Still wednesday


Join us for a time of meditative worship, calming prayer, and still reflection.

Every Wednesday starting September 15

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Meeting in-person outdoors in the Memorial Garden of St. Paul's, weather permitting (rain plans via Zoom)


Still Wednesday provides a space for quiet reflection, silent prayer, calm and connection in a busy, noisy world. 


All are welcome for this hour of quiet prayer and presence. 


Still Wednesday will return to in-person gatherings this fall! All are welcome at this contemplative experience. Bring your own chair to the Memorial Garden (between the church parking lot and the Sanctuary) or borrow a folding chair from the church. Masks will be optional while we are outdoors and able to maintain some distance. 


The exact format changes week to week, but typically Still Wednesday offers a time of prayer in the form of poetry, scripture, music, or art. There is usually 20 minutes of silent contemplative prayer, listening, and a chance to reflect privately or share. In the event of poor weather, we will return to using Zoom. 


To be sure whether we’re meeting in-person or by Zoom only, call or text Kenzie Raulin or just join us by Zoom. The Zoom link can be found in the Weekly News email - read the latest version or sign up to get it in your inbox at stpaulsk.org/community/epistle-weekly-news


Or email Kenzie Raulin or Erin Steele at stpaulsunited@stpaulsk.org, and we will send you the email invitation with the link to join the next Zoom session. 


No need to RSVP, simply join us as you are able. Each session will have a different focus or form of moving closer to the divine. 


In-person church gatherings and activities are have been modified or suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. During normal operations, Still Wednesday meets weekly in the Sanctuary or Octagon Room at St. Paul's, from September through June. 

Previous Events

MOVING MINDFULLY INTO 2020

January 12, 2020

Guided meditations, individual reflections, and shared ritual invited us to remember and release 2019 and set our intentions for the coming year, led by Terri Lynn Simpson, retreat director for the National Cathedral.


DRUMMING THE HEARTBEAT OF GOD

November 6, 2019

Renowned drummer Katy Gaughan led a form of contemplative prayer that invites us to listen and play the drums, experiencing the One pulse that gives rise to all the rhythms of life. 


STILL SATURDAY

March 23, 2019

The Still Wednesday team offered an full afternoon workshop with centering prayer, a labyrinth, art-making, lectio divina, reflection, and fellowship for all those interested in seeing what a deeper, calmer prayer experience could feel like.


ART JOURNALING

Jan 5 - Feb 9, 2019

A 6-week series of informal gatherings for contemplative prayer and reflective art journaling in the Chatfield home on Saturday mornings.


LABYRITH WALK

January 9, 2019

By simply following the path laid out on the floor, we are led to the center and back out again. By walking one step at a time along the calming pattern, we give the body and mind space for meditation or prayer. It’s a way of praying with the body that invites God into an active conversation with the heart and soul.


STILL WEEKEND

October 19-21, 2018

Dayspring Silent Retreat Center, Germantown MD

Still Weekend at the Dayspring Silent Retreat Center in Germantown MD allowed those in attendance to explore 200+ acres of forest and meadow, walk the labyrinth, use materials for creative expression, share meals peacefully, or simply be still without a cloud of daily noise. 


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.