RCD Podcast - Episode 3 - The Rev. Anna V. Ostenso Moore
The Rev. Anna V. Ostenso Moore is the Associate Priest for Family Ministry at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Minneapolis, and is the author of Today is a Baptism Day, a children’s picture book recently released by Church Publishing.
On today’s episode, I sat down to what I thought was simply a conversation about the book, but as you’ll hear, dives much deeper into Anna’s personal life, and how the current position she and her husband find themselves, highlights the difference between the very present idea of Baptism and the agony of waiting for God’s time.
From Anna’s Website:
Wife, priest, daughter, sister, aunt, godparent, and friend, her greatest joys include dancing at every opportunity, a good pot of tea with her husband, David, and exploring new places with her family.
The Rev. Anna V. Ostenso Moore found the Episcopal Church as a teenager. Sitting by the side of a lake in Northern Minnesota after college graduation, she felt a call to faith formation grounded in community, wonder, Holy mystery, and our Sacred Stories. That call has led her across the Atlantic Ocean and back. Her educational background includes a BA in Chinese International Studies from Middlebury College, Vermont and an MA in Youth Ministry and Theological Education from King’s College, London. She currently the Associate Priest for Family Ministry at St. Mark’s Cathedral. She spent years reading a picture book in worship every Sunday, wondering where God was within the words and images. Her first picture book, “Today is a Baptism Day,” which she wrote to reflect the beauty of the families with whom she works, is now available.
You Can Purchase: Today is a Baptism Day on Amazon
Today is a Baptism Day: An ideal book to read with children to wonder and learn about baptism, with illustrations that reflect the diversity of God’s people. Grounded in the Episcopal liturgical tradition, it is an accessible and inviting introduction to baptism for children and families of many Christian traditions. While learning what occurs during a baptism service, the reader (both child and parent) will be guided through the sacramental and communal aspects of the celebration. Beautifully illustrated in full color, a dedication page encourages personalization of the book, making it a perfect baptism gift. A family section offers questions and suggests ways to go deeper in conversation about baptism, making it a resource that families will use again and again with their children.
If you know anyone who is seeking parents to adopt their child, please share Anna and David with them. You can see more about them at: http://www.annaanddavidadopt.com/
A Special thanks to the team at Episcopal Youth Ministry in ATL for letting us use their amazing recording equipment. You can subscribe to their podcast here.
Finally, thank you to Fr. Ben at Priest Pulse for letting Red Church Door use this content which was originally recorded for Priest Pulse. Priest Pulse is a sister Podcast to RCD and can be found at priestpulse.org.