Dive Into Everyday

Dive Into Everyday: A Non-Residental Prayer Retreat

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Wishing you could get away for an intensive prayer retreat, but just can’t clear the time in your schedule? This Lenten season we will be trying something new at St. John’s—a non-residential prayer retreat for busy people like us. Beginning on Tuesday, February 27 and continuing through Saturday, March 3, all are invited to join us for a deep dive into everyday life. During this week we will support each other’s effort to bring greater mindfulness and compassion to our daily routines by coming together for morning and evening times of prayer, followed by a simple quiet meal. We will also reflect on a short book, Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit, by Thomas Keating. The week will culminate with an intensive day of practice on Saturday. To sign up to receive updates about the retreat, contact office.sjecp@gmail.com

A tentative schedule is below. Attendance at all scheduled events is optional, and drop-ins are welcome, except for at meals.  You can sign up for meals using the on-line form by clicking here. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and clean up the meals. This would be a wonderful way to support and encourage the retreatants, even if you are unable to fully participate. 

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, February 27
6:30 a.m. Centering Prayer
7:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
7:30 a.m. Silent Breakfast
7:50 a.m. Clean up
5:00 p.m. Centering Prayer
5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer
6:00 p.m. Supper
6:30 p.m. Clean up
   
Wednesday, February 28
6:30 a.m.  Centering Prayer
7:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
7:30 a.m. Silent Breakfast
7:50 a.m. Clean up
11:30 a.m. Centering Prayer
12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist II
5:00 p.m. Centering Prayer
5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer
6:00 p.m. Supper
6:30 p.m. Clean up
   
Thursday, March 1
6:30 a.m. Centering Prayer
7:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
7:30 a.m. Silent Breakfast
7:50 a.m. Clean up
5:00 p.m. Centering Prayer
5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer
6:00 p.m. Supper
6:30 p.m. Clean up
   
Friday, March 2
6:30 a.m. Centering Prayer
7:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
7:30 a.m. Silent Breakfast
7:50 a.m. Clean up
5:00 p.m. Centering Prayer
5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer
6:00 p.m. Supper
6:30 p.m. Clean up
7:00 p.m. Taizé service
   
Saturday, March 3
7:30 a.m. Centering Prayer
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:30 a.m. Silent Breakfast
8:50 a.m. Clean up
9:00 a.m. Prayer Office
9:15 a.m. Manual Work 
11:00 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Lectio Divina
12:00 p.m. Noonday Prayer
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Outdoor Walking Meditation
1:30 p.m. Centering Prayer
2:00 p.m. Labyrinth Walking Meditation
3:00 p.m. Tea and Discussion
4:00 p.m. Closing Prayer