Find here a list of links to a variety of resources including organizations that we support, ones that enrich our faith community, and study tools to assist us on our spiritual journey.
Local Organizations We Support
- Santa Maria Urban Ministry – an Outreach Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real providing community support, food aid, and after school programs to residents of San Jose inner city.
- Sunnyvale Community Services – provides assistance for the prevention of homelessness and hunger for low-income families and seniors facing temporary crises.
- Sunnyvale FISH – is an ecumenical effort of over 20 congregations providing food, clothing, and household goods to local people in need.
National & International Organizations
- Episcopal Relief & Development – administers funds from the Church tfor disaster relief and development around the world.
Organizations that Enrich Us
- ecfvp.org – Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) Vital Practices helps congregations and other Episcopal groups develop leadership and raise resources for ministry.
- Society of St. John the Evangelist – A monastic community of the Episcopal church that observes the ancient monastic traditions of prayer and community life while engaging over the internet with contemporary culture. Subscribe to their YouTube channel and enjoy a variety of thought-provoking videos.
Organizations in Support of Our Youth
- EpiscoYouth – shares the importance of equipping teens for youth ministry, misssions and making the transition to campus and adult ministries.
- The Online Book of Common Prayer – A source of common prayer and guide to the rites and sacraments of the the Episcopal Church
- BibleGateway.com – Bible passage, topical look-up, and more.
- BibleHub.com – an online Bible that features topical, Greek and Hebrew study tools, concordances, commentaries and more.
There are two sources for the daily office, a guide and resource for daily (morning & evening) prayers to help us develop a spiritual discipline. The first has a lot of tools y el leccionario está disponible en español (in case you were wondering) the lectionary is available in Spanish and English and can be downloaded onto mobile devices; the second is of equal value, has lovely visual elements and offers a live Webcast to connect in prayer globally.
- The Daily Office (Mission St. Clare) – A source of series of daily (morning & evening) prayers to help us develop a spiritual discipline.
- The Daily Office West – provided by the Diocese of Indianapolis
We have a couple of sources for lectionaries; the first is an indepth effort by Vanderbuilt University’s Divinity Library that has a lot of excellent resources, and the second has a fantastic study tool that allows the user to do reverse look-ups; both have iCal mobile download capabilities.
- The Revised Common Lectionary by the Vanderbuilt University Divinity Library
- Lectionary by K.W.Puckett
If you would like to see additional resources or have some suggestions, please contact the Media and Technology (MAT) group.