We invite you to join us for a five-week Lenten study this year using Diana Pavlac Glyer's book, Clay in the Potter's Hands and its accompanying workbook, with Fr Gabe leading the study in Spanish and Lynn Maudlin leading the study English. We will start on Friday, February 26th, and finish on Friday, March 26th, one week before Good Friday, replacing the Friday 6 p.m. Evening Prayer service via zoom during that time.
“Most Christians have heard that God is the potter and we are the clay, but Diana Glyer, who has spent countless hours at the potter’s wheel with her own hands saturated with clay, shows in this remarkable book that this saying is far more than a casual metaphor. God’s fingerprints are all over us. As God hovers over his creation, centering us or shaping us or even restoring us from collapse, he may transform us in ways we never imagined. Clay in the Potter’s Hands does a masterful job of revealing spiritual insights from an insider’s perspective, as one potter considers the work of God the Master Artist. You will be challenged and inspired.” Joseph Bentz, Author of A Son Comes Home, When God Takes Too Long, and Twelve New Testament Passages That Changed the World
Clay in the Potter's Hands, Second Edition, in English
Barro en Las Manos Del Alfarero, Second Edition, in Spanish
Clay in the Potter's Hands WORKBOOK, side by side, in English and Spanish
Clay in the Potter's Hands WORKBOOK, Second Edition, in English
It all starts in the beginning, with the creation story in the book of Genesis.
God speaks, and all of creation explodes into existence: Let there be light! Let there be land! Let there be water, plants, and living things! The scene is enormous, the work is glorious, the voice of the Lord is majestic, and the action is on the largest possible scale.
"In order to transform that clay into something I can use, I have to open a hole in the middle of it... Pressing down and pulling out, I move the clay aside and open up an empty place.
Empty places. How carefully we arrange our lives to make sure we avoid empty places!"