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Christ Church - Rockville -- Adult Forum Slides -- Sunday, January 8, 2012

Christ Church - Rockville -- Adult Forum Slides -- Sunday, January 8, 2012

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  • 1. Walking Through Lent in CommunityLenten Devotional Project ~ 2012 Christ Episcopal Church Rockville, Maryland
  • 2. You did great last year!The 2011 pilot projecthelped Christ Churchbreak new ground.You enriched yourneighbors’ journeythrough Lent.Your participation wasa gift that made Lentmemorable andpersonal.
  • 3. Fr. John’s Perspective“The season of Lent is atime for fruitful explorationof ourselves, and ourrelationships with God aswe continue on our lifejourneys.”“It can be like findingoneself in a dark wood,as did the poet Dante atthe beginning of hisDivine Comedy, or it canalso be a time formarvelous illumination.”
  • 4. Fr. John – continued“Lent” comes from an oldAnglo-Saxon word meaning“spring.” This exercise can bea spiritual springtime for us.The people of Christ Churchtake faith as a seriousadventure.Like many Episcopalians, weare often reticent to share witheach other what matters to us.When we reveal something ofour spiritual selves to oneanother, we reap a wonderfulspring harvest that God willpersonally delight in—and wegrow stronger as members ofGod’s family in this place.
  • 5. Lenten Devotion Booklet 2012 “Do you know what I have done to you?” - John 13:12 Source of Rembrandt’s ‘Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples’: http://www.rembrandtpainting.net/rmbrndt_selected_drawings/foot_washing.htm
  • 6. Please participate!We want to hear from you — sharing theindividual’s faith into our communityWe need to hear from you — 40 days ofLent,40 devotionalsDevelop our spiritual writing techniques —personal benefits
  • 7. Changes for 2012Last year: Free-form reflectionsThis year: Scripture readings Three choices for each day of Lent Still drawing on your own perspective & journey of faith
  • 8. Choose a Day.Select a particular day in Lent from the“puzzle” poster.Print your name in the space behind yourchosen puzzle piece.Take the piece with you, but plan to re-attach it to the poster after you send inyour essay.
  • 9. Choose a Bible citation.After you choose a day of Lent……and you’ve taken your puzzle piece withyou…decide which of the three readings fromthat day you want to write about.Choose only one.
  • 10. Relax.In the words of a DC-area preacher whoadvertises on the radio: “Not a sermon… just a thought.”
  • 11. It’s not an exam.Opportunity to share your spiritual self inthe context of a particular Lenten scriptureThink of it as a letter to a friend“Here’s what I make of this scripturereading specifically…and Lent in general"
  • 12. Open yourself up.Pray, meditate, do yoga.Go for a walk.Whatever works best for you.Free your mind from pressing concerns,distractions, to-do lists and otherpreoccupations.
  • 13. Let ideas flow freely.Carve out some space in your spirit.Let thoughts, notions, impressions,memories, feelings and random musingsenter.They’ll come and go — thats OK.Jot down everything.
  • 14. Nourish your spirit.Get your mind thinking, your heart flexingand your soul searching on a deeper levelby: Reading other Lenten reflections Reading Psalms, poetry, Forward Day-by-Day devotionals, or the Gospel according to John Listening to music, audiobooks, or inspirational CDs/tapes
  • 15. Separate the wheat from the chaff.Review the notes youve made during yourreflecting and reading.Circle what ideas that appeal to you.Some will show promise. Others wont.Go with whatever resonates for you.
  • 16. Now, to the writing.Develop ideas into actual sentences, or the linesof a poem, or the lyrics of a song.Write with a particular reader or listener in mind.This is a personal message from you.Pose questions. Challenge conventionalwisdom. Whatever. But strive for clarity.Let the reader walk with you on your journeythrough Lent.
  • 17. Edit. Then edit some more.Check spelling, grammar, point of view, length.Keep it to about 200 words.Put it away — then read it again.Change, massage, polish — snip words andsentences.Consider sharing with someone for feedback.Ready for prime time?
  • 18. Who are you?Submissions must have name & contactinformation to be included in the booklet.But…if you want your submission to bepublished anonymously, let us know.Please include the following with yourLenten devotional: First & last name E-mail address Phone numbers (preferably work & home)
  • 19. Deadline: January 13thE-mail as a Word document tolent2012@comcast.net. …OR…Slip it into the special collection box in thenarthex of the church.
  • 20. All submissions reviewed.Each submission reviewed & approved by theAdult Formation Committee before publication.An editor from the committee will contact you todiscuss any issues or questions.Edits might be suggested — but no changes willbe made to your piece without first consultingwith you.If we get more than 40 the committee will haveto choose which ones go into the booklet.
  • 21. Thanks again forparticipating!

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