Sunday Services

Our summer Sunday worship services will resume on May 27, 2018, at 11:15 a.m.

Winter Dialogues: Prayer

Each session begins at 11:15 and is followed by a common meal.  Please bring a dish to share.  Locations are indicated or will be indicated well in advance.  Please let us know if you need directions.

October 15 – Introduction and discussion: What is prayer?

November 12: Prelude: Prayer 101: Who are we praying to? Why? What happens when we pray? What changes?  Help, Thanks, Wow: Three Essential Prayers, by Anne Lamott, pages 1-8.  Home of Irene Seeland, Old Inn Road.

December 17: Help: Prayers of Petition and Lament.  Help, Thanks, Wow, pages 11-40.  Psalms 25, 69:1-2, 70, 86.  Home of Trisha Sayad, Mt. Meenhagha Road.

January 14: Thanks: Prayers of Thanksgiving.  Help, Thanks, Wow, pages 43-68.  Psalms 40, 100, 138.  Home of Tom Gale, just to the right of the church.

February 11: Wow: Prayers of Awe.  Help, Thanks, Wow, pages 71-88.  Psalms 8, 19, 65, 139.  Home of Ruth Diem and Jeffrey Slade.

March 4: Personal Prayer Practice: How and when do we pray as individuals?  We will discuss our particular prayer practices.  Everyone is invited to select a disciplined practice to follow in the weeks before the Dialogue.  Different practices can be found at The Upper Room (operated by the United Methodist Church), http://prayer-center.upperroom.org/resources/resources-methods; and Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism, https://gravitycenter.com/practice/.  Home of Irene Seeland, Old Inn Road.

April 8: Congregational Prayer Practice:  What prayer elements should we include in our worship services, and why?

May 6:  Our summer worship.  We will draft a prayer to be used in our summer worship in 2018.

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