Contemplative Healing Worship at St. Thomas
Sunday, September 24, 2023, 5:00 PM
This is a time of quiet centering, gathering to pray for ourselves and others, and experiencing an ever-unfolding consciousness of how much we are loved by our God. Elements always present (in addition to the Holy Spirit) are:
~ Silence and candlelight
~ Prayer, silently and aloud
~ Gospel story of healing
~ Brief meditation on the Gospel
~ Holy Eucharist
~ Healing prayers & anointing
~Soft Taizé music and Psalm chanting
Embrace the silence. Bring the longings of your heart. Be loved by God.
You are invited to both enter and depart in silence and stay for as long as the Spirit leads you. This service, in the Christian contemplative tradition, is an opening of our minds, hearts, and souls to God. During these times of deep listening, it has become clear that hope, peace, and joy hover above vulnerability, fear, and pain.
The Contemplative/Healing Service is offered in the Chapel one Sunday a month, each month at 5:00 pm: October 15, November 26, and December 10.