Market Square Presbyterian Church


20 S. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

Ministries

 

 


ROOM FOR THE INNER WAY

Sunday Morning 10:35 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

April
Sunday, April 8, 15, 22, and 29

God of all living, / God of all loving, / God of the seedling, the snow, and the sun, / Teach us, deflect us, Christ reconnect us, / using us gently, and making us one.

As we move into spring while the world around us greens and blooms, as we move toward Earth Sunday and the celebration of Earth Day, we are devoting the four Sundays of April following Easter to reflect upon Creation Care in the Room for the Inner Way. We do this with faith and the guidance of the Gospel that the Christ spirit lives in all creation. The choices we make and the care we give to earth, to all beings, human and otherwise, are a part of our spiritual life.

Different members of Market Square will be leading our time together each week with readings, activities, meditation and/or prayer of their choice to help guide us in our exploration of what creation care means in our lives.

Please join us Sunday, April 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 10:35 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. in the Room for the Inner Way on the fourth floor of the church.

EMBODIED PRAYERS

Sundays in May, 10:35 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

In March we explored the Sorrows of Mary and in April we shared Earth Prayers together in The Room for the Inner Way. We have been enjoying a greater attendance and welcome new people both to participate and to lead. Contact Lori Sweet at Lorisweetstudios @gmail.com or Elizabeth Terry at eterryyoga@gmail.com if you have questions.

In May we will be exploring Embodied Prayers. This theme explores the use of our bodies and/or body-focused imagery in prayer to invoke various experiences of gratitude, compassion, love, and peace. Embodied prayers use things such as gentle movements, breathwork, guided imagery, sensory experiences, or tools such as a labyrinth. Lori Sweet and Elizabeth Terry will alternate leadership during the month to offer 4 different embodied prayer experiences.

Lori also will be leading a longer Embodied Prayer experience in the Adult Forum on May 20. She will teach the Universal Dance of Peace (The Seven Point Movement Meditation.) Attendees will have the option to join in or observe and hold space for the movement. Join us!

Elizabeth Terry & Lori Sweet


Spring - Summer Nature Events

The Environmental Action Committee presents a list of “not far by car” places to enjoy nature in the beauty of the spring and summer seasons. Each has special events to consider for your outdoor adventure. To check details, go to the website information listed for each.

  • May 6, Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. “Fort Hunter Days” at Fort Hunter, Harrisburg, PA. Free admission to the spring opening of The Mansion, plant/ flower sales, vendor food, children’s activities/crafts, Victorian events, butterfly demonstration, carriage exhibit, Maypole, and cakewalk. www.forthunter.org (717) 599-5751
  • April 7 – October 31 “Art in The Wild” at Wildwood Park and Nature Center, Harrisburg, PA. Visit nature-inspired trailside creations, large and small, sited along the wandering trails and wetlands created by artists that represent this year’s theme, “Natural Abstraction.” A map brochure will guide you through the exhibit. www.wildwoodlake.org (717) 221-0292
  • May 12 and 13, Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. “Native Plant Sale and Spring Garden Days” at Kings Gap Environmental Education Center Carlisle, PA. Native plant sale, gardening questions to ask The Master Gardeners. Nature trails to walk. www.friendsofkingsgap.org (717) 486-5031
  • July 28, Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. “Nature and Arts Festival” at The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Millersburg, PA. This year, staged at the center at 176 Water Company Road. Free family-friendly environment education lectures and exhibits, food, kids activities, and crafts. Music entertainment in the amphitheater after 5:00 p.m. Nature trails. www.nedsmithcenter.org (717) 692-3699 Enjoy the great outdoors!

Barbara Pennell, EAC Committee