A Morning of Remembrance, Blessing and Thanksgiving
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Join us for a socially distanced, in-person gathering on the beautiful grounds of St. Aidan’s for a time of Remembrance, Blessing, and Thanksgiving. Through music, meditation, poetry, walking, and praying, we 'll make space to recall and acknowledge what has been a part of the time we are living in—both the sorrows and the joys. We’ll make our way through remembrance, reflect on where we find blessings, and imagine what it can look like to go forward with deep gratitude for what we love, what nourishes us, and what we have learned.
Bring a water bottle, a journal, a Bible, a sketchbook, a lawn blanket...whatever might enrich the quiet moments.
Registration is not required, but you may help us get a rough
sense of numbers by sending us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest or
to ask any questions you may have.
All are welcome!
St. Aidan’s has two labyrinths for walking prayer and meditation. The outdoor labyrinth, located between the memorial garden and Riverside Road, is always available. The labyrinth in the church is available most of the year and is used during special services and retreats. We can also arrange to open the church at other times for those who would like to walk the labyrinth.
Continuing Classes and Offerings
the Gospel of Thomas
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 pm Zoom
The Gospel of Thomas is new to most of us and it is at the same time ancient. It may well be the oldest of the gospel writings. This gathering of sayings of Jesus seems to have been a source for the writers of the canonical gospels. The sayings from this text, which was found in a cave in Egypt in 1945, have contributed to a new appreciation of Jesus as a wisdom teacher in the Eastern tradition. We meet twice a month to work with one or two of the 114 sayings through lectio divina, or sacred listening. All are welcome for this reflection/meditation/discussion gathering. You do not need to have attended previous meetings to participate.
2nd, 4th, and 5th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Zoom
We gather on these Thursdays for conversation about the Spiritual Life. We meet in this community of others who, with us, long to become the sound, whole persons our traditions tell us we were created to become. The leader for the evening opens with a reading, we share the guidelines for welcoming conversation, then those who wish to are invited to speak about the experience of trying to live intentionally the life to which they feel called.
Ongoing on Zoom
Silent Prayer, & Meditation
Tuesday and Friday mornings at 8:00 am
We light a candle and spend 25 minutes in silence. The last person out of the room blows out the candle. It is that simple. Those who seek to include meditation in their weekly practice often find it easier to do so in the company of others.