Adult Formation Beginning January 18: Exploring Our Common Prayer
Beginning on Wednesday, January 18 at 7 pm on Zoom, Bryan Cones of Trinity will be leading the next round of our Better Together adult formation program. We will be discussing our Sunday common prayer (or “liturgy”) based on the book The Assembly: A Spirituality by Gordon Lathrop, a Lutheran scholar of worship (available in hardcover or as an ebook by clicking the link on the book title). (Kristin Saylor of St. Lawrence studied with Lathrop, and Bryan’s doctoral work relies on his writings.)
This book explores why and how the assembly—the gathering or meeting—is so important in Christianity. Lathrop intends the book to assist Christian congregations and their pastors or priests to recover vital, participatory, and life-giving in-person worship after the pandemic. He further intends that participants will see and treasure the importance of assembly as the primary form of “church” and as a vital source of Christian daily life.
Lathrop’s book is meant to be an accessible introduction to praying our Sunday liturgy for everyone. But if you can't get to it, no worries! We will be exploring the Sunday liturgy we all celebrate together; that common prayer is the basic “text” we will be talking about. So come with your questions about our prayer and we can find new answers together. These gatherings continue through Wednesday, February 15. For weekly updates and questions for reflection see the study page on Trinity’s website.