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The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

Events (Archive)

11/13: Preaching Advent 2012 with Herbert O’Driscoll

Seattle Presbytery

From Congregational Leadership NW

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Time: 9:00 to 3:00 with break for lunch

Location: First Methodist, 180 Denny Way, Seattle

Registration: $50 per person

Loren Mead describes Herb O’Driscoll as “the best preacher and the best teacher of preachers I know.” An Episcopal priest, Herb taught for many years at the College of Preachers at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. CLN is very excited to have this gifted and fun teacher coming to Seattle for this workshop.

Advent is an important -- but challenging -- season for the preacher. While people are eager to sing Christmas carols and move on to the manger and Bethlehem, Advent raises somewhat different, but important, themes without which Christian faith is sometimes reduced to sentimentality.

O’Driscoll will help participants look at Advent as a season and its theological and artistic themes. Then he will lead us in a close look at the lessons for each Sunday of Advent 2012.

This workshop, open to interested laity, will be especially helpful to preachers who want to enter this Advent with clarity, intentionality and fresh perspective on familiar texts of Scripture.