Spring Series in Pastoral Theology:

``Liturgy that Lives: Practicing the Art of Blessing in Late-Pandemic Worship``

Crafting language for worship is more contextual and meaningful than ever. These pragmatic workshops honor what we tried and learned in worship since March 2020. We’ll consider the theological and cultural assumptions our liturgical traditions make and how they might adapt to meet our changing communities. What no longer seems essential? What new questions are we asking? What held unhealthy power because we never spoke it aloud? How can blessing the ordinary in worship create more space for dignity, belonging, and purpose?

Join in conversation and connection with fellow clergy, worship curators, and congregational leaders for this series of workshops facilitated by Pastor Meta Herrick Carlson, author of “Ordinary Blessings: Prayers, Poems, and Meditations for Everyday Life.”


  • Session 1: “What we Tried and Learned” – Thursday, May 5 at 9:00am Pacific
  • Session 2: “Why we Speak it Plain” – Thursday, May 12 at 9:00am Pacific
  • Session 3: “How we Bless the Ordinary” Thursday, May 26 at 9:00am Pacific

These workshops are offered by PLU’s Office of Congregations Engagement, and are free to join.
Registration is required to access the Zoom Meeting information.

Contact Kendall Jeske, Director of Congregational Engagement, at jeskekj@plu.edu to learn more.


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