The prayer walk has been set up in the back half of Our Saviour’s Fellowship Hall
and will be accessible the following days and hours:
Tuesdays 9am-3pm ⁄ Wednesdays 9am-5pm
Thursdays 9am-7pm ⁄ Fridays 9am-3pm
Sundays 30 mins. before and after service
- It will be available during church office hours, which are Tuesday-Friday from 9am-3pm, and will extend until 7pm on Thursdays in order to accommodate those who need or prefer evening hours. Please note that March 16 and April 13, the Quilt Ministry will be using the Fellowship Hall from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.
- This is a time to come to the place you love, church. If you don’t wish to walk, sit in the space, enjoy the planned solitude and pray.
- COVID-19 practices will be in effect; masks; one person/one family to be in labyrinth space at a time. If it is occupied, wait in narthex or spend time in the sanctuary.
- Above all, respect the silence to be found there.
More information is forth coming. Check back here or feel free to stop by the church to pick up a brochure and take a peek. You can also speak to one of the pastors, the church admin or one of the Thrive Team members (Tina Korte, Carole Zeiher, Rich Baker, Sharon Wood and Tom Jordan).
What is a Labyrinth
A labyrinth is an easy to follow path that though it looks like a maze, it doesn’t contain any tricky dead-ends. There is a single path that leads in towards the center and then the walker follows the same path back out again. The twists and turns are a metaphor one’s life and faith journey and is used to facilitate prayer and meditation. Labyrinths can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be indoor or outdoor.
Walk humbly with your God. —Micah 6:8
How to Walk the Labyrinth
A time to let go …
- Let go of who you are
- Let go of the demands of daily life
- Let go of the busyness and noise of the world around you
- Let go of your wants and needs
- Let go of your expectations from this walk
A time to be open and receptive …
- Be Open to the emptiness you may feel
- Be Receptive to the silence, stillness and simplicity
- Be Open to waiting and listening for direction
- Consider the possibility of the new and miraculous
- Feel the breeze that blows and remember the Holy Spirit
A time to gain comfort, purpose and direction …
- Seek direction in God’s word
- Refuse to dwell on hatred, guilt or anger
- Feel comfort in remembering God’s unconditional love for you
- Commit to continuing your journey with Christ after you leave
- Seek direction from the Holy Spirit
“…Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,” 1Thess.5:16-18
“Come walk with me.” A call from Jesus to the multitudes, his chosen twelve, to you and to me. Jesus calls to us to teach, to care, to heal as we walk and talk. As we move through this season of Lent, we begin with the first or the hundredth step on our Road Back to God. The nation, the Church and OSLC have been tossed to and fro amidst a storm of uncertainty with COVID-19. We miss the fellowship, the smiles, the routine of loving embraces. Join us as we walk together, separately, the prayer road (labyrinth) set up in the Fellowship Hall, until after Easter.
“When we sing, stand, kneel, fold our hands or stretch out our arms, we embrace the God who became flesh in Jesus in us.”
~ Martin Luther
As we walk and pray we open our physical, mental and spiritual self to hope, healing and of the hearing of the Holy Spirit within us.
- “a crazy thing to do” “of all things I have done this was one of the dearest”
- “I had time to ‘be’ with the Lord”
- “I found healing for a part of my life”
- “another way to make a pilgrimage”
- “a joyfully sacred space.”
Thank you to the Dombrowski family for laying out the Labyrinth in the Fellowship Hall