Celtic Morning Prayer with Meditation,
Tuesdays at 8 AM in the Common Room.
Beginning Tuesday, November 29.
Let by Pastor Gwyneth, this is a service of Celtic Prayer, readings from Scripture, and Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading) “Lectio” is the reading aloud of a prayer or passage of scripture, followed by silence and then an opportunity for you to say if a particular word or phrase “shimmered” (drew your attention); the reading is then read again. The service also includes 20 minutes of silence for meditation or silent reflection. Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be familiar with this form of prayer service, or with meditation.
The service will last about 50 minutes.
Wednesday evenings at 7 in the Common Room, beginning November 30.
Pastor Gwyneth will lead this Adult Education /Christian Formation Class.
During the four Wednesdays of Advent, we’ll focus on the Advent and Christmas stories found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. You don't need to come each week, and there is no homework. The class will follow the 6:15 PM Healing Service to which all are of course invited. If you have a particular translation of the Bible that you like, please bring it. You don't need to take notes, but if you would like to, please bring writing materials.
We are all called to be Mothers of God,
for God is Constantly needing to be born.
An Advent Quiet Day. Saturday, December 3, 2016 10 AM – 3 PM
St. John’s in the Village 224 Waverly Place
St. John's in the Village invites you to an Advent Quiet Day. (Lunch is included.) Entering into the quiet beauty of Advent is the way to be in the midst of "Christmas Chaos” and not only survive, but thrive in the life of the Spirit and Body of Christ. We’ll reflect upon the meaning of Advent in our personal and communal lives as we prepare for Christmas in a reflective, peaceful way. We’ll focus on The Annunciation, and how God is calling each of us to bear God into the world. We’ll spend time together in prayer, silence and reflection; there will also be unstructured time for you to sit, walk, pray…
There is no fee, but we would appreciate if you would register so we know how many to expect and how much food to have. Please contact Pat at the parish office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone. (212-243-6192 ext 10)
The Reverend Gwyneth Murphy, Interim Pastor, is a Retreat Leader and Spiritual Director.