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Prayer Ministry


Building Tomorrow Today

Germantown Presbyterian 2017 Capital Campaign

Prayer Labyrinth Opportunity

 

A crucial part of GPC’s 2017 Capital Campaign Building Tomorrow Today Leadership is the Prayer Team.

In April the Prayer Team is offering the GPC family the opportunity to walk a prayer labyrinth.

On two successive upcoming days: April 29, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm and April 30, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, the labyrinth will be set up in the Activity Center for your spiritual reflection, meditation, discernment, and connecting with God and with yourself on deeper and more profound levels.

Just what is a labyrinth?

A labyrinth is a patterned path, often circular in form, used as a walking meditation or spiritual practice. A labyrinth’s walkway is arranged in such a way that the participant moves back and forth across the circular form through a series of curves, ending at the labyrinths’ heart or center, and then leaving the labyrinth along the same pathway.

How does one walk a labyrinth?

•Labyrinth Guides will be present to assist your meditative walk.
•Begin by standing at the front entrance to the labyrinth.
•Center yourself by taking a couple of deep breaths.
•Acknowledge your purpose – to prayerfully discern God’s calling on your life, particularly in the midst of your community of faith’s desire to build tomorrow today and leave a legacy for generations yet to come.
•Begin your walk slowly and deliberately, quietly and reflectively, continually listening to God’s whispers to you.
•Continue to walk; continue your spiritual journey.
•When you reach the center, pause, be still, read Holy Scripture, pray, reflect, discern, be still with the Lord, your God. Listen deeply for God’s call upon your life, in this time and in this place. And, when you are ready …
•Begin your walk out, continuing to reflect, and begin to plan your next course of action. As you walk, repeat a newly discovered mantra, given to you by God, over and over again, as you depart.
•When you reach the entrance again, stop and be still and offer thanks to God for a new sense of purpose, clarity, and devotion to the Lord, your God.

Come again, anytime.
God waits for you. God is patient and ready to hear your deepest desires and needs. God is ready for you to discover who God calls you to be and just how God intends to use you, today, tomorrow, and all your days.

 

 

 

 

 

GPC Capital Campaign Phase II

Building Tomorrow Today

Leadership Teams

Administrative Leader
Patty Jackson

Advance Commitment Leader
Jim Boyd
Gray Carter
Brenda Jeter

All Church Event Leaders
Lalla Colmer
John Colmer
Melinda Russell
Phil Russell

Children’s Leader
September Eason

Communications Package Leader
Helen Norman

Information Distribution Leaders
Bonnie Algee
Teresa Owens
Beth Willingham

Invitation/Call Leaders
Jennie Fulmer
Connie Scott
Arlene Wade

Involvement Leader
Susan Jones

Major Gifts/Financial Leaders
Jerry Huff
John Seabold
Halle Walker
Robert Walker

Prayer Leaders
Judy Carmichael
Ellie Goughnour

Response Leaders
Nancy Halter
Robert Shaw

Student Leader
Doug Geyer

Visual Leaders
Richard Fast
Stewart Holmes

Program Leaders
Beth Brock
Ben Brock
JoEllyn Slott

 

 

The Apostle Paul tells us, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18a) What does that mean to us in our lives today? The Prayer Ministry helps answer this and other questions on prayer.

The Prayer Ministry of Germantown Presbyterian Church has the mission of telling the Good News of the power of prayer in old ways and new ways. This is done by developing and implementing various classes, guides, and ministries to help all age groups in the church and community to learn more about prayer, and by providing opportunities for people to pray. Feel free to contact any member anytime.

There are three Components of the Prayer Ministry: Education, Link to Ministry, and Congregation.

  • Education involves exploring old and new ways of understanding prayer and praying and educating the congregation about them through classes, retreats, pamphlets, articles, etc.
  • Link to Ministry integrates prayer and transforms existing ministries, programs, and meetings throughout the church.
  • Congregation assists in focusing on prayer throughout all facets of life: families praying together; being more conscious of continual communion with God; being more aware of God’s messages.

If you are interested in becoming involved in this invaluable ministry, please email Jean Carroll or call the church office at 901-754-5195.