Daily Scripture – August 15, 2019

Daily Scripture – August 15, 2019
Join us for worship on Sunday, Aug. 11 @ 10:45 am … for worship singing and some short instructions before releasing us to make our way (walk, bike or drive) to the West Park School grounds for an outdoor labyrinth. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and if you so desire, a picnic lunch.
What is a Labyrinth? A labyrinth is a prayer walk, symbolizing a desire to walk to the center…to our center, and to God’s center. It is not a maze, there are no dead ends, it is the joy and challenge of putting one foot in front of the other on the path God has laid out for you! To walk the labyrinth is to intentionally dial down all the other voices that cry for our attention, and to simply clear a space where we just put one foot in front of the other with an intention to find rest in the center of God’s heart. When you get to the center, you can pause for a while…even sit…and when you’re ready, to journey back. You can walk the labyrinth with a friend, with a child, or on your own. 
Scriptures for this week are from the Revised Lectionary Year C.

Daily Scripture for Today: Psalm 80:8-19

There are many ways to engage with scripture…here are 2 of them!

1. Use the Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) method of Praying the Scriptures. Listen while you read it slowly. Meditate on what you hear. Speak to God your prayer, thoughts, questions. Rest in God’s presence, let His presence wash over you as you sit in quiet.

2. SOAP – Scripture (read it) Observe (ask questions, research, etc) Apply (What does say to me in the present?) Pray (let God know what you’re thinking or questioning)

For scripture study helps visit Bible Gateway and for more lectionary info visit Text This Week