"What do the rites of the church mean for people of the twenty-first century ? How can they help us lead our lives each day ? How will they bring us closer to God ? These pastorally oriented booklets address crucial life-issues and answer often-asked questions with sensitivity, simplicity, and clarity. They weave the meaning of Anglican teaching and liturgy into the fabric of everyday life and work, offering the gifts of the church while honouring the experience of the reader. Designed as handouts for inquirers, or resources for individual reading or group study, all four booklets include short 'stories' from Canadian Anglicans telling what the liturgies mean to them. .... A leader's resource for group study with the baptism and eucharist booklets is available separately". -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction -- Gail's story / Gail Holland -- Gathering -- Listening -- Reflecting -- Praying -- Glen's story / Glen Spurrell -- Sharing Christ's Peace -- Offertory -- The Great Thanksgiving -- Karen's story / Karen Evans -- Communion -- Dismissal -- The next -- Questions people ask.
Author is an Anglican priest in Oakville, Ontario.