Still wednesday


Join us weekly starting September 12 for a time of candlelight meditation and still reflection.


Wednesdays

St. Paul's Sanctuary or Octagon

7:00-8:00 p.m.


Feeling called to quiet, stillness, and community in a world that is all too loud? 


Still Wednesday offers prayer and silence in a variety of formats: walking meditation, lectio divina, poetry, journaling, art or music, all dependent on who is facilitating. Most evenings will include about 20 minutes of silent prayer. No need to RSVP, simply come as you are able.


Each week will have a different focus or form of moving closer to the divine.

COMING UP:

September 12 - Lectio Divina-Hope

September 19 - Centering Prayer

September 26 - Mandalas

October 3 - Ignatian Imagination

October 10 - Visio Divina-Witness

October - 17 Media Divina

October 24 - Poetry/Mary Oliver

October 31 - Halloween, no meeting


Still Wednesday is held in either the Sanctuary or Octagon at St. Paul's, weekly September through June. Still Wednesday takes a summer break in July and August.




Still WEekend

Friday October 19 through Sunday October 21

Dayspring Silent Retreat Center, Germantown MD


True stillness comes naturally in moments of solitude, in silence, when we allow our minds to settle. Just as water seeks its own level, the mind will gravitate towards the Holy. As muddy water will become clear if it is allowed to be still, so too will the mind.


Join us from Friday October 19 (evening) through Sunday October 21 (after lunch) for Still Weekend at the Dayspring Silent Retreat Center in Germantown MD. There will be time to explore 200+ acres of forest and meadow, walk the labyrinth, use materials for creative expression, or simply be still without a cloud of daily noise. 


All are welcome. Space is limited, so please register early. Registration deadline is October 5. To reserve a spot, go to http://dayspringretreat.org/  - click on the “application” page then “payment options” to register online, or print the form and send your payment directly to Dayspring by mail. The deposit is $110. The total cost is $220. Scholarships are available to cover part or all of the cost. 


Questions? Ask any of the weekend guides: Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton (kfulton@stpaulsk.org, 301-933-7933 ext. 103), Marty Bartley, Sallie Chatfield, Molly Jackman, Kenzie Raulin (kenzier@rcn.com), or Terri Lynn Simpson.


Details are also available in the September edition of the Epistle newsletter. 


Come, come whoever you are,

wanderer worshiper, lover of leaving--it doesn't matter.

Ours is no caravan for despair.

Come even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.

Come, once again come.

                                                                                                                                           - Jalal al-Din Rumi, 13th Century Poet and Sufi Mystic



Wherever you are in the journey, candlelight meditation and exhalation await.