Holy Eucharist Rite II at 8 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite II with music at 10:30 AM
Just by the sheer abundance of the words walk and way, Scripture and Tradition suggest that the labyrinth is a reasonable resource for Christians. Indeed, the labyrinth was widely used in the Medieval Church as a substitute for pilgrimage. Ours is based on the one still to be found on the floor of Chartres Cathedral.
The labyrinth seems to serve with the Spirit “to guide and govern us.” Dr. Lauren Artress contends that labyrinths reflect such natural patterns as the migration of birds, hibernation, mating dances, and the schooling of fish. Observing that the labyrinth is “based on a circle, the universal symbol for unity and wholeness,” she says it “sparks the imagination” and “builds a sense of relationship.” (See her book, Walking a Sacred Path)
No matter why and how the labyrinth “works,” the experience of countless people today attests that it does. Ours is but one an increasing number in the city, state, nation, and world.
You will find fourteen stations of the cross in the sanctuary walls, depicting the Passion of Christ. Going through each station is another ancient devotion to make a spiritual pilgrimage on many Saturday mornings. Saturday mornings are a busy day at St. Paul’s. You will find the altar guild members preparing for the Sunday worship, the organist rehearsing the music, and the building and grounds ministers taking care of our sacred ground. It’s one way of witnessing our discipleship.
The Memorial Garden was established for burial of the faithful departed in the mid 1980’s and has been improved over the past 28 years. The first interment occurred in 1991 and today over 40 people have been interred.
The Memorial Garden is located near the south edge of St. Paul’s property with an inviting and peaceful landscaped setting which includes benches near the running fountain for reading, meditation and peaceful ambiance. Over the years trees, shrubs, and flowers have been planted which are mostly perennials. Annual flowers are planted each year to give added color.