Beginning Sunday, March 21: An Opportunity to Walk the Labyrinth in the Lounge
From Sunday, March 21, through Easter Sunday, April 4, a labyrinth has been laid out in the Lounge area for each of you to experience. The glass door at the top of the handicap ramp in front of church will be unlocked from 7:00 am–9:00 pm for access. Come when it works in your schedule, there is no need to sign up.
Each one of us certainly has much to reflect and process from the past year and this would be a wonderful space to spend some quiet time in the presence of God.
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center, and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.
Two verses that can be used while praying the labyrinth are, “You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy.” (Psalm 16:11) and Jesus’ words, “I am the way, the truth and the life…” (John 14:16).
Prayer with a labyrinth has three movements.
As one moves toward the center of the labyrinth the person focuses on letting go of worldly attachments or coming to God with a question.
At the center, the person comes to the center of his or her relationship with God. One may linger in the center of the labyrinth, spending time reflecting on one’s relationship with God and praying.
Eventually, however, the need returns to move out into the world again.
Included is a “Guide to Walking the Labyrinth”