Association of Readers in the Diocese of Lincoln.

2019 Retreat

Readers and ALM’s

6th-8th September ‘ Eyes Wide open, Hearts Ablaze ’ An exploration of the sheer humanity of the Gospel. Following his assertion that the Gospel is told through the eyes of ordinary human beings like you and me, David Shenton led us into an exploration of some of the most well-known passages in the gospels. We were invited to delve into the text and become acquainted with the people involved. We were challenged to present the story through one of the characters. The Retreat included a very moving performance of David’s drama - ‘People of the Passion’.
At Launde, David Shenton encouraged us to take a risk in being prepared to present the gospel story in a different way... so I did... and it worked! I really got in character! The prodigal son follows accountss of the lost sheep and lost coin. I placed the prodigal son as being present and hearing Jesus tell the stories but not getting it! Acting out the prodigal - who then realises Jesus is the good shepherd and he is the lost sheep - upon return to his father, worked well. The churchwarden's 5yr old grandaughter was very attentive according to her mum, especially when I dropped to one knee in tears - holding my stick begging forgiveness. At the end of the drama (and service), I proclaimed "I was lost but Jesus found me. He loves me and he loves you too! Go and share this good news!" Applause! Encouraging comments over coffee included: "That was very good!" "How did you remember the words?" "Your costume was great!" I had not acted for years... but enjoyed the experience! Two repeat performances at local Care Homes. J.M.
Launde Abbey
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What a Blessed time we had! Thank you David for an inspirational weekend - which moved me to tears! Thank you to Sally Buck for organising our Retreat. Thank you to the Warden and all staff at Launde for the welcome, worship and wonderful food! Thank you to all colleagues in ministry for sharing so much… in Faith, Fellowship and Friendship. J.M.
Stations by Sue Humphrey ~ inspired by some amazing trees in the grounds of Launde Abbey! (click or touch above link to open pdf)
Lincoln Readers
Association of Readers in the Diocese of Lincoln.

2019 Retreat

Readers and ALM’s

6th-8th September 2019 ‘ Eyes Wide open, Hearts Ablaze ’ An exploration of the sheer humanity of the Gospel. Following his assertion that the Gospel is told through the eyes of ordinary human beings like you and me, David Shenton led us into an exploration of some of the most well-known passages in the gospels. We were invited delve into the text and become acquainted with the humans involved. The Retreat included a very moving performance of David’s drama - ‘People of the Passion’.
Click or tap image for enlarged album view! To download any image - press and hold on a tablet and save, or on a PC right click and save as
Launde Abbey
What a Blessed time we had! Thank you David for an inspirational weekend - which moved me to tears! Thank you to Sally Buck for organising our Retreat. Thank you to the Warden and all staff at Launde for the welcome, worship and wonderful food! Thank you to all colleagues in ministry for sharing so much… in Faith Fellowship and Friendship. J.M.
Above pic. In search of…? (Caption ideas welcome!)
Stations by Sue Humphrey ~ inspired by some amazing trees in the grounds of Launde Abbey! (click or touch above link to open pdf)
At Launde, David Shenton encouraged us to take a risk in being prepared to present the gospel story in a different way... so I did... and it worked! I really got in character! The prodigal son follows last Sunday's reading of the lost sheep and lost coin. I placed the prodigal son as being present and hearing Jesus tell the stories but not getting it! Acting out the prodigal - who then realises Jesus is the good shepherd and he is the lost sheep - upon return to his father, worked well. The churchwarden's 5yr old grandaughter was very attentive according to her mum, especially when I dropped to one knee in tears - holding my stick begging forgiveness. At the end of the drama (and service), I proclaimed "I was lost but Jesus found me. He loves me and he loves you too! Go and share this good news!" Applause! Encouraging comments over coffee included: "That was very good!" "How did you remember the words?" "Your costume was great!" I had not acted for years... but enjoyed the experience! J.M.

Lincoln Readers