Monday, November 9, 2009

Possible Itinerary for Postville/Decorah Delegation

First Day
6:00 p.m.  Introductions/Dinner as we watch movies
  • "Postville:  When Cultures Collide"  (Runtime 60 minutes)
  • "Guatemala:  A Tale of Two Villages (Runtime 15 minutes)
8:00 p.m.  Lectio Divina      Leviticus 19:33-34  (read four times)
  • After first reading, some context
  • After second reading, reflect on a word or phrase that attracts you.  Speak that word or phrase with no elaboration after silence for one or two minutes
  • After third reading, reflect on the question, "Where do you see God or Christ in this Scripture verse?"  Share after two or three minutes of silence.
  • After fourth reading, reflect on the question, "What is God calling you to do or be today/this week through this Scripture verse?"  Share after two or three minutes of silence.
  • Finish with prayer for the person on your right--that they may be able to fulfill what God is calling them to do or be today/this week through this Scripture verse.
8:30 p.m.   Preparations for Tomorrow (Witness for Peace model)
  • Someone to introduce our group each time.
  • Someone to take photos.
  • Someone to record.
  • Someone to check that we have everyone.
  • Someone to offer a prayer at an appropriate time.
  • Someone to thank each person/group formally.
  • Someone to make sure we are staying according to schedule.
  • Someone to monitor the mood of the group.
9:00 p.m.  Break for Evening

Second Day
Lectio Divina (see process above)  Matthew 22:37-40
9:00 a.m.  Meet with Father Paul and Paul Rael, St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church, Postville, Iowa
10:30 a.m.  Meet with Postville Response Team or Postville community members
12:00 p.m.  Eat Lunch with Rev. Gary Catterson, Presbyterian pastor in Postville
2:00 p.m.  Drive to Decorah, Iowa
3:00 p.m.  Meet with Project Jubilee Organizers
5:00 p.m.  Meet with John Murphy, Congressperson Braley's Dubuque office, to talk about the status of Immigration Reform legislation in Washington, D. C.
6:00 p.m.  Meal and discussion with nine Guatemalan men being held in detention while the Agriprocessors trial continues.
8:15 p.m.  Lectio Divina  Mark 4:30-32
8:45 p.m.  Evening Break

Third Day   
7:00 a.m.    Breakfast
7:30 a.m.   Lectio Divina  Leviticus 19:33-34
9:00 a.m.   Meeting with Davis Vasquez, Campus Minister at Luther College, Decorah
10:30 a.m.  Reflection on next steps for your work in our nation's current immigration crisis.    

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