Lenten Quiet Morning
In Lent, we are encouraged to come away from our routine, to make space for quiet reflection and for prayer. As Jesus makes his way into the wilderness to pray, we are also invited to step away. On March 28th, come to St. Matt's for a time and experience a quiet morning.
This time is intended to be a mini-retreat. It will be a morning of space, a morning of peace. You can come for the whole time or just for part of it. You can bring something to read or use for reflection, or you can just come sit and pray. Some prayers together will be interspersed throughout the time, but most of the two hours will be silent. There will be some small treats to eat and drink in order to sustain you in the wilderness.
May our prayers rise as incense.
Saturday, March 28th, 2020
9:30am - 11:30 am
Not sure what a Quiet Day is? Or a Quiet Morning?
According to the dictionary, a Quiet day is: "a day set apart in the Anglican church for special devotions, meditations, and instructions."
It is an old Anglican tradition to set aside days and hours in particular seasons to listen and search for God. This is intended to be a departure from our regular lives - where we are busy, stretched too thin, unable to stop, surrounded by noise and chatter. We are constantly wrapped in sound, in the demands of the day, in plans for the future, in the little and big things that make life work. And sometimes because of these demands, we don't have a chance to pay enough attention to our physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental health. Sometimes we need to just push pause for a few minutes. And a Quiet Day (or in our case, Quiet Morning) is a chance to do just that.
The Gospels tell us that even Jesus needed time away, to recharge, to connect with God, to pray and to reflect. If Jesus, our great high Priest, the Teacher of the Way, the Healer, the Worker of wonders and miracles needed time - then why are we slow to admit that we also need time?