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Ongoing Offerings

Group Prayer & Meditation

Tuesdays, 7:30 pm

On first Tuesdays, we will gather to experience and discuss different spiritual practices, including Centering Prayer, Walking Meditation, Lectio Divina, Art as Spiritual Practice, Prayer of the Imagination, Journaling, and Praying with Icons. On third Tuesdays, a time of silent prayer will be framed by a reflection question in our opening circle and a closing prayer as we go out. All are welcome to join any of all of these gatherings.  On other Tuesdays, we'll have a candle lit and a circle of chairs open for silent prayer.

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.

Sunday Evening Celtic Service

Every Sunday, 5:30 pm

Candles, gentle music, and silence enhance this simple Eucharist. The service includes poetry, a reading from the day’s scripture lessons, and a meditation, as well as communion where all are welcome. On the third Sunday of the month, a community dinner follows the service.

Labyrinths

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.