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Living Stories workshop September 27

Join us for Living Stories !

The Rev. Martha SpongLiving Stories, a full day workshop with the Rev. Martha K. Spong, will be presented at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9 am to 4 pm on the LTSP campus, 7301 Germantown Avenue, in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia (19119). All clergy, worship team members, and laypersons interested in or involved in renewing worship are welcome. The fee for the day is $25, with lunch on your own. Register for the workshop here.

About the Living Stories workshop

Long passages of scripture often lose the attention of the congregation. In this workshop we will work at bringing the text to life by presenting scripture creatively. We’ll begin with a comparison of two approaches to one text, John 9:1-41. Then we will break into small groups to work on passages for the upcoming Lectionary season, with texts available from both the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary. If you are a clergyperson or a worship team member or a layperson who wants to get involved in renewing worship, this workshop will give you tools to bring the stories of our faith to new life in your particular worship context.

About the Presenter

The Abingdon Creative Preaching Annual 2016The Rev. Martha K. Spong served United Church of Christ congregations of diverse size and situation as both a settled and intentional interim pastor before becoming the Director of RevGalBlogPals, an ecumenical ministry providing support and community for clergywomen. In all parish settings, she enjoyed working with lay people to create presentations of scripture that opened the Word through drama and poetry. She blogs at “Reflectionary,” where you can find some of her creative scripture adaptations, and she is a contributor to the Abingdon  Creative Preaching Annuals for 2014, 2015, and 2016 (forthcoming).

You can register for the Living Stories workshop online here.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, contact Kathie Afflerbach, AIM, LTSP Coordinator of Non-Credit Education at 215.248.6324 or

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