Free Community Chat: THE AFFIRMATION OF VOCATION

The next JBL Community Chat:   The Affirmation of Vocation

Thursday, May 19 at 7pm CT

“You have no idea what will happen when you say ‘Yes!’” Bishop Megan Traquier declared during her Easter Vigil sermon.  The Fifty Days of Easter are a time to begin exploring the possibilities of that “Yes!” The rite of Affirmation of Vocation celebrates the insights that the newly baptized and the reaffirmers of their baptism have discerned as to what that “Yes!” means in their lives.

This chat will look at the components of the Rite of Affirmation of Vocation.  What is its purpose?  When does it occur and why then? Where does it take place? Who is involved?  How are those gathered in worship involved in this rite?

We will look at the parts of this rite:  The calling forward; the participants’ statements; the charge given them and, through them, to all present.

You will find the rite at: Journeytobaptism.org, Resources, Worship Resources, Ecumenical Rites, “About the Affirmation of Vocation” (pp. 58-61)

The Rev. Taylor W Burton-Edwards will lead our discussion on Thursday, May 19 at 7:00pm CT.  He is a Minister of Word and Sacrament rostered in the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and helped design the ecumenical rite of Affirmation of Vocation.

To participate:   Register at [email protected].  Put “Community Chat” in the subject line and your name and phone number in the body of the text.  We will send you a Zoom link and your homework assignment nearer the date of the Chat.

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