Road to Emmaus labyrinth walk, April 18, 2017

The Road to Emmaus labyrinth walk is Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Church of the Redeemer, 6210 Northeast 181st Street, in Kenmore, Washington. Everyone from the community is invited to walk with us from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

You may use our theme for the evening, or walk for your own intentions. For those who prefer, there will be “finger walking” labyrinths available besides the canvas Circle of Peace™ labyrinth on the parish hall floor.

Participants walking the Circle of Peace labyrinth

The Road to Emmaus

The evening of Easter, two disciples, Cleopas and an unnamed companion, were walking back to Emmaus. They were mourning about the events of the day. Then, they met a stranger along the way.

Come and join them for an encounter with the living Christ.

The walk starts at 7:00 pm. Join us to blossom the labyrinth at 6:30, if you wish.

Can’t make it by 7:00? Come anyway! There will be time to walk before we fold and store the labyrinth about 8:00, or after the last walker has finished.

If you have questions, contact Bee Jay Mar at labyrinth@redeemer-kenmore.org. We are looking forward to seeing you.

Questions about labyrinths

Why would I want to walk a labyrinth?

How long have Christians used labyrinths?

If you have questions , take a look at our website page on labyrinths. There is some basic information about labyrinths, with links to other sites.

Or, you can come on Tuesday, April 18, and ask questions then.

Explaining labyrinths

Luke 24:13-32 (NRSV): The Walk to Emmaus

Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, ‘What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?’ They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, ‘Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?’ He asked them, ‘What things?’ They replied, ‘The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.’ Then he said to them, ‘Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?’ Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.

As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, ‘Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.’ So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?’

The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal traditionArt and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6211 182nd Street in Kenmore, Washington. The campus is a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. Turn at the Episcopal Church shield sign, and go down the hill. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.

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