Join us on Friday, December 12 for an evening Labyrinth walk with Eucharist followed by a light dinner. We will come together in soft candlelight to walk our labyrinth. With sacred music to guide our shoeless steps, we will open ourselves to silent conversation with God. The meditative evening will continue as we gather at God’s table to share in a simple Eucharist. The evening will conclude with a light soup supper. Finger labyrinths will also be available.
About the Labyrinth
The Church of the Holy Spirit is fortunate to have a beautiful canvas labyrinth for use as a prayer tool during special times of the liturgical year. All are welcome to explore and enjoy.
Our walking meditation in Advent is a prayer to God to receive the gifts we need and that each of us may become the gifts others need. We are silent and expectant as we walk with candlelight and music to prepare us for the wondrous gifts of sharing the Eucharist and enjoying a light supper together.
During the Middle Ages, labyrinths were used in cathedrals throughout Europe as a metaphor for the pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Today, the labyrinth is a meditative tool that some use to recreate the traditional Advent pilgrimage in which one offers one’s whole being to God. You can learn more about labyrinths here.
As you walk the labyrinth:
- Sit quietly and consider what concerns or people you would like to offer to God this day as you walk.
- Take off your shoes and offer a prayer at the entrance to the labyrinth to begin your walk.
- As you walk, lift up your concerns to God. If you feel like stopping at some point for a moment, do so.
- If you need to pass another walker, just step quietly around and continue on your journey.
- As you reach the center, stop and spend some time just noticing what God is offering you. Thank God for this time together and follow the path back out.
- As you come to the end of your walk, turn towards the center and thank God again for this time with him.
- Take a moment to sit and reflect on what you have experienced.
We ask that no food or drink be brought into the labyrinth area. Prior to walking the canvas labyrinth, please remove your footwear.