We welcome friends from Julian of Norwich Anglican Church to worship with us on this most holy day. Including the sacrament of Holy Communion.
Focus text for Monday, December 16, 2019:
Matthew 1:18-25 in preparation for Christmas services (Year A) 2019.
A lectionary-based study of the bible focuses on one of the prescribed scriptures for the following Sunday, according to the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). We follow a format called ‘lectio divina’ which is a holy, prayerful reading, and re-reading of the text.
Join together with other men from Julian of Norwich Anglican Church and Cityview United Church, taking over ChancesR Restaurant in College Square (corner Baseline and Woodroffe) for fellowship and fun!
Following the Christian Meditation tradition of contemplative prayer, we gather to sit in silence and stillness for twenty minutes, focusing on a prayer word and repeating it interiorly and faithfully, as we enter the prayer of Jesus Christ. We also listen to a recording by teachers in this tradition (eg. John Main, Laurence Freeman), and reflect together briefly on this practice of prayer and our understanding of it. This time together provides an oasis of calm and concentration in a busy life of distraction and rapid mobility.