What is your understanding of mysticism? When you picture mystics, do you think of monks who have devoted their lives to God in prayer? Or only a privileged few, very devoted people who have remarkable experiences of God’s presence? Do any names come to mind? Are mystics only found within Christianity? What could mysticism possibly have to do with our contemporary, fast-paced, always-connected lives? Let’s find out!
Everyone is invited to attend the Lent series on Wednesday nights during Lent (March 13, 20, and 27 and April 3 and 10) to not only learn more about mysticism and specific mystics, but also to engage in a reflective time of worship known as “Prayer Around the Cross.” This time of worship includes corporate prayer, individual prayer and candle-lighting, and songs, many of which will be in the style of Taize refrains.
Wednesday nights will flow like this:
6:00 – Dinner
March 20 and April 3 are potlucks – please bring a dish to share! March 13, 27, and April 10 will be soup and salad. Please sign-up with Jennifer or Stephanie if you can help provide a dish these weeks.
6:40 – Lent Series and Children’s Choir
Youth and adults are invited to stay in the Parish Hall for lecture and exploration of various mystics. Children will go to the Choir Room for choir rehearsal.
7:15 – Prayer Around the Cross
All ages return to the Parish Hall for this contemplative prayer service.