1st and 3rd Thursdays
7 PM – Saint Mary’s Chapel
Beginning on September 19, 2019, Saint Mary’s Contemplative Service will move to the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Worship begins at 7:00 PM in the Saint Mary’s Chapel, with refreshments and social time to follow. This is the perfect mid-week opportunity to take some time for you. Pray, listen, be in community. All are welcome!
What to expect:
Candlelight, occasional incense, and the singing bowl. At each service, a different lay leader follows this general pattern:
- Words (literature, scripture, etc.)
- 10 minutes of silent meditation
- More words
- 15 minutes of meditation
- Communal prayers of gratitude and petition
- Closing prayer
The service is relaxed and informal, a chance to be still with God and fill ourselves spiritually for the week to come.
If you would like more information, please contact Erika Scheurer at firstname.lastname@example.org
First and Third Sundays, 7pm
For the upcoming contemplative service (Sunday May 15, 7 p.m.) we will be trying something a little different. Instead of sharing two readings and two longer periods of silent meditation (10 minutes and 15 minutes), we will have five daily reflection prompts from the Jesuit “method,” each followed by a five-minute meditation.
The prompts encourage us to reflect on the day, including choices we have made, moments of gratitude, and experiences of God’s presence. Please join us on Pentecost for candlelight, incense, and silent communion with God.
Do you long for a quiet space to slow down and reconnect with yourself, with God, and with your community?
The distinguishing characteristic of our contemplative service is silence.
As we are bathed in the glow of candlelight and prompted by the singing bowl’s deep chime, our diverse lay leaders share readings and prayers framing two periods of silent meditation (ten minutes and 15 minutes).
Come in the doors on Laurel and up the stairs into the sanctuary. You will find a warm welcome in the far front of the church in the lovely chapel behind the wooden screen.