Make straight the path! The next Workparty with St. Benedict is on Saturday, December 5, 2015, from 9:00 am to 11:45 am. Join people from Church of the Redeemer in work and prayer to spruce up the church campus.
Here is the schedule for Workparty with St. Benedict on December 5:
- 9:00 am: Daily Morning prayer and meditation. There is an emphasis on meditation this time because it is Advent.
- 9:30 am to 11:30 am: Work on the various projects. See the list of inside and outside projects for this Workparty.
- Treats will be provided.
- 11:30 am to 11:45 am: Gather to reflect on what everyone has done.
Project list for Workparty
There are several inside and outside projects for Workparty this December. Bring what tools you have to do these tasks. There may not be enough tools at Redeemer to do these things.
- Hang white lights in shrubs outside around the main entrance. This may include cutting back some ivy and overgrown branches. Bring clippers if you have them.
Indoor heavy projects
- Turn the last two pews around to face forward. There are some piano dollies at Redeemer to facillitate moving the pews.
- Re-arrange the plants in the baptistry to make space for Christmas art
Indoor light project and/or limited time
- Provide snacks and make coffee. This includes the set out and clean up of the snacks and coffee. The cleanup can happen before the end of Workparty if the person doing this cannot stay until 11:30 am.
What does St. Benedict have to do with this?
Pray and work (ora et labora) refers to the monastic practice of working and praying, generally associated with its use in the Rule of St. Benedict. Workparty is applying this concept to parish life at Church of the Redeemer.
There are answers to frequently asked questions on the Workparty page for October 2015.
Church of the Redeemer
Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.
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