A place in the week to pause, listen, reflect and connect. Waypoint represents more than just a service: Waypoint is a meeting place within a wider commitment to a contemplative way of being in the world: a way at home in Celtic spirituality and the Anglican commitment to daily prayer and a lived faith of peace and justice.
We meet at 6:30 pm each Friday, with a different format each week:
1st Friday of the month – Community meal – Good company and conversation over a vegetarian meal served at 6:30 pm, but all are welcome to join the preparation any time from 5:00 pm onwards.
2nd Friday of the month – A contemplative non-Eucharistic service that features poetry, contemporary liturgy, music and silence.
3rd Friday of the month – Talking circle – Sharing and deep listening on topics that matter.
4th Friday of the month – A contemplative non-Eucharistic service that features poetry, contemporary liturgy, music and silence.
5th Friday of the month (when they occur) – African Bible study – A group approach to meditation and reflecting on scripture.
Christ is risen, alleluia! He is risen indeed, alleluia!
Awaken us, Lord to your light. Open our eyes to your presence.
Awaken us, Lord to your purpose. Open our will to your guiding.
Awaken us, Lord to your love. Open our hearts to your indwelling.
Awaken us, Lord to your Spirit. Open our lives to your abiding.
O unfamiliar God,
we seek you in places you have already left,
and fail to see you even when you stand before us.
Grant us so to recognize your presence within and among us,
that we may be joined to you and one another in all your works of love. Amen.
The Word of God
Let us listen for the Word of God.
To meditate, sit still and upright. Close your eyes lightly. Sit relaxed but alert. Silently, interiorly begin to say a single word. We recommend the prayer-phrase, ‘Maranatha’. Say it as four syllables of equal length. Listen to it as you say it, gently but continuously. Do not think or imagine anything – spiritual or otherwise. If thoughts and images come, these are distractions at the time of meditation, so keep returning simply to saying the word.
Lord, you are a present help in trouble.
In our darkness come as light.
In our sadness come as joy.
In our troubles come as peace.
In our weakness come as strength.
Come Lord to our aid.
Revive, Redeem, Restore us.
May the God who shakes the earth, whom death could not contain,
who lives, who frees, who heals, bless us with power to live the gospel
that in, through and with us, the whole earth may be blessed. Amen.