Practicums

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 and the Rev. Margaret Thor

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021 – 1pm – 5pm with breaks, by zoom. Register here.

Priestly Practicums

Presiding at Baptism and Eucharist with the Rev. Devon Anderson

  • Saturday, May 8, 2021 by Zoom. Register here.
  • 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.
  • 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.

The Rev. Joy Caires

Marriage and Burial Practicum with the Rev. Joy Caires

  • Saturday, June 5, 2021, 1-4pm, by Zoom. Register here.
  • This event will either take place by zoom or outside at St. Clement’s in St. Paul. Decision based on input from participants and COVID developments between now and June.
  • Participants will need to be prepared with a Book of Common Prayer! If the event is on zoom, you will also need access to a church sanctuary and some key holy hardware as listed above.
  • To prepare, read the prayer book rubrics for marriage and burial carefully before the session. Also, review the EOW (Enriching Our Worship) burial resources. Finally, participants should also read over the authorized liturgy for same-gender couples (or couples who desire a liturgy that does not center the heteronormative experience).