|Explore your spirituality at King of Peace
No matter where you are on your own spiritual
journey, King of Peace offers a safe place to ask questions and explore what you believe.
Christianity holds more depth of riches in spirituality than many of us have had
the chance to experience. At King of Peace, we will offer opportunities to learn more
about how to explore your own spirituality. From centering prayer and the stations of the
cross to weekend hikes and canoe trips, there are many ways to experience God in prayer
and worship. Come explore the richness of Christianity with us.
One important source of spiritual strength for us is found in the liturgy of the
Episcopal Church. Liturgy is a Greek word used to describe the form of worship. It comes
from the words laos for people and ergon for work. So liturgy is both
the work of the people, what we do as we gather together and the work for the people, what
God does for us as we are gathered in worship. One way to prepare for
worship is to read the scripture readings ahead of time.
Upcoming Scripture Readings for Worship
No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome to come and
take part. Join us for worship Sundays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. to continue
your journey of faith with us at King of Peace.
An important part of spirituality in the Episcopal
tradition is the daily reading of scripture. Two methods for doing this are
found online. Each use the two-year selection of daily readings from our
Book of Common Prayer. By following this reading schedule, you read the
Bible in two years. Each of these websites below are a bit complicated, but
if you will follow the directions, with a few times use, you will be able to
follow the devotions and readings more easily.
Daily Readings Online
Stations of the Cross
On the grounds of King of Peace, we have a set of Stations of the Cross, which may
be used for meditation at any time. We also have an online
version of the stations for your cyber meditations.
We built an ancient prayer tool into the
very floor of King of Peace's worship space, following the pattern of the
12th century labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral. The labyrinth is available on
the first Friday of each month and on the following day.
Anglican Prayer Beads
We also have a web page devoted to teaching about Anglican
Prayer Beads, a form of contemplative prayer.
The Jesus Prayer
This is a contemplative form of prayer within the tradition of Orthodox
churches. Here at King of Peace you will find an
article and a
sermon on praying
The Jesus Prayer.
This is a contemplative form of prayer which is sometimes confused with
meditation in other religious traditions, but the desire which animates the
prayer—time spent with our creator—is very different and so are its
techniques. A brochure in Adobe .PDF format is online here:
Centering Prayer brochure.
Rule of Life
One toll important to progressing on your spiritual journey
is follow some disciplines, some habits in prayer and reading. One way to
encourage this in your own life is to prayerfully create a rule of life in
which you decide what patterns of life are meaningful to you.
This article tells more about what
might go into a rule of life.