It is a great privilege to be working closely with a great pastoral team from Lake Chelan Lutheran Church from Washington. They have been listening carefully to people in their church as well as to questions of the pastoral needs of people who care for the dying. Their project involves conceiving a book of ritual and related resources for the ministries of laypersons to the dying. This has raised deep questions about the relationship between Word, baptism and eucharist and these ministries that have to do with life and death issues. They are asking the right questions about music, prayer texts, quality visual materials and a range of pastoral issues such a book can serve. How will such a resource be both a catechetical resource as well as a ritual book to accompany their ministries? Our sessions thus far have opened for us all — faculty and other parish teams alike–real theological, liturgical and spiritual questions. Just what the Congregations Project should be about!