Contemplative worship is a “seeking” style of worship to know God and our true selves, that self that God has created us to be, the self that it takes a life-time journey of mindfulness to discover and identify. While walking the labyrinth is primarily contemplative, many walk in celebration of all that God has done and continues to do in and through our lives and the lives of others. We welcome all seekers to the labyrinth!
The labyrinth at Church of the Servant is a ¾ size replica of the famous labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral in France. Our labyrinth is sandblasted into the concrete floor of the Sanctuary.
Our Labyrinth is open to the public on the 3rd full weekend of each month, 5pm - 8pm on Friday evening and 9 am- 12 noon on Saturday morning. Check out the COS website calendar here to confirm dates. Come find your place of quiet, reflection and peace.
When Walking the Labyrinth
The labyrinth is an ancient archetype, a divine imprint, found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world. During the Middle Ages there was a renewed interest in labyrinths and the eleven-circuit design divided into four quadrants was created in many cathedrals. The most famous of the remaining labyrinths is at Chartres Cathedral near Paris, built around 1200. Experience for yourself this long-forgotten mystical tradition. This labyrinth has only one path so there are no tricks to it and no dead ends.
The path winds throughout and becomes a mirror for where you are in your life.
There are three stages of the walk:
Shedding - releasing or letting go of the details of your life. It quiets the mind. This stage lasts until you reach the center.
Illumination - Stay as long as you wish when you reach the center. It is a place of meditation and prayer. Receive what is there for you.
Union - Follow the same path out by which you entered. You are joining God, your Higher Power or the healing forces at work in the world.