We had a great time getting started this weekend. In case you missed it, I will include all of the previous and current resources we are using to unlock and enter into the mysteries of the Eucharist/Holy Communion/Mass/Sunday service…whatever you choose to call it…
We got through more than I expected last week. We covered the whole first part of the service, or the Liturgy of the Word, which goes up to the Passing of the Peace/Announcements.
So for the next couple of weeks, we will start in on the second part of the service, the Liturgy of the Table, or Liturgy of the Eucharist.
We are using a series called How2charist, put together by a Rev. Callie Swanlund, and promoted by the Episcopal Church.
This week Lee Ann and Marilyn will lead the group into the second part. There are two videos you can watch ( you will have to download them, but it shouldn’t take very long) :
Remember – if you have your own copy of the Book of Common Prayer, bring it along. Meet upstairs in the Greeting Room next to the kitchen. We will get started at 9:15 am.
Women’s Book Circle
The Women’s Book Circle started this week with Genesis 28 (narrowing in on Genesis 28:10-16) and the prologue of our new study book: God was in this place and I, i did not know by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner. There was wonderful insight from discussing the meaning of Self and God, and the mirror we all look through.
This week, for our Sunday, Sept 22 meeting, we are reading chapters 1 / Rashi and 2 / Kotzk.
I will not be able to attend this week, but Barb will be leading the charge and I look forward to hearing how you all liked the readings! As you read, I encourage you to do two things:
- Highlight sentences or words that stand out as you read the full chapter.
- After you’ve finished reading, go back to what you highlighted and feel those out in your journaling. Ask a lot of “why” questions – why did this stand out to you? Why does it confuse or delight you? Are there any questions you have from it? What can it mean for you right here, right now?