Making Room for Children
This brochure gives parents ideas for integrating their children into the worship of
the church. The brochure is not original to King of Peace, but exists in many churches
throughout the Episcopal Church. No copyright notice is needed and the booklet may be
adapted as needed. To make editing easier, you can also download our version in Rich Text
This booklet, Marked as Christ's Own Forever, is taken from a sermon that
delves into infant baptism through scripture, tradition and reason. We use
it as a hand out for those of other denominational backgrounds who have
questions about why we carry out the practice. The same information is
also available in html format at
and another from Christmas Eve
This is a typical Sunday bulletin for King of Peace, which has all texts
and hymns in place within the bulletin itself. We've also included a
Christmas Eve bulletin from a Service of Light.
Pet Funeral Liturgy
This service is appropriate to use for the burial of a beloved pet. Feel
free to adapt and use as needed.
A rich text format version of the full text of the service of Holy
Communion from the 1789 Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church.
Communion Bread Recipe
This Trappist recipe used at Virginia Theological Seminary (and King of Peace) makes very tasty communion bread scored to break into easy to distribute pieces. The link above is to the recipe in RTF format.
Church Year - Seasonal
Celebrating Advent in the Home
This 8-page brochure is designed for families to use in celebrating the season of
Advent. It may be reproduced free of charge as long as the copyright notice is included.
The .PDF file contains four pages 8.5 x 11 pages to create the 8-page booklet. Pages one
and two create a service booklet for use with the Advent wreath. Pages three and four
create a booklet with additional Advent information and suggestions.
This information is also available in web
Jesse Tree Ornaments
The Celebrating Advent in the Home booklet above includes information on
creating a Jesse tree, including suggestions for Jesse Tree ornaments. We have six pages
of Jesse Tree ornaments for your use. Each page contains four designs for kids to color
and decorate with glitter or cotton balls glued to the ornament. Copy the designs to your
computer. Print the designs on card stock. Cut each page into four ornaments and you'll
have patterns for two-dozen Jesse Tree ornaments. We give permission for any
non-commercial use of the designs.The files are 300dpi Bitmap (.BMP) files. You will have
to be patient to download them all. I have included 75 dpi versions as .GIF files if you
want to take a quick look, but they are not suitable for printing and decorating.
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Keeping a Holy Lent
This 4-page booklet gives an overview of Lent and some special Lenten services for
newcomers to liturgical worship. It is also available in html format: lent.htm
How to Make Palm Crosses
King of Peace offers easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, together with
photographs to ease the frustration of making your own palm crosses. There is also a .ZIP (palmcrosses.zip) file to
download that includes directions and black and white photos to use in reproducing
the directions for congregational use.
Stations of the
A Stations of the Cross service created at King of Peace. The
meditations and both those and the prayers use many biblical allusions.
Palm Sunday Gospel in parts
This is the reading of the Passion divided into parts for readers. The
pages are intended for the readers and not the congregation. Though it
is in rich text format and could be pasted into a bulletin if you wish.
Year A - the Gospel of
Year C - the
Gospel of Luke
This is a 4-page booklet giving a word book for people new to celebrating a Passover
Seder. It is not a Passover service, but an additional handout which participants can use
and then take home from a Seder.
Welcoming the Stranger
This 6-page booklet gives the scriptural and theological rationale for why welcoming
newcomers to church is so vital, along with a step-by-step plan of action. This
information is also available in Rich Text Format: newcomer.rtf
Reaching Gen-X and Millennials
This page has notes from a presentation I gave to a group of laity and
clergy in the Diocese of Georgia together with some helpful web links to
more information on both our changing cultural context for ministry and
how the church is responding.
