Labyrinths are an ancient tool for meditation and centering. Their construction and use is older than Christianity, but, Christians adapted them to Christian practice. Here is information about two of them:
This Holy Week, we're inviting you to make a labyrinth of your own or come use the one we're going to draw in the church parking lot. I asked the Lazure family to do a test run of these instructions for us: https://labyrinthsociety.org/make-a-labyrinth.
Here's their tips and tricks:
We did the labyrinth and it worked out really well. It took us about 30 minutes to draw it, and then the girls added some decorations, also with chalk. We used easter egg sidewalk chalks from Dollar General and it used 1 box of 4 (used up 2/3 of each egg). It was important to sweep the area clear ahead of time to make the chalk work best.
I annotated the instruction sheet from the website with some details on how we did it and I've attached here photos from Sunday. I think it would be easily do-able with kids/adults in the church lot if there's a clear sunny day. Annotated Instruction sheet can be accessed here.
After you make your labyrinth or come to church to walk the labyrinth:
There is a pastor and scholar named Rev. Dr. Jill Geoffrion who writes about prayer and labyrinths. I've adapted her recommendations for prayer near the Chartres labyrinth to help us pray as we walk our labyrinths.
Pray in one of the following ways, or another that comes to you:
Beginning May 3rd, 2020, we will be putting Sunday School at Home lesson plans on this blog. We'll have them through Jun 14th. If we are still worshiping online in the fall, we'll start up the Sunday School blog again. Please use as is helpful for your family.