Well, it's almost time for lay ministry classes to commence again, and I find I've been assigned the job of leading a closing devotion.
I remember, back in my university days, going to LSM retreats just champing at the bit to write up a liturgy. Not that we knew what we were doing back then. I shudder to think of some of the self-important and silly stuff we may have come up with sitting there in our sleep-deprived states in drafty, smoke-filled lodges in the middle of Middle America. (Mime service, anyone? We did that.)
The more I understand about the mechanics of worship, the more humble I am approaching the task of creating worship. I find myself inclined to fall back on the tried and true.
I haven't decided if I'm going to wing it with this particular devotion, or go with what I know. I could take the easy way out and announce that we'll engage in 30 minutes of silent meditation.