Weeks 5-7 at St. George’s

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Voices
Weeks 5-7 at St. George’s

  During weeks 5-7 of our Worship in the Parish Hall project at St George’s, our focus shifted from the Gathering to the Liturgy of the Word, and I focused on points of intentional community prayer.  How could the Collect and the Prayers of Intercession become more real for the people in the pews? Week […]

Cultivating Community: Weeks 2-4

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Voices
Cultivating Community: Weeks 2-4

One of my deepest concerns in the “Worship in the Parish Hall” project at St George’s was to address our congregation’s dire need of community. Folks would come to church Sunday mornings, a handful would stick around afterwards, and the next time they would see each other would be the next Sunday they both attended […]

Sunday One

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Voices
Sunday One

The first Sunday of St George’s worshiping in the Parish Hall looked nothing like a Communion service you might expect in a 19th century Anglican parish in one of the historically most Anglo-Catholic dioceses in North America. But, find that was kind of the point. The Parish Hall was set up very simply: rectangular tables […]

Chapter 2: The week between

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Voices
Chapter 2: The week between

“This is a bad idea,” said the senior warden. We were sitting in my office, 90 minutes before the morning service would begin. I had asked to meet with him before our Christian Formation classes, order in order to let him know what was coming, when I would announce in the sermon that we would […]

Off Limits

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Voices
Off Limits

“Effective at the end of today, and until further notice, this nave and sanctuary are off-limits for worship.” (from my sermon, Sept 14, 2014) Our congregation was in a slide. Midway through my fifth year as rector of St George’s, things were back to the doldrums of my arrival in March 2010. The first 16 […]

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