adoration

A contemplative, ecumenical service of Word and Table.

Only Compline This Week

by daniel couper

Sisters and Brothers,

This is just a reminder that Adoration has ended for the semester. We’ll meet for compline once more tonight (Monday) at 9:25 in the Emmanuel Seminary chapel.

Look for an email in late summer to announce the starting dates and locations for the fall semester.

Pax Christi.

Final Adoration Service Tonight

by daniel couper

Brothers and Sisters,

Tonight’s service will be the last of the spring semester. We’ll gather at Hopwood at 9pm for worship; fellowship will follow the service.

Please keep in mind that registration forms (and deposits) for the May retreat are due tonight, as well.

Pax Christi.

Grace Point Spiritual Retreat

by daniel couper

Mark your calendar for May 5-7We are reserving accommodations at Grace Point Camp in Kingston, TN for an Adoration and Community-wide weekend spiritual retreat. The format for the weekend will be structured around the frequent liturgies of daily prayer-in-common with generous free time devoted to enjoying the beauty of Watts Bar lake and the hiking trails around the camp. The total cost for overnight retreatants is $50* and $20* for commuters. (*Evening meals on Friday and Saturday will be at a local Kingston establishment; the cost for these is not covered in the retreat fee.) Further details to come in future updates on this site. Read the rest of this entry »

Adoration Begins January 17

by daniel couper

Friends,

Adoration will recommence this coming Tuesday, January 17, at 9pm at Hopwood.  A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service.

Pax Christi.

Adoration on Winter Hiatus

by daniel couper

Brothers and Sisters,

Just a reminder:  There will be no Adoration services until Tuesday, January 17.  Mark your calendars!  Another reminder will be sent out during the week preceding the start of the spring semester.

Pax Christi.

Final Adoration This Week

by daniel couper

Sisters and Brothers,

This week’s Adoration service will be our last gathering before the new year rolls around.  Join us Tuesday at 9pm at Hopwood, and bring a someone you love.  A time of fellowship will follow the service.

Pax Christi.

Adoration : November 8

by daniel couper

Brothers and Sisters,

We’ll gather for Adoration tonight (Tuesday) at 9pm at Hopwood.  Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service.

Also, be aware that next week, November 15, will be our final service of the fall semester.

Pax Christi.

All Saints’ Day

by daniel couper

Brothers and Sisters,

This Tuesday night, we will celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints at Adoration.  As usual, we will meet at 9pm at Hopwood.  In many ways, however, this is an unusual service for our community, dedicated to honoring the lives of those great women and men by whom the Christian faith has been passed down to us.  We hope that you’ll join us for this special evening, and invite others to join as well.

Pax Christi.

This Week’s Services

by daniel couper

Sisters and Brothers,

As usual, we’ll gather this Tuesday at Hopwood for Adoration.  Join us for worship at 9pm, and stay for refreshments and fellowship after the service.

We’ll also be praying compline tonight at 9pm at the Emmanuel Seminary chapel.

Pax Christi.

Homily : October 4, 2016

by daniel couper

Texts for Week 27 in Ordinary Time, Year C


At first glance, tonight’s Gospel passage is utterly baffling to the typical modern (or even postmodern) American.  Imagine the conversation going down in the local coffeeshop:  

“Hey, Jesus, buddy, you keep talking about this ‘faith’ thing.  How do we get more of that?”

“Well, Petey”—of course it’s Peter; you know it is—“you don’t really have to have that much to do some pretty incredible things.  I mean, if you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could talk to the trees and they would obey you.”

“Umm, Jesus?” Bartholomew whispers, embarrassed to have to ask at all.  “What does a mustard seed look like?”

“Got it!” James butts in, handing his phone across the table to Bartholomew, who reads the open Wikipedia page, muttering to himself.

“…One to two millimeters?  Whoa.  That’s pretty small for moving trees.” Read the rest of this entry »