The labyrinth is often used as a meditative tool, and is said to help focus the mind as the body moves through its path. It’s not a maze in which one can get lost; rather, it’s a set path that can simply be followed inward and then back outward. This morning, we’ll explore the labyrinth as a sacred circle, a journey that we can take on our own or in the company of others.
You might like to print one of the finger labyrinths here to try out during the service!
You’re invited to meet at the “How Lovely Are Thy Branches” Temporary Labyrinth Project in Olbrich Park at noon!
Share the Plate
Our Share the Plate recipient for this week is the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice and Sustainability. They are a statewide coalition of activist groups and citizens of conscience connecting with each other, fostering education, and functioning as a catalyst for community organizing to create a peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
Order of Service
- Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
- Centering Sound
- Prelude: “Bless the Turning,” by Gretchen Sleicher sung by Sarah Hallas
- Call to Worship
- Opening Hymn: “Sacred Circle” by Heather Pierson
- Lighting the Chalice
- Musical Response
- Time for All Ages: “Dos Oruiguitas,” by Sebastian Yatra and Lin Manuel Miranda
- Hymn: #349 We Gather Together
- Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “Found While Lost” by Erik W. Martínez Resly
- Reflection: “Labyrinth” with Rev. Karen
- Offering: “We Are a Circle” by Rick Hamouris
- Joys and Sorrows
- Closing Hymn: #295 Sing Out Praises for the Journey
- Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction
- Postlude: “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” by Habershon and Gabriel, arr. By Keveren
Topics: Widening the Circle