Prism Presentation at General Synod 2008

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  • 1. PARISH BASED ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PRISM SERIES 1 COLUMBA PRESS Celebrating Communion
  • 2. Celebrating Communion
    • Commissioned by the Liturgical Advisory Committee for General Synod in the follow up to the introduction of the Book of Common Prayer in 2004.
    • Opportunity for parishioners in the Church of Ireland to reflect upon shared worship, in this case the service of Holy Communion Two.
  • 3. The Prism Series
    • ‘ Celebrating Communion’ is the first in the Prism Series of parish based liturgical educational resources .
    •   Aims to encourage a thinking faith and a lived out understanding of what it is to be drawn by God’s grace into communion with each other and with God in Christ.
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  • 4. Written for...
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    • All members of the community
    • Those training to administer the bread and wine during a service
    • Those commissioned to bring Communion by Extension to the housebound.
  • 5. Leader’s and Participant's Handbook
  • 6. Contents
    • 6 sessions including Holy Communion
    • For groups of up to 10
    • Programme can be given at any time of the year
    • Each session lasts 90 minutes
    • Gathering of God’s People
    • Proclaiming and Receiving of God’s Word
    • Prayers of the People
    • Celebrating at the Lord’s Table
    • The Going Out as God’s People
  • 7. Leader’s Handbook
        • General Guidelines on Group Learning
        • Objectives
        • Check lists
        • Background information and some exegesis
        • Time scale for each section of the session
        • Biblical Texts and all material in Participant’s Handbook
        • Guide questions and activities
        • Worship
  • 8. Format of Each Session
  • 9. Method
    • INTERACTIVE
  • 10. Session 2
    • THE PROCLAIMING
    • AND RECEIVING
    • OF GOD’S WORD
    • Book of Common Prayer
    • pp. 204-5
    • The objectives of this session are to -
    • foster an expectation that God will speak in and through scripture
    • help people to understand the way the Word of God is read and explained in worship
  • 11. FOR BUSY LEADERS....
  • 12. Participant’s Handbook
    • Objectives of each session
    • Biblical passages
    • Activities
    • Psalms to read at home each week
    • Evaluation
  • 13. At home...
    • PRAYER REFLECTIONS ON THE PSALMS
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    • Each participant is asked to commit themselves
    • to 10-15 minutes in quiet prayer each day
    • and read a psalm a day from
    • the Book of Common Prayer.
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  • 14. Success will be...
    • A deeper spiritual understanding
    • of Holy Communion Two
    • Liturgy Group in Parish
    • Daily Reading of Psalms from the
    • Book of Common Prayer
  • 15. Cost
    • Package
    • A Leader’s Handbook and
    • 10 Participant's Handbooks
    • € 25
    • The Good Book Shop
    • Resource Centre
    • General Synod bookstalls
  • 16.
    • Thereafter both Handbooks
    • will cost €2.99 each