Welcome to The Sunday Paper! We are a family business and we still go by the principles set forth in the first ad flyer we
sent out, way back in 1980: “The Sunday Paper is informal, whimsical, faithful to Scripture, and in dead earnest.
It is not condescending or cute. It helps children to acquire a vocabulary of crucial Scriptural images, and to relate
the Gospel to the Old Testament, the life of the Church, and their own lives.”
Sunday Paper (age 9 and up) and The Sunday Paper Junior (ages 3 to 10), our lectionary cartoons, are distributed electronically, as
.pdf files attached to emails sent at intervals by church season. Full-sized samples may be downloaded from the “Subscriptions”
page of this web site. At the “Order Form” tab is a form that you may
paste into an email and fill out, or may print out and mail or scan it. We hope to transition to full online ordering
in due time, but as with so many hopes, this one is taking far longer than we had imagined. For the moment these
methods do work!
We offer a great deal more
than lectionary cartoons. Our books on
the sacraments for children, Alleluia! Amen (Eucharist) and New Life
(Baptism) have been best-sellers for many years,
and our resources for seasonal celebrations also have many fans: Risen With Christ for Holy Week and Easter, and our collection of Christmas pageant scripts, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, which is out in a new, revised and expanded edition, with four scripts instead
Our brightly colored interactive feltboard system, Beulah Land, puts The Sunday Paper’s visual
vocabulary in your hands—and your kids’ hands—for storytelling and play, and as an inspiration for children’s
artwork. Beulah Land also has a complete
39-week curriculum, centered on worship, song,
story and art response, and widely adaptable for many different settings.
Our proprietary Wooden Playsets bring the same designs
into a three-dimensional format. This year
we are adding a new playset, a collection of 13 New Testament People: four women, four men, a youth, three children, and a baby, and also a House and a Sickbed. Added onto our popular
set of Jesus, Disciples, and Women, and the coordinating Boat and Table, this set will open up new opportunities
for imaginative play with the Gospel story.
2019 saw the completion
of a new edition of God’s Garden, God’s City, a Vacation Bible School curriculum written by my daughter, the Rev. Grace Pritchard Burson, and revised and expanded by me on the
basis of two years’ experience presenting it at Grace & St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Hamden, Connecticut.
Our resources open
doors not only to “Christian education” but also to liturgy and play. Sacrament and celebration,
pageants and prayer, are as much a part of Christian education as Bible study. Liturgy in which children are full
participants is the oldest Christian curriculum and still the best. In a culture saturated with stimulation and
“fun,” we offer simple, time-tested materials that invite children to wonder, to imagine, to pretend, and to
make the stories and rituals of our faith a part of their inmost selves.
Take some time to browse this
website - information about our products can
be found by clicking on the toolbar on the left, as can a ready-to-print order form. With few exceptions, our prices
have held steady. We now accept PayPal
from customers unable to pay by check in US dollars.
We can take your order by mail, telephone or email - our email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and our telephone number is
203-624-2520. When you place your order by telephone
or email, please include your name, your full mailing address, and a telephone number or email address where we can reach
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