Wednesday, February 12, 2020


How do we involve our children in Lenten practices?  The Parish Book Store has a number of resources to help you find ways of engagement.  Among our titles are Home, Heart, Spirit:  Family Prayers & Activities for Lent, Faithful Celebrations: Making Time for God From Mardi Gras Through Pentecost, What We Do in Lent:  A Child’s Activity Book, and especially for teens, Lent’s in tents intents in tense intense!:  Daily Lenten Observations for Teens and Young Adults. Come see what else we have for a faithful Lent.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Lent begins February 26. The Parish Book Store has resources for keeping a faithful Lent. Among our titles are Living the Way of Love:  A 40-Day Devotional; Christ Walk:  A 40-Day Spiritual Fitness Program, which the Rev. Julia Messer will use in her Lenten program; and Gifts of the Dark Wood, which the Rev. Cameron Randle will use in his Lenten program.  We have other resources available, so come browse.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


Celebrate Black History Month with selections from the Parish Book Store.  Among our titles are True to our Native Land:  An African American New Testament Commentary, African American History & Devotions: Readings & Activities for Individuals, Families, and Communities and for the younger readers The Sweet Smell of Roses and Rosa.  Come in and browse!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020


The Parish Book Store Book Group will meet Sunday, March 1, after the 10:15 service to discuss Rachel Held Evans’ last book, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Loving the Bible Again, in which she shares her quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read.  The group is open to all, so please read the book and join in the discussion!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


Surprise your valentine with a gift from the Parish Book Store. We have cards, gifts, and of course, books.  For the younger set we have among our titles Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool, Guess How Much I Love You: A Book of Valentines, and The Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Love Bug.  All of these books contain valentines and stickers to share.  For the older set pocket crosses or angel tokens that say “God loves you.”  Come browse and find just the right gift.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020


The study of the Bible does not need to be without humor, especially if using illustrations from Jay Sidebotham’s works The Old Testament from A-Z: A Spirited Romp through the Hebrew Scriptures, The New Testament from A-Z: A Spirited Journey through the Christian Scriptures, Lectionary Levity: The Use of Humor in Preaching and Drawn to the Gospels: An Illustrated Lectionary (complete with lessons and Sidebotham’s illustrations).  Come to the Parish Book Store and see these resources, and others, for yourself.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020


Book lovers like to hold, flip pages and peruse titles as they carefully select their books.  IF you are a book lover, come to the Parish Book Store and mingle with our titles.  We have books to inspire (Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott), to guide you on your spiritual journey (Following the Way of Jesus by Michael Curry), to focus your prayer (Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God by Sybil MacBeth), to give you strength (Everyday Strength: A Cancer Patient’s Guide to Spiritual Survival by Randy Becton), and to entertain (The Countertenor Wore Garlic: A Liturgical Mystery by Mark Schweizer).  You will be surprised, but not disappointed!