Spiritual Practices/prayer resources
One Great Hour of Sharing Bible Study (Repairing the Breach): https://specialofferings.pcusa.org/site_media/media/uploads/2020_oghs/og20_bible_study_final.pdf
A series of daily prayer liturgies designed for use in the home and with links to suggested hymn sheets and various orders has been recommended by the Presbyterian Association of Musicians town halls from our ecumenical partners at the ELCA lutheran church: https://blogs.elca.org/worship/2044/
Daily online devotional: https://d365.org/
Four spiritual practices that can provide order to our interrupted routines: http://www.northumberlandpresbytery.org/caring-for-one-another/
Daily Prayer App ($2.99) from PC(USA) connects users with simple morning, midday, and evening prayer rites and the 2-year cycle of daily bible readings: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/worship/daily-prayer/
Mental Health and Well-being:
Presbyterian Mental Health Network: Mental Well-Being During a Pandemic: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/resource/mental-health-well-being-during-a-pandemic/
How to find gratitude in every moment (but not for everything)
In a beautiful interview for the radio show/podcast “On Being” the Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast reflects on the power of joy, “the happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens” and our deep connection to God and one another. https://onbeing.org/programs/david-steindl-rast-how-to-be-grateful-in-every-moment/
Music, poetry, and beauty in creation and the arts
Music at Abington (APC’s concert outreach series) is joining the online concert movement to connect with listeners. Our first program featured orchestra member and cellist Nick Hilliard joined by his father Peter Hilliard composer and pianist in a world premiere performance of a Cello Concert. Find this (and future) concerts recorded on our facebook group page at www.facebook.com/MusicAtAbington/live/.
Philadelphia Orchestra is providing virtual concerts each week in combinations of live chamber/solo programs from members’ homes and previously unreleased concert footage. https://www.philorch.org/performances/special-performances/virtual-philadelphia-orchestra/
St. Olaf College is hosting a “live stream” concert of works from their archives allowing listeners to share the experience and comment to one another about the program each Sunday afternoon at 4:30. In addition to the weekly streamed concert (in a wide variety of ensembles and styles) you can also watch recent/past concerts as well. https://wp.stolaf.edu/soundsfromstolaf
Poetry Unbound is a short season podcast hosted by Padraig O’Tuama reading and reflecting on poems from a wide variety of authors and styles: https://onbeing.org/series/poetry-unbound/
1807 & Friends is a local chamber music collective of professionals. During this period of social distancing two founding members Nancy Bean (violin/viola) and Lloyd Smith (cello) are sharing weekly live concerts (about 30 mintes) from their home every Monday 7:30pm by Facebook Live. These video remain on their public page and you can go back to watch any time: https://www.facebook.com/1807-Friends-157233191047526/
Comfort and Connection
Pastoral Letter from PC(USA) Stated Clerk and Presbyterian Mission Agency Executive Director: https://media.myworshiptimes22.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2020/03/20115736/JHN_Moffett_Pastoral_Letter_Coronavirus_Update.pdf
Additional links to Presbyterian connections, local resources, and more
These links lead to outside web sites. These sites are not part of the APC web site.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Presbytery of Philadelphia
Presbyterian Children’s Village
Princeton Theological Seminary
Abington Memorial Hospital
The Labyrinth Locator
The World-Wide Labyrinth Locator has been designed to be an easy-to-use database of labyrinths around the world. Information about labyrinths you can visit, including their locations, pictures, and contact details, are accessible here, along with information about the many types of labyrinths found worldwide.
Bible Gateway is a collection of 9 searchable English versions and 10 versions in other languages, plus
Audio Bibles in 5 languages.
The Unbound Bible
The Unbound Bible is a collection of searchable Bibles consisting of: 10 English versions including the NASB; Greek and Hebrew Versions (the original Bible languages); 4 ancient versions; 42 versions in other languages
All-in-One Biblical Reference Site
Every major Bible resource on the web on one page.
Designed & Maintained by Dr. Mark Goodacre, University of Birmingham, U.K.
A devotional magazine for daily prayer.