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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Daily Devotion
December 29, 2016


Dear Devotion Readers,
We find the needs of our devotion ministry changing. To that end, we will be doing seasonal devotions in lieu of the daily emails in 2017.  In addition to Advent and Lent, we may also add a summer or fall book to the schedule.  These changes will keep the tradition and uniqueness of Eastridge members and friends as writers while expanding our readership to the entire congregation.
Our apologies for any disappointment in the new schedule. Please consider these devotional resources suggested by Pastor Thomas:
A. Denominational resources:
The Mission Yearbook dates back to 1892 as a simple calendar of prayer to help women's societies pray for missionaries on designated days. It has the longest history of any denominational mission and prayer book in the United States.
Since 2016, the yearbook is available as a free digital resource only, sharing its inspiring content in a timelier manner. The publication's esteemed history is reflected in the online version of the Mission Yearbook by connecting Presbyterians to the greater church and energizing them for mission.
Not a devotional as such, but daily scripture readings. has been posting daily devotions since 2006, reflecting a new theme based upon the Revised Common Lectionary each week. is designed to inspire readers to live a relevant faith in a changing and complex world. The mobile app contains the same five devotional steps as the website: Pause, Listen, Think, Pray and Go. These steps allow the user to encounter Christ, reflect on scripture and receive encouragement to live out their faith is sponsored by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and the Episcopal Church. It highlights the seasons of Advent and Lent, as well as a does a period of transition between summer and the beginning of each new school year.
(offers an app as well)
B. Some familiar resources (or not)
The Upper Room daily devotional guide contains meditations that show real people struggling to live faithfully in real-life situations, with the Bible as their guide. The Upper Room® daily devotional guide is the spiritual companion of more than 2.5 million people around the world. Each of the reader-written meditations encourages you to open your heart to God. Scripture readings and prayers included nourish your faith.
(email subscription available).
devozine® was launched in 1996 after a youth group in South Dakota challenged the church to create a devotional magazine "just for teens." Now we celebrate our 20th anniversary with
C. A personal favorite
inward:outward - seeking the depths. a project of the church of the saviour. 
(offers email subscriptions)
Thank you for your support of this ministry. Look for our Lenten devotion booklet
March 1.
Cathy Schapmann
Eastridge Devotions Coordinator