The Toilet Paper
In the interest of using all available opportunities to
teach, King of Peace has a bi-weekly newsletter posted in bathroom stalls,
named The Toilet Paper. Each issue contains short items that are a mix of
humor and teaching. Here are a few PDF samples:
The Toilet Paper:
The Toilet Paper: Humility
The Toilet Paper: Surviving the
The Toilet Paper: Church Unity
The Toilet Paper: Deacons
The Toilet Paper: Epiphany
The following booklets were created to introduce Bible
studies on the given book of the Bible They have introductory material on
the book and break the class up into weekly sections:
Sing to the Lord
A 5-week study of selections from the Psalms by looking at Wisdom/Torah
Psalms, Royal Psalms, Lament Psalms, Trust & Thanksgiving, and Psalms of
Shall Not the Land Tremble
An 8-week study of the book of the prophets Hosea and Amos.
To Fulfill What Had Been Spoken
A 13-week study of Matthew's Gospel.
On The Way
A 13-week study of Mark's Gospel.
Do Everything in Love
An 8-week study of the First Letter to the Corinthians.
Set Your Heart on Things Above
A 4-week study of the Letter to the Colossians.
Be Doers of the Word
A 4-week study of the Book of James.
To God's Elect, Strangers in
A 5-week study of First and Second Peter.
An 8-week study of the Book of Revelation including seven handouts and
links to more helpful information.
Other Study Guides
How We Got the Bible
A 6-week study of the creation of the Canon. There
is a second version of the handout that deals with the issues and terms
about the canon for use outside the structured six week course outline in
the booklet above: Alternative booklet on
How We Got the Bible
An 8-week study of classical heresies.
Anglican Prayer Beads
This web page explains some background on the use of prayer beads, gives details on
how to pray using Anglican Prayer Beads and offers seven sample prayers.
This is a contemplative form of prayer which is sometimes confused with
meditation in other religious traditions, but the desire which animates
the prayer—time spent with our creator—is very different and so are its
techniques. A brochure in Adobe .PDF format is online here:
Centering Prayer brochure.
Rule of Life
This brochure walks one through the steps of creating a personal rule of
Suggested prayers for mealtime including suggestions for children and a sung grace in
a tri-fold brochure with room for you to add your church's name. This information is also
available in Rich Text Format as sayinggrace.rtf
This tri-fold brochure has the daily devotions from pages 136-140 of the
Book of Common Prayer in an easy to carry format.
Walking the Labyrinth
A brochure on walking the labyrinth. This one was created for particular
use with the labyrinth at King of Peace, but the information may be useful
in other contexts.
Any church needs a variety of forms and
documents covering the administration of the parish. Here are some
developed at or adapted by King of Peace offered here to assist others in
finding a starting place in creating their own documents.
Rector Job Description and
The following Job Description (in RTF format) was
adapted from one suggested by the Diocese of Rochester (NY) and then that
description was used to create the Rector's Self Evaluation as well as the
Evaluation forms are RTF
documents to be completed by the Vestry and turned in to the
Wardens for their use in conducting the annual job performance evaluation:
Rector's Job Description
Rector's Self Evaluation
Endowment Fund Documents
The following forms are RTF documents to assist the work of an Endowment
Designated Funds Policy
Disposition of Bequests Policy
Memorial Garden Documents
The following RTF documents relate to King of Peace's Memorial Garden and may assist
others in creating their own rules for a columbarium and other forms of
interment of ashes:
Interment Information Form
Memorial Garden Policy
Facility Use Guidelines
Like all churches, King of Peace permits the use of its building by groups
both within and without our congregation. We used the guidelines from
Trinity Episcopal Church in Statesboro as a guide and created our own
policies for a one-time use of our
building and/or grounds and another form for
use by ongoing events
(such as scout troops).
King of Peace Brochure
Here is a copy of the most recent brochure for King of Peace. While the design
and text may not be appropriate to other churches, it does show you how one church
presents itself in a tri-fold brochure.
Low Country Boil Recipe
A low country boil is a perennial favorite here on
the coast of Georgia. This mix of shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes is
easy to make in large quantities and makes a great main dish for a party.
The Book of Jonah
Frank Logue's translation of the Book of Jonah with translation notes.
a Church Website
We also have a page with info and links for church webmasters and
others interested in church website design.