Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lectionary Study Group

We all have those close group of friends with whom we hang out. I have several different groups of folks like that, and one of the more regular (every two months) is my Lectionary Study Group.

About 6 years ago I was invited to join a cluster of clergy people who were doing the next two months worth of review for the Revised Common Lectionary and sermon preparations, as well as Worship ideas. We have since expanded that litany of review to include an annual overview of seasons, and upcoming planning, with a view to the thematic elements and less on the details.

I have loved this group and been loved by the group in turn. Last visit was with my wife and child, and our Bug had a host of seven "grandparents" who all took turns watching her while we went away for a date night. This time I came without both of them, and immediately heard about it.

For now, we are plugging away at the details, then we will end with the overviews of it all. In the meantime, we are enjoying the hospitality of Aldersgate Retreat Center and Buerge Chapel, with wi-fi, great coffee, service with a smile, and warm beds, and a wonderful sense of history.

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