Praying with the Labyrinth

Praying with the Labyrinth

Saturday, February 29, from 9 am to 12 noon at Church of the Good Samaritan, Simpson Hall
Register by Monday, February 24 (see contact info below)
Suggested Donation $5 – $10

Labyrinths provide a unique opportunity for prayer; they invite us to a kind of walking meditation, a way to draw nearer to God on a small spiritual pilgrimage without going far from home!  We will be offering an Introductory Class on praying with the labyrinth at Good Samaritan.

Sr. Mary Jo Chaves, director of the Franciscan Spirituality Center in Milwaukie, Oregon and Dorothy Charbonneau, a labyrinth facilitator and member of the American Orthodox Church in Corvallis, will provide an overview of the historical roots of the labyrinth and ways to walk it. Class participants will have opportunity to walk the labyrinth and reflect on their experiences.

We invite you to enrich your Lenten journey by learning about the labyrinth, either as introduction if this is your first exposure to labyrinths, or as a deepening of your knowledge if you have prior experience.

The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan is located at 333 NW 35th Street in Corvallis.

Please contact Susie Zaremba at 541-758-4235 or azaremba@proaxis.com to register; questions are welcome as well.

Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story

Movie Night: In celebration of Black History Month, the Spiritual Nurture Committee at Church of the Good Samaritan, Corvallis will show the documentary, “Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story”. This film explores the extraordinary life of Howard Thurman, a minister, teacher, poet, and proponent of the non-violent struggle for social change. He’s been called the “patron saint” of the Civil Rights Movement. He’s known for his preaching, mentoring, and creative ways of “doing church.”

Thursday, February 20th, 7:00 pm, in the Bishop Katharine Lounge.

All are welcome. There is no charge.

Fabulous Four-Hand Piano Duo

Concert of piano music by long-time Oregon State University faculty members Angela Carlson and Rebecca Jeffers. They share their musicianship and inspration in a lively concert of music for four hands at one piano.

Sundays at 3 Free Concert Service of Lessons and Carols

The service of Lessons and Carols, a century old tradition of the Anglican Church, tells the Christmas story with readings from Genesis, the Prophets, and the Gospels. Celebrate the Season with the beautiful choral music of the Good Samaritan Church Choir, under the direction of Dr. Nancy Dunn. Join in singing the carols. Feel the joy and beauty of the season.
(Admission Free, donations gratefully accepted.)

Sundays at 3 Free Concert: Anton Belov, Baritone

Equally at home in opera, oratorio, and concert repertoire Dr. Belov performs throughout the United States earning critical acclaim wherever he goes. A native of Russia, he is a specialist in Russian diction and has published articles and books on the subject. Dr. Belov now resides in McMinnville and serves on the music faculty at Linfield College.

Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.

Religion and Immigration, Lessons from the Old Testament and Policy Today

Religion and Immigration, Lessons from the Old Testament and Policy Today:

Join Dr. Melissa Bird and Dr. Sheldon Greaves throughout October for weekly presentations and conversation about immigration and immigration policy. We will explore what we can learn from the Bible about immigration and how we can apply it to the issues the nation is facing today.

October 3 – The Bible and Immigration
October 10 – The Law of Hospitality to the Stranger
October 17 – Immigration as National Narrative
October 24 – Legislation Regarding the Foreigner and Resident Alien

Potluck Dinner 6:30 (bring your favorite dish)
Program 7:15-8:30

Church of the Good Samaritan 333 NW 35th Street Corvallis, OR 97330

All are welcome!

Sundays at 3 Free Concert Flatt Stanley Incident Folk Music Ice Cream Social And Student Instrument Exchange

The Flatt Stanley Incident is an Oregon band from the Willamette Valley. They deliver their own eclectic mix of Americana music ranging from traditional folk and bluegrass to originals and other genres. Rob