Rhythms of Life & Liturgy

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Rhythms of Life & Liturgy

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

While the language and rhythms of Sunday worship might feel familiar and routine, how that liturgy informs our own daily prayer life may be less clear. Leaning on the ancient texts and liturgies of the psalms, Don Saliers and Barbara Day Miller lead us in an interactive study and exploration of the full range of prayers and postures modeled for us by the liturgical texts of our ancestors of faith.
In this one-day retreat, we will be led in exploring, praying, and singing the Psalms associated with the Lent and Easter seasons: from the joyful song of Psalm 95 to the distress and anxiety of Psalm130; the confidence of Psalm 121 to the comforting familiarity of Psalm 23.
Whether you have prayed and sung the psalms in worship or use them often for personal devotion; whether you will be encountering them again or for the very first time, we pray this will be an opportunity to deepen and enrich your personal life of prayer and devotion, and even your Sunday mornings, too.
9am – Registration
9:30am – Session 1
12pm – Lunch
12:45pm – Session 2
2pm – Closing Worship
2:30pm – Sending
– Free parking in the parking structure.
– No child-care provided.
– $25/person or $20/person for two or more.
– Lunch and Refreshments provided.
The Rev. Dr. Don E. Saliers currently serves as a Theologian-in-Residence at Candler School of Theology at Emory University after retiring in 2007 as the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship. For many years, he directed the Master of Sacred Music program at Emory, and was an organist and choirmaster at Cannon Chapel for 35 years. Before joining the Candler faculty in 1974, Saliers taught at Yale Divinity School, and has taught in summer programs at Notre Dame, Boston College, Vancouver School of Theology, St. John’s University, and Boston University School of Theology.
An accomplished musician, theologian and scholar of liturgics, Saliers is the author of 15 books on the relationship between theology and worship practices, and co-authored A Song to Sing, a Life to Live with his daughter Emily Saliers, a member of the Indigo Girls.
The Rev. Barbara Day Miller served as Associate Dean of Worship and Music at Candler School of Theology at Emory University for almost twenty years, overseeing the planning, coordination, and facilitation of Candler’s worship and ceremonial life. She was also the director of the Candler Singers, an elite choir made up of seminary students that performed across the Southeast, as well as during General Conferences of The United Methodist Church in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016.
Rev. Day Miller’s interests include congregational planning and participation in worship, creative worship and the arts, and global hymns and songs. She is the author of Encounters with the Holy: A Conversational Model for Worship Planning (Alban Institute, 2010) and The New Pastor’s Guide to Leading Worship (Abingdon Press, 2005).
Together, Barbara and Don share a long-standing partnership in teaching and leading workshops, and guiding individuals and communities in developing grounding spiritual practices to live more fully God’s call to justice and peace.


February 22
9:00 am - 2:30 pm


10497 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, CA 90024 United States