Faith news — Sept. 18, 2019

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:30am
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Day of Peace Observance set

Community members of all ages are invited to an International Day of Peace Observance, set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Sequim Library meeting room, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

This free event offers multi-faith devotions to commemorate the day. All are welcome to bring inspirational quotes, music or art on peace to share. Children and youth are welcome to participate. Further information is available at internationaldayofpeace.org.

Taizé services set at St. Luke’s

The ecumenical Taizé service resumes from 7-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 North Fifth Ave.

The service includes song, prayer and contemplation in meditative candlelight. One may sit peacefully in silence or join in the chorus while experiencing the calming effect of being in God’s presence.

Taizé continues to be held the fourth Monday of the month. All are welcome.

Labyrinth offers physical, spiritual journeys

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 North Fifth Ave., recently opened a labyrinth to the public in the large field to the south of the church parking lot.

The labyrinth is a simple design mown in the grass as a series of semicircular paths within a large circle, with an arched entrance made of woven twigs. Walking the labyrinth is a personal journey that leads to the center and back out again, church representative Art Moore said. An information box is found at the entrance.

“Walking the labyrinth will quiet the mind, and can be used for problem solving, prayer or simple reflection,” Moore said. “It offers an unplugged moment from the busy world and helps us become more centered and find a moment of peace. It is a useful tool for decision making or dealing with grief, offering solace and acceptance. There is no right or wrong way to walk the labyrinth; simply observe the intuitions that come. Persons may walk slowly and reverently or playfully, pausing as they are moved.”

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