Good afternoon from Holy Trinity St. Anskar. We have two new opportunities coming up that relate to Goal #1. Firstly, our priest, Father Bill Teska, is away until Easter. This means that as a congregation, and a very small one, we have a unique opportunity to become more involved in our morning prayer service. Our senior warden usually leads a community reflection in place of a homily. This is a chance for members to share what the day's scripture is saying to them or just what stuck out to them most. We have discussed using this time to do a more formal Gospel-Based Discipleship session, but are somewhat concerned about the length that this would add to an already not-short service.
Secondly, we are starting a new round of our parish bible study. We meet bi-weekly at a member's home to discuss a book of the Bible or other text of interest to the group. This month we will be starting a reading and discussion of John Cowen's book, Taking Jesus Seriously: Buddhist Meditation for Christians. We are very excited about the effect that this text could have both on our personal and communal worship experience.