Lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi
The Very Rev. Peter DeVeau
Vern Barnet, co-chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
the Rev. Canon Evelyn Hornaday
The Rev. Canon Christy Dorn
Music Director Dr Paul Meier
Young Adult Coord.
Children and Family Coord.
Senior Warden Mark Galus
Vestry Liaison Chuck Ritter
Sacristan Sharon Sprague
Head Acolyte Jeff Johnson
Head Usher David Telep
Former Jr Warden David Barker
c=confirmed c-=no meal
i=follow-up inquiry via email
GOAL: Provide distinct and meaningful worship opportunities that meet the diverse needs of our diverse community.
DESCRIPTION: For our congregation
and our community, who seek relevant and meaningful worship that delivers
a hopeful and timely message, this team will
• Research and identify worship needs within the congregation and in our community.
• Advise the Dean or designee on how to address those needs.
• Support the Dean or designee with implementation of worship opportunities.
• Continuously evaluate worship needs and ensure alignment to participation and demographic trends.
• Engage with and support the Music program.
• Every service we offer is meaningful, engages with Scripture, and adheres to Anglican tradition as expressed in the Episcopal Church.
• To engage our diverse community, we offer distinct services that are traditional, contemplative, and contemporary.
• To meet the needs of our diverse community, our clergy seeks community engagement in worship opportunities
• Artifacts demonstrating research into distinct and varied services offered within the within and beyond the Episcopal tradition that inform diverse worship opportunities.
• Artifacts demonstrating distinct services (e.g., service programs); quantity of community members engaged in distinct services; quality of community feedback.
• Quantity of community members participating in various worship opportunities (e.g., Eucharistic ministers, acolytes, lectors, musicians, guest preachers, etc.)
INITIATIVE FOR 2017:
Form a Worship Committee that will work with clergy to • research and identify worship needs and advise on how to address those needs.
In light of the Cathedral’s Strategic Plan with the specific goal of providing distinct and meaningful worship opportunities, and grateful for the treasury we have inherited and the beckoning of the future, the Worship Committee shall —
1. Pursue study of the rich meanings of our liturgical and devotional traditions and possibilities through committee members’ conversations with each other, and share insights with the congregation through educational communications and programs. This living tradition includes daily, weekly, seasonal, personal transition, and special worship experiences, in both specific elements and entire liturgies.
2. From time to time, review the congregation’s worship experiences and advise the Dean and others on how worship experiences, and the skills and resources which make them possible, may be diversified, celebrated, enhanced, and enlarged.
3. Support and encourage the clergy, other staff, and volunteers in their roles in making worship most meaningful, beautiful, and embracing. Specifically, with the Dean, Music Director, and others, help plan seasonal liturgies. This includes an advisory, consultative, cooperative relationship in sundry ways and to varying degrees with clergy, musicians, sacristy guild, Eucharistic ministers, ushers, acolytes, lectors, sexton, buildings and grounds, children’s ministry, catechumens, and pew participants.
4. Cooperate and communicate with other strategic
plan committees as appropriate.
Any Body There?-- Worship and Being Human in
a Digital Age
The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography
The Oxford History of Christian Worship
Reaching Out without Dumbing Down: A Theology
of Worship for This Urgent Time
For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy
Religion in Human Evolution
The Feast of Fools,
The Spirit of the Liturgy
"Finding God in All Things: A Sacramental Worldview
and Its Effects"
A report on
our meeting today appears at
which includes this link to our revised Job Description,
which we are forwarding to the Vestry.
We honored each other not only by our participation but also by completing our work within the allotted hour.
Thanks to Mark, Matt, John, Peter, Sharon, and the church staff who helped arrange and/or return the "props" for this session.
We decided to meet next for a light meal 6-8 pm Sept 17 following Choral Evensong. For our spiritual exercise that evening, please think about your favorite spots in the nave (including the gallery) and chancel.
And for more
fun: my son just alerted me to this:
[Attending: Peter, Vern, Mark, Linda, Michelle, John, Matt, Paul, Marco, Chuck, guest Chris Morgan; pop-in by REVelyn.]
1. We meet next this Sunday at 11:45 in a break-out room in the carpeted area in Founders. Look for our Worship Committe sign! Below is a tentative agenda as of now. Any updates before the meeting will be posted on our webpage, http://www.cres.org/GHTC/ at http://www.cres.org/GHTC/index.htm#Agenda .
2. At this meeting, after opening prayer, we'll do a short exercise as we come to know one another better in the context of our worship sensibilities. The major work for us at this meeting is to forward a committee job description -- http://www.cres.org/GHTC/index.htm#Job -- to the Vestry. Let's plan on a one-hour meeting with a final prayer before 12:45.
3. We've begun implementing item (1) in the list of possible projects -- for the archive, http://www.cres.org/GHTC/index.htm#Archives . Thanks especially to Matt for last Sunday's contribution http://www.cres.org/GHTC/index.htm#e170730 , and to Linda's forthcoming invitation to view the Madona window http://www.cres.org/GHTC/index.htm#Aug13 .
4. If we are interested in item (14), a pre-eclipse event, this is our last chance to plan.
5. If you have other items for possible discussions or projects, send them to me and I'll get them on the list at http://www.cres.org/GHTC/index.htm#Projects . Among the folks who have expressed interest in the work of the committee is Chris Morgan. His recent email appears below the tentative agenda in this email.
6. As a Committee, born only one month ago, our baby steps are strong and promising.