Last Sunday a group of us met at Yew Lane to think about what it means to be a “Christian Community”.
The group itself was an interesting mix of “30-60 somethings” plus the energy and fun that a couple of small children automatically bring along with them; all felt they wanted to explore something beyond what their normal church life experience apparently had to offer them. Searching for the illusive “way” is of course the exact territory of Jesus (Matthew 7.7) and indeed Old Testament prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29.13) “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Seeking out Jesus, seeking out the “way” is what we hope to continue to do as a new christian community – we’ll be continuing on our journey every fortnight from 2nd September at least until October half term. If your interested in learning more or in taking part, please contact Rev Judith Jessop on 0114 231 3518 or ask to join the online forum http://sheffieldchristiancommunity.freeforums.org/
The Holy Week Prayer labyrinth at Yew Lane is now in place, here are some photos (more will be added during the week hopefully) to give a flavour of the prayers and reflections over this week. Please feel free to visit us or leave a prayer on this page.
Next week sees the start of Lent when Christians across the world prepare themselves spiritually for Easter. With this in mind, Cross at Yew Lane will be hosting a prayer labyrinth throughout Holy Week (1st – 8th April.
A labyrinth is an opportunity to contemplate the deeper things of life on your spiritual journey. This Holy Week the labyrinth will enable you to reflect on Jesus’s journey to the cross and beyond. The focus will change each day, so you can walk the path every day if you wish or just visit once or twice. Help will be available so that you can make the most of your experience.
The path has three stages. The ‘inward’ journey is about letting go of things which hinder your inner approach to God. The centre of the Labyrinth is a space of meditative prayer and peace. The ‘outward’ journey is about your direction in life in the light of your relationship with God.
The Labyrinth will be open at various times during the week, here is the timetable of sessions.
Preparing & Opening the Labyrinth:
Sunday 1st April 1.30-4pm
Open each day in Holy Week:
Monday 2nd – Sat 7th April 2-3.30pm & 7-8.30pm
Easter Sunday 8th April 6.30am
(after Sunrise Service and breakfast – exact time to be confirmed.)
Closing the Labyrinth:
Sun 8th April 2-4pm
Refreshments will be served throughout
For more information, contact Judith on: 0114 231 3518
or e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org