Open to anyone, these workshops are a great way to return to the theology undergirding our liturgy, and to consider how you embody and make way for liturgy to function in your community. This is a great refresher for experienced clergy, a great orientation for lay leaders who want a deeper dive, and an essential component of formation for those preparing for ordained leadership! Led by insightful and experienced practitioners, each one will challenge you to consider how our worship brings together pastoral care, sacramental theology, and your individual gifts. Some reading and/or preparation may be set for each practicum at the instructor’s discretion.

Diaconal Practicums

The Deacon in the Liturgy with the Rev. Rex McKee


Priestly Practicums

Presiding at Baptism and Eucharist with the Rev. Devon Anderson

  • Saturday July 25 by Zoom
  • 10 – 11:30am: Theological dive into the work of presiding — what do we think we’re doing?
  • 1 – 2:30pm: Physical practice. Ideally, participants could be in your church sanctuary (by yourself) at an altar. You’d put the laptop on the altar, along with the holy hardware and altar book, while we practice celebrating. It’s ok if that won’t work and you need to be at home — but even there you will need an altar book and stuff that will approximate holy hardware: Paten, chalice, linens, bread, wine, etc. So you’ll want to reach out to your sponsoring faith community or internship site about borrowing an altar book for the day.
  • Register here
  • PREPARE: Familiarize yourself with the liturgies of baptism and eucharist in the Book of Common Prayer, paying special attention to the rubrics. What are the people of each order doing, and why?
  • BRING: Your BCP, notebook and pen to take notes, an altar book and holy hardware as noted above.

Marriage and Burial Practicum with the Rev. Joy Caires The Rev. Joy Caires