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2 minutes reading time (383 words)

Wednesday Adult Class studying “Liturgy of the Ordinary”

Sessions at 10:00-11:30a and 6:00-7:00p | April 24, May 8, 15, 22 | AM session at Latte Da Coffee House | PM Session at Grapes and Growlers in Felida 

Pr. Peter will lead the Wednesday Adult Bible study in a 4-week spring session class based on Tish Harrison Warren's book "Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life." Attendee may attend either morning or evening sessions and newcomers may drop in on any week. The text is also available in paperback and Kindle editions at

The text is beautifully written and easily accessible to all readers. The content will simultaneously heighten awareness and appreciation for the various parts of liturgical worship we typically employ at Messiah and move students to see how these forms become part and parcel of our daily lives. Guided by Pr. Peter, students will review and discuss assigned passages (approx. 36 pages/week) during each of the class sessions.

Synopsis of Christianity Today Book of the Year for 2018
Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something―making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys―that the author does every day. Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Tish Harrison Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday. Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship.

About the Author
Tish Harrison Warren is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America. After eight years with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries at Vanderbilt and The University of Texas at Austin, she currently serves as Co-Associate Rector at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh, PA. She writes regularly for The Well, CT Women, and Christianity Today. Her work has also appeared in Comment Magazine, Christ and Pop Culture, Art House America,, and elsewhere. She is from Austin, TX, and now lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and two young daughters.

Reading Schedule for
Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life
by Tish Harrison Warren

Apr. 24
pgs. 9-49, forward and chapters 1-3

May 8
pgs. 50-87, chapters 4-6

May 15
pgs. 88-127, chapters 7-9

May 22
pgs. 128-153, chapters 10-11
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