June 26, 2008

A Rich Diet and a Full Meal

Posted in Highlights at 3:05 pm by elcic2

We began early today with morning prayer at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, and then trooped downhill to Fulford Hall at Christ Church Cathedral once more. We spent the morning with Gordon Lathrop and Karen Ward, an hour with each, then, after a quick lunch we got another hour with each of them. It’s a rich diet and full meal. Karen shares with us what she’s doing, along with her members, at her ’emerging church’ in the Fremond neighbourhood of Seattle, Washington. The faith community she serves is actually associated with both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Episcopal Church (TEC) south of the border, and she is a pastor on the roster of the ELCA. Gordon is professor emeritus at Philadelphia’s Lutheran Theological Seminary (ELCA) and known around the world and across the oikumene (the household of the faith) as a solid liturgical scholar; he played a key role in the new generation of worship resources which includes Evangelical Lutheran Worship. Now, late afternoon, we have split up into a variety of workshops. I’m sitting in one with about forty people, led by the Rev. Dr. Richard Leggett of the Vancouver School of Theology (VST) on ‘Principles of Liturgical Revision.’ This is where the ELCA, with ELCIC involvement, began the whole process of what was first called ‘Renewing Worship’ and led eventually to Evangelical Lutheran Worship and its attendant resources.

– blog post and picture from Rev. Paul Johnson

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