AFTERNOON PRAYER THIS WEEK: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

AFTERNOON PRAYER THIS WEEK: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
4:45 – 5:30 pm – The Chapel of St. Ignatius

Singing the Songs of Faith
Exploring the Diversity of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW)

                Guest: Dr. Norma Aamodt-Nelson

Come and join us as we sing some of the wonderful, new hymns of faith  found in this ecumenical worship resource. We will be led in this exploration by Dr. Aamodt Nelson, one of the people responsible for assembling this collection of hymns and songs. Jan Cherry, diaconal Minister and Ecumenical Liturgical Coordinator for the School of Theology and Ministry will join her is this pursuit.

As leaders of worshipping communities, you will often be called upon to choose hymns. What are some of the things you must consider?  What resources do hymnals offer to help you in this task?  We will explore some of the answers to those questions while also singing some of the newer songs found in the ELW.

Plan now to join us!

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DAILY PRAYERS: Monday, April 29, 2013

Catherine of Siena, Teacher, 1380

Hands_SX1123793_29035032Catherine was born in Siena probably in 1347, the twenty-third and last child in the large, devout Benincasa family.  She was a forerunner of those women of later centuries who were to find their fulfillment not in marriage but in a professional career of service. These words of hers are worth pondering:

“Do you think that our Lord would be pleased with us if we left works of mercy undone because our neighbor is unthankful?”

Morning Psalms: Psalm 97; 145
Scripture Readings: Jeremiah 32:1–15;  Colossians 3:18–4:18;  Luke 7:36–50
STM Prayer Cycle: The United Methodist Church, their students among us and Lara Bolger, their liturgical consultant; Theology and Practice of Worship Class taught by William Seth Adams; Kristin Hovaguimian, staff; Tandi Rogers, student

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DAILY PRAYERS: Thursday, April 25, 2013

St. Mark, Evangelist

Wheat | by Kurt Lorenz

The oldest Christian tradition assocaited with this day is the singing of the litany in procession through the countryside to keep mildew from affecting the wheat harvest.  There was a relic of this agricultural concern in the Gospel previoiusly appointed for this day (John 15:1-11) which told of the vine and the vinedresser.

Morning Psalms
: Psalm 47; 147:12–20
Scripture Readings: Jeremiah 31:1–14;  Colossians 2:8–23;  Luke 6:39–49
STM Prayer Cycle: The Mennonite Church, their students in our midst and Marilyn Stahl. Their liturgical consultant; Marilyn Stahl, their Liturgical Consultant; the Liturgical Spirituality class taught by Paul Janowiak; Eliacin Rosario-Cruz,  Graduate assistant

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CENTERING PRAYER: Thursday, April 25, 2013

Linking Liturgy and Learning: Centering Prayer: Thursday, 12:15 – 1:15 pm Hunthausen 160

“In Centering Prayer … little by little, we enter into prayer without intentionality except to consent.”                                                                                                      ~Thomas Merton

Join your STM colleagues as we create space for contemplative prayer with one another.  All are welcome.  The room is open at 12:15 pm and we will be in prayer from 12:30-1:00pm.

Got questions?  Want to lead?  Contact Leigh Weber (

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