Waypoint

Waypoint is a stopping point – a meeting place in the week to pause, listen, reflect and connect.

We meet in the Undercroft for a non-Eucharistic service that features poetry, contemporary liturgy, music and silence. It is called Waypoint because it 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.

On the first Friday of the month, the format will be a little different. Any time from 5:00 pm there will be people gathering in the hall to prepare a simple meal that will be shared at 6:30 pm and followed by talking circles around scripture and tradition. It is an ethic of the community that all voices contribute to our shared life of faith.

And on the third Friday of the month, join us for Waypoint Talking Circles at 6:30 pm. We will gather in a circle outside the church, weather permitting, (or inside the church if inclement).

Opening responses

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.

Welcome

Acknowledging Country

Song

Gathering Prayer

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.

Reflection

(Conversation)

Meditation

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.

Prayers

Closing Responses

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.

Song

Blessing

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.