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Introducing Centering Prayer

Introducing Centering Prayer

We are excited to offer a four week opportunity to learn about and practice Centering Prayer led by Judy Mullins (July 8, July 22, July 29, and August 5 from 8:30 am-10am).

Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplative prayer that deepens one’s capacity to abide in a state of what ancient practitioners called “attention of the heart.”  Once you get the “hang of it”, attention of the heart allows you to be fully present to God, while at the same time fully present to the situation at hand.  One can think of it as a practice that, over time, anchors you in the peace of Christ, so that without being conscious of it, you discover you are operating from a deeper, calmer, more mindful and more joyful state. For more information about Centering Prayer please visit this website. Read More

Presiding Bishop on the President’s action and the Paris Climate Accord

Presiding Bishop on the President’s action and the Paris Climate Accord

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s action and the Paris Climate Accord.

“With the announcement by President Donald Trump of his decision to withdraw the commitment made by the United States to the Paris Climate Accord, I am reminded of the words of the old spiritual which speaks of God and God’s creation in these words, “He’s got the whole world in his hands.” The whole world belongs to God, as Psalm 24 teaches us. (…)

Read full article on the Episcopal Church website: HERE

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7 a.m. Tuesday Morning Prayer Ongoing

7 a.m. Tuesday Morning Prayer Ongoing

+Rev Lael Sorensen will continue conducting morning prayer at 7 a.m. in the Choir Stalls in the Sanctuary every Tuesday.  Participants are encouraged to then continue the practice on their own time throughout the week. This reflective prayer service offers a meaningful focus for the day and the upcoming week.  Use of daily prayers to mark the times of the day has been a traditional practice in Judaism and Christianity.  The monastic form includes matins (at midnight or cockcrow), prime (the first hour), terce (the third hour), sext (the sixth hour); none (the ninth hour), and compline (bedtime).  After the Reformation, in the Anglican (Episcopal) tradition,  the eight monastic offices were reduced to congregational Morning and Evening Prayer.