Guided Labyrinth Walk
Sunday, September 26
(after the 10:00 service)
Please walk with us in our beautiful Labyrinth Garden as we begin the season. Our 11-circuit Labyrinth invites spiritual centering, contemplation, and prayer. Labyrinth walking is an ancient practice and a unique experience.
For anyone unable to walk, we have comfortable seating and finger labyrinths available.
Labyrinth Facilitators will be on hand to answer questions and guide you in this spiritual exercise.
Confirmation by the Rt. Rev. Peter Eaton
Sunday, October 3
Youth and Adults will be publicly Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church, or Reaffirm their baptismal covenants.
Confirmation is the culmination of a year-long formation process for our youth. It is the sacramental rite in which the candidates "express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop"
Blessing of the Animals
Wednesday, October 6
Bring your pets, and the whole family, for a blessing as we celebrate the ministry of St. Francis, patron saint of animals.
The blessing will be outdoors in the courtyard and we will have some treats available for pets AND their people.
Paws on the Path, at 6:30 PM
Following the blessing, in the Labyrinth garden, you and your pet are encouraged to walk our Labyrinth. Facilitators will be on hand to answer questions and guide you and your pet in this spiritual exercise.
The Rector's Forum:
Spiritual Practices: Developing a Rule of Life
Meets in the Parish Hall at 9:00
God calls all of us to various vocations. Vocations happen when the needs of our communities align with our own spiritual gifts, practices, and passions. And yet in the midst of all of life’s demands, it can be challenging finding intentionality, stability, and direction in living out our vocations. Living by a Rule of Life is an ancient Christian practice which helps integrate life’s demands with the vocations to which God is calling us. In October Fr. Derek Larson will share with us more about how to build and live by a Rule of Life through the lens of his own vocation as a Franciscan tertiary in the Third Order, Society of St. Francis.
Youth (and doughnuts!)
The Name Says It All
Meets in the Newly Renovated Youth Rooms, a.k.a. "The Barn"
Youth grades 6 - 12 are welcome to join together for a time of casual conversation about Bible texts, current events and the life of faith. And yes, there will be doughnuts. You MUST check out this fantastic new space for our youth!
GS Kids Story Time
Pre-k through 5th grade
Meets in the kids ministry room of the Ryon Building
Your kids are invited to gather for an exciting and engaging story at this children's event on GROW Sunday. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
The Rector's Forum Online
Join us for an interactive online version of The Rector's Forum (described above). This session will be recorded and available on our You Tube channel later in the day.
All kids in pre-K through 5th grade are invited to Adventure Kingdom -- an opportunity for your children to encounter God and leave changed. Adventure Kingdom happens every Sunday morning at 10 AM when your kids are invited to join others in God's Kingdom!
We are strongly encouraging masks and social distancing in church and in any ministry groups meeting onsite. Clergy, Staff, and Volunteers will all be wearing masks in group settings.
What, where, when?
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The Rector's Corner is the place to find transcripts of Fr. Doug's sermons, along with reflections on the lectionary, current events, and shared perspectives.
Learn about our interim plan as we transition this time of uncertainty during the pandemic. Watch Fr. Doug's video message to hear what we are doing this year.
Thoughts on Faith is Fr. Derek Larson's blog that offers recorded sermon content along with ministry projects and other digital messaging.
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