August project update

This month I’d like to share the following:

(1) Our project website is up and running! you can find basic information there about the workshops, as well as some beginning story prompts, and ways to sign up to participate (please share!)

(2) Did you know that September 1 is the beginning of the Season of Creation in the liturgical calendar? This is a relatively new addition to liturgical cycles, and you can find all sorts of prayers, worship plans, and other resources from a number of different denominations — for free online — as you plan your September worship services.

(3) I don’t know who said this, but I think it’s true: “Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time.” So here’s a song that I grew up with, a song with clear biblical metaphors, that is running through my head a lot lately in the midst of all the environmental trauma around us. It’s entitled “Rhymes and Reasons” and was written by John Denver more than four decades ago. May it bring you a moment of peace and hope:

And that’s it for August! 

I am currently working with a number of people in St. Paul to set up a local workshop. As soon as I have dates, I will share them — and if you’re someone who wants to host a workshop in your church, please be in contact with me.