Late Pentecost Day of Reflection, Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10AM-3:30PM
As the challenges of our medical, social, and climatological crises continue, we need to acknowledge what appears to be the ongoing reality of stressful change. As we seek to cope, we need to do so with Jesus, first and foremost. Join us for a day to do so in the company of others, both in-person, or online. Recovery with Jesus will focus on two stories of the first disciples as they were in recovery from the challenges of both the crucifixion and the resurrection. The day will begin with Celtic Morning prayer, including reflections on the first story. An hour for personal reflection will follow in the Abbey House or grounds , until we gather for Midday Prayer at Noon. A delicious and Covid-conscious lunch will follow (though a BYOB option is available). We’ll regather at 1:30 for reflections on the second story, followed by another hour of quiet time. We’ll regather at 2:45 for sharing the fruits of the Retreat, and will conclude with Celtic Evening Prayer. The cost will be $25 for the Retreat, plus $7 for those choosing to partake of the lunch provided. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying whether you will be attending in-person or online, and whether you wish to receive the in-person lunch provided. NOTE: in-person participants must either be vaccinated or receive a negative COVID test within 48 hours of attending; social distancing and/or masking guidelines will be observed.
Weekday Prayers, Mondays through Fridays
These gatherings of 15-20 minutes feature a hymn or song, prayers from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, a Scripture reading, and time to reflect and pray together. Midday Prayer is held at Noon, Evening Prayer is at 7PM, and Compline is at 9PM. Midday Prayer includes some specific prayers for the Followers of The Way, a group of Christian workers and intercessors sponsored by The Abbey. Evening Prayer is designed particularly to be accessible to children, in case families wish to use this gathering as part of bedtime practices. Compline Prayer is especially helpful to prepare oneself for rest and sleep All of these will provide a gentle and reassuring practice for centering on Jesus throughout the day and night. To join in prayer with The Abbot onsite, either call or text him at 508-579-3442, or just stop by a few minutes before the appointed time. NOTE: in-person participants must either be vaccinated or receive a negative COVID test within 48 hours of attending; social distancing and/or masking guidelines will be observed. To participate by online by Zoom, please visit the following link, which connects to the account of The Abbey: www.tinyurl.com/zoomtheabbey. Clear instructions will appear, and you will be held in a “waiting room” until you are welcomed aboard by the host. Those with a Zoom account can join Zoom Meeting # 508 799 5011. No Bible, prayer book or songbook is required as everything needed is presented on your screen. You are welcome to “audit” without praying aloud. Those without computer access can call 929-205-6099, and enter the meeting code 508 799 5011 (the Abbey‘s phone number), followed by the # sign.