During the summer of 2016, the St. Andrew's community is invited to participate in a Parish Lord's Prayer Challenge. Our youth did a great project writing a Lord's Prayer and we will continue this theme in the coming months.
We will be following our sister church, St. Andrew's Church in Arlington, Virginia, who took the Lord's Prayer Challenge last summer.
Parishioners of all ages are invited to:
1. Learn the Lord's Prayer, and/or
2. Learn the prayer in a different language of version
3. Record yourself, your family or friends reciting the prayer in different locations (as you travel, around town, etc.) Post your video to St. Andrew's Facebook page. To LIKE us on Facebook and post your video, click this link:
Also email or post a still shot reciting the Lord's Prayer to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make a collage of the photos on our bulletin board and post the video on our website and Facebook page.
Children are invited to learn the Lord's Prayer by heart. Adults may
challenge themselves to learn the prayer in different languages and versions. Be creative about the location!
We can stay connected even when we are traveling or on vacation as we take this challenge together. Each week we will send out factoids so that we can all have a deeper understanding of the Lord's Prayer and the discipline of prayer. On Sunday, September 11 we will celebrate and give awards for the youngest and oldest participants, the most enthusiastic, etc.
We learned about this challenge in the announcements on May 15. This challenge brings spirituality into our homes and daily lives and will weave us together, even when we are traveling apart. The first "Challenge Tip" will in the June 5 issue of the newsletter.
- The Rev. Travis Greenman