Scriptures for this week are taken from the Revised Lectionary Year C . You are invited to the eXchange on Sunday, Dec. 16 anytime between 8am-12noon to experience a variety of options for you. When you arrive, help yourself to coffee, tea or hot chocolate and connect with others in the cafe and gathering area. When you’re ready, you can enter the worship center to walk a prayer labyrinth, to light a candle, to have communion, to draw, to journal, or to read a scripture text and reflect on a few questions. You may choose to participate in any or all of these options. All options will be self guided with no right or wrong way to participate.
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. To walk the labyrinth is to intentionally dial down all the other voices that cry for our attention in this season, 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. You can walk the labyrinth with a friend, with a child, or on your own.
One of the things that is unique about Seeds is that we trust that there is permission to experiment—to not be confined to always doing things the way we have done them, and although that may “rattle” us a bit, we trust there are good surprises in store so please come.
Daily Scripture for Today: Luke 1:46-56
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)