This weekend we are thrilled to have with us a master storyteller whose passion is helping people tell their own stories, especially church people, whether in church or out in the world.
Joanne Epply-Schmidt, an Episcopalian priest and university chaplain in Princeton, NJ, will be giving a public lecture on “The Good That Comes after ‘Once Upon a Time …’” on Friday, March 9, at 7:30. She will share her experience telling stories in parishes, prisons, the public square, and in pastoral care. This is a free lecture with a wine & cheese reception to follow to meet the speaker. All are welcome.
On Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.a. Joanne will be offering a workshop to help people tell their own stories—everything from setting up a story, paying attention to details, the use of drama—to give us confidence when we area called upon to tell our story. Registration is required and the workshop is limited to 20 people. Freewill donations will be gratefully received toward the cost of this day.
Joanne will be our preacher at both services on Sunday, March 11, and then will stay following the 10:30 service to lead a workshop for all our readers. She believes that “reading” the lessons on a Sunday morning is in reality a form of storytelling.
Please participate in any or all of these events as you are able. There is not one of us, after all, who does not have a story to tell!