If I’m the minister for children and youth, I ought to be all about innovation, right? Not necessarily. Given the freedom, I would repeat as much from week to week in a worship service

Two reminders that repetition in liturgy is good for children, big and small: from Alex, and an older post from me.

2 Responses to “Repetition”

  1. Meika Says:

    One of the things I really miss about our Lutheran church in Japan is the liturgy. I find that my mind wanders so much in the course of a service that having the same thing repeated each week meant that I got much more out of it than the most carefully-formulated unique-to-the-week liturgy in our current church (or any other, really). And in times when I just can’t listen to 90% of the sermon – like when I had a five-month-old with me, or when the combination of August hotstuffyness and the precise tilt of the pews has me struggling against lightheadedness and imagining what will happen if I pass out in the middle of the service – a consistent liturgy still allowed me to leave feeling that I had received something and made some kind of contact with God in a way that I can’t on my own.

  2. Alex Says:

    Aw, thanks for posting about my sweet Thomas…