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Walking the Labyrinth: An Ancient Spiritual Tradition

Our labyrinth will be open for walking on the second Saturday of each month in Guptill Hall from 10:00 a.m.—Noon.

The labyrinth has been used as a spiritual tool in many cultures and religious traditions for thousands of years. Modern “pilgrims” walk labyrinths as one of many tools to enhance prayer, contemplation, meditation, and/or personal growth.

Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is not designed to confuse or bewilder. There are no blind alleys, no wrong turns. There is a single pathway leading in and out. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other and you will safely get to the center and back out again. A labyrinth is a perfect symbol of our spiritual journey because life is full of twists and turns, but still we are led to the center. Throughout the walk, we rely on our faith and trust that the winding path truly leads to God, the center of our life. When we walk the labyrinth with the presence of God, even amid life’s twists and turns, we will find our way back home.

Our labyrinth is the Chartres design (above), painted on canvas.  Although they are not visible to the eye, underneath the path are written words of peace in sixteen different languages, along with the psalm prayer “Guide our feet into the way of peace.”

We hope that you will join us.

 

2 thoughts on “Walking the Labyrinth: An Ancient Spiritual Tradition

  1. I went this morning, the second Saturday in August, at 10:15 to walk the labyrinth as advertised…could not find it. Will it be there in September? Thanks.

  2. Good morning.

    The Labyrinth is supposed to be open every second Saturday of the month and will be open again on September 9.

    Our Pastor is on vacation, so I do not know why it was not open last Saturday and will try to find out.

    Thank you for contacting us.

    Maria Sorensen
    Church Secretary

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