Soul Rest Tuesdays @ 3:00 PM
Soul Rest is an invitation to "rest" in God. The format is a welcome and candle-lighting, hearing an inspirational reading, 20 minutes silent meditation, 5 minutes to prayerfully walk around (your house or yard), gathering again for a 2nd reading of the inspirational prayer/thoughts, another 20 minutes of silent meditation to rest even more deeply in God and let the reading seep through, then a 3rd reading. After that, participants share what has come up for them in that space, sharing spiritual insights, funny images that came to mind, whatever. The time together last about 75-90 minutes.
Leaders: Rev. Lyta Seddig or Rev. Gerry Gregersen
Worship on The Aramaic Lord's Prayer with Rev. Lyta Seddig, September 27, 2020
Rev. Lyta Seddig is a retired Presbyterian minister who has served as an Intentional Interim Pastor, Protestant Chaplain for a Pennsylvania state women's prison, and the first Protestant Chaplain at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. She presently serves as a Spiritual Companion, having received a certificate in Spiritual Guidance from Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, Washington, D.C. She is a Board member of the Northeast Guild for Spiritual Formation, a Friend of the Alcyon Center, and an Oblate (ecumenical associate) of Mt. St. Benedict Monastery in Erie. PA.
Rev. Gerry Gregersen is a retired UCC minister who served churches in the Chicago Area and as Program Director at Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County. She holds a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago and currently serves on the Board of the Alcyon Center spiritual retreat center in Seal Cove. She is a founding member of Evensong, a hospice singing group that provides intimate choral singing for those nearing the end of life's journey in nursing homes, hospitals, and private homes. She is a singer and Board member with Acadia Choral Society and also serves on the Ethics Committee of Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth.
1st, 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays for about 90 minutes. Hosted at Alcyon Center when in person and during Pandemic, also on Zoom. Rev. Joan Jordan Grant of the Alcyon Center or Rev. Gerry Gregersen lead the reflections, sharing commentary and questions ahead of time. The lectionary gospel text for the coming Sunday is usually the focus. Participants have the chance to share their own thoughts and inspirations.
When meeting in person again, the 3rd Wednesday is followed by a potluck supper that participants may stay for. Email the church to request an invitation.