Connellsville Christian Church sponsoring prayer labyrinth on Maundy Thursday
The Christian Church of Connellsville (Disciples of Christ) will transform its fellowship hall into a prayer labyrinth on Maundy Thursday (March 28).
“We will open the church to the public to come walk a prayer labyrinth that we are constructing with stones in our fellowship hall. This is a meditative device that was first used in the Middle Ages. Each person will walk through with just their thoughts, their prayers, and their God. It is a maze in which the entrance and the exit are the same and what you find in the maze is what you bring in,” said the Rev. Chris Stillwell, church pastor.
The prayer labyrinth will be open 2-6 p.m.
A prayer labyrinth is a unique maze in which there are twists and turns but no dead ends.
There is one way in and one way out.
A person enters the labyrinth in a prayerful and meditative state and contemplates their faith journey and their walk with Christ as they go. At each turn they are invited to ask God for help with a different issue in their life until they reach the center where they are invited to spend a few moments in silent prayer and thanksgiving. Then as they walk out they are invited to give thanks to God for a specific blessing at each turn they encounter.
The church will also hold its regular Tenebrae service that evening at 7 p.m. followed by the Common Meal. Anyone who attends the service may walk the labyrinth after the service.
There will be music playing as each person walks. Candles will be lit.
The fellowship hall is easily accessible through the door from the parking area of the church, located at 212 S. Pittsburgh St.
Calvary Assembly of God, located on South Pittsburgh Street, will hold a special service 7-9 p.m. Good Friday (March 29.)
Barbara Wilbur, church and team member, has put together the program “King of Majesty, an Easter Celebration.” It will feature the Crown Jewels Praise Team.
“It will be an evening of pageantry, a worship service featuring banners, flags, canopies, dance and singing. All ages are welcome, there is no admission fee,” said Wilbur.
The Rev. Matt Goldsberry invites the public to the Good Friday service.
A prayer ministry will be offered at the end. For more information call the church at 724-628-8835 or Wilbur at 724-626-0531. The church is located at 1316 S. Pittsburgh St.
Nancy Henry is a freelance writer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Bullskin election violations end in ARD sentences
- Geibel Catholic in Connellsville again achieves national academic excellence
- Uniontown woman charged in robbery spree
- Perry Township’s Layton Bridge will close for repairs
- Connellsville Redevelopment Authority has no comment on city’s letter
- Plans being finalized for the Gayle Music Festival in Connellsville
- 7 Connellsville ‘elite’ honored
- Angels of Mercy stepping up efforts for new Fayette County animal shelter
- Clinton Church of God to hold flea market, bake sale
- Caring volunteers share skills, time
- Classic car, bike show to be held at Connellsville tech center