Prism Presentation at General Synod 2008

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<ul><li> 1. PARISH BASEDADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PRISM SERIES 1 COLUMBA PRESS Celebrating Communion</li></ul> <p> 2. Celebrating Communion</p> <ul><li>Commissioned by the Liturgical Advisory Committee for General Synod in the follow up to the introduction of theBook of Common Prayerin 2004.</li></ul> <ul><li>Opportunity for parishioners in the Church of Ireland to reflect upon shared worship, in this case the service of Holy Communion Two. </li></ul> <p> 3. The Prism Series</p> <ul><li> Celebrating Communionis the first in the Prism Series of parish based liturgical educational resources .</li></ul> <ul><li> Aims to encourage a thinking faith and a lived out understanding of what it is to be drawn by Gods grace into communion with each other and with God in Christ. </li></ul> <p> 4. Written for... </p> <ul><li>All members of the community</li></ul> <ul><li>Those training to administer thebread and wine during a service</li></ul> <ul><li>Those commissioned to bringCommunion by Extension to thehousebound.</li></ul> <p> 5. Leaders and Participant's Handbook 6. Contents </p> <ul><li>6 sessionsincluding Holy Communion </li></ul> <ul><li>For groups of up to 10 </li></ul> <ul><li>Programme can be given at any time of the year </li></ul> <ul><li>Each session lasts 90 minutes </li></ul> <ul><li>Gathering of Gods People </li></ul> <ul><li>Proclaiming and Receiving of Gods Word </li></ul> <ul><li>Prayers of the People </li></ul> <ul><li>Celebrating at the Lords Table </li></ul> <ul><li>The Going Out as Gods People </li></ul> <p> 7. Leaders Handbook </p> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>General Guidelines on Group Learning </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Check lists </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Background information and some exegesis</li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Time scale for each section of the session </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Biblical Texts and all material in ParticipantsHandbook </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Guide questions and activities</li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Worship</li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <p> 8. Format of Each Session 9. Method </p> <ul><li>INTERACTIVE </li></ul> <p> 10. Session 2 </p> <ul><li>THE PROCLAIMING</li></ul> <ul><li>AND RECEIVING</li></ul> <ul><li>OF GODS WORD </li></ul> <ul><li>Book of Common Prayer</li></ul> <ul><li>pp. 204-5 </li></ul> <ul><li>The objectives of this session are to - </li></ul> <ul><li>foster anexpectationthat God will speak in and through scripture</li></ul> <ul><li>help people tounderstandthe way the Word of God is read and explained in worship </li></ul> <p> 11. FOR BUSY LEADERS.... 12. Participants Handbook </p> <ul><li>Objectives of each session </li></ul> <ul><li>Biblicalpassages </li></ul> <ul><li>Activities </li></ul> <ul><li>Psalms to read at home each week </li></ul> <ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul> <p> 13. At home... </p> <ul><li>PRAYER REFLECTIONS ON THE PSALMS </li></ul> <ul><li>Each participant is asked to committhemselves</li></ul> <ul><li>to 10-15 minutes in quiet prayer each day</li></ul> <ul><li>and read a psalm a day from </li></ul> <ul><li>theBook of Common Prayer. </li></ul> <p> 14. Success will be... </p> <ul><li>A deeper spiritual understanding</li></ul> <ul><li>of Holy Communion Two </li></ul> <ul><li>Liturgy Group in Parish </li></ul> <ul><li>Daily Reading of Psalms from the</li></ul> <ul><li>Book of Common Prayer </li></ul> <p> 15. Cost</p> <ul><li>Package</li></ul> <ul><li>A Leaders Handbook and</li></ul> <ul><li>10 Participant's Handbooks</li></ul> <ul><li> 25</li></ul> <ul><li>The Good Book Shop </li></ul> <ul><li>Resource Centre </li></ul> <ul><li>General Synod bookstalls </li></ul> <p> 16. </p> <ul><li>Thereafter both Handbooks</li></ul> <ul><li>will cost 2.99 each </li></ul>