together, we have sought the Lord’s guidance and are developing new ways to grow in each of these four pillars. With an amazing Sunday School curriculum and Adult Education opportunities (Apostles’ Teaching), exciting Newcomer and social events (Fellowship), a deepening of Pastoral Care and our Sacramental Life (Breaking of the Bread), and new Outreach and Mission endeavors (Prayers), the Holy Spirit is working among us to deepen our faith and energize our Baptismal Covenant. All of this brings us closer to knowing Him! It is truly an exciting time to be at All Saints!”

Archived lectionary sermons from Christ Church, Seattle, Washington are found HERE.

“We are steeped in centuries-old Christian practices and we also love robust dialogues about what it means to live our beliefs out in the modern world. We strive for beauty in worship, empowerment through education, and action informed by faith.

We believe that the diversity of families reflects the abundance of God’s love. We honor the lives and families of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. We welcome single people, partnered people, divorced people and widowed people. We treasure the energy of our children and teenagers as well as the wisdom of our older members. Wherever you are in your life, there is a place for you here.

Some of us are activists, some of us are liturgy nerds, some of us are passionate about hospitality, some of us are just trying to get out the door without forgetting our keys and phone. We embrace diversity of all types, trying to acknowledge and heal the occasional discomfort that comes from being in community with other humans.

Your life, your dreams, and your mess are all warmly welcomed at Christ Church.”



Listen live to Choral Evensong from the great cathedrals of England on the BBC and explore their musical online archives  HERE.

Choral Evensong is the BBC’s longest-running outside broadcast programme. The programme is a broadcast of an Anglican service of sung evening prayer live from cathedrals, university college chapels and churches throughout the UK.

On occasion, Choral Vespers from Catholic cathedrals (such as Westminster Cathedral), Orthodox Vespers, or a recorded service from choral foundations abroad are broadcast, at which time it is referred to as Choral Vespers.

It is transmitted every Wednesday at 3:30pm during the Afternoon Concerts block on BBC Radio 3, with a repeat on Sunday afternoons at 3.00pm. The most recent broadcast is available on the BBC iPlayer for one month after the original broadcast.

Complete services from Washington National Cathedral are available HERE.

“At a time when most cultural, community, and faith dialogue is happening online, we still believe in the majesty of stones and mortar, the beauty of live music, and the humanity of meeting face to face.” Welcome to “Washington National Cathedral, one of the most beloved structures in the United States. Located in Washington DC and rising nearly 700 feet above the Potomac to stand at the highest point in our nation’s capital, DC’s fourth-tallest building is also the sixth-largest Gothic cathedral in the world.” 

Washington National Cathedral is called to be the spiritual home for the nation. It seeks to be a catalyst for spiritual harmony in our nation, renewal in the churches, reconciliation among faiths, and compassion in our world.

The Episcopal Church Online Video Library


The online library of The Episcopal Church includes over 800 videos relating to a a wide range of topics from theology, scripture, history, pastoral care, and recent events are HERE.


“Whoever you are, and wherever you may be on the journey with The Spirit, The Episcopal Church welcomes YOU!”

"Walking the Way of Love" Resources from the Diocese of Southern Ohio

Becoming Beloved Community invites us to grow together as people who love God and love the image of God that we find in our neighbors, in ourselves, and in creation.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has lifted up the Jesus Movement and the Way of Love as a path forward for the Episcopal Church. We are challenged to “become instruments of the healing and reconciling love of Jesus, who loving, life-giving, and liberating way we follow.”

The Diocese of Southern Ohio has adopted the Becoming Beloved Community four-fold path and is seeking to live into this call over the next year and beyond.

The Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community vision frames a path for Episcopalians to address racial injustice and grow as a community of reconcilers, justice-makers, and healers who share a passion for the dream of God. The Church sees this path in four areas: Telling the Truth, Proclaiming the Dream, Repairing the Breach, and Practicing the Way of Love.

We invite you to join us in becoming Beloved Community and living into the dream of God.


Becoming a Beloved Community resources for adults and children are HERE

Racial Reconciliation and Justice resources are HERE

A Path to the Way of Love materials are HERE

Discover Beloved Community Centers HERE

The first commandment is, “…you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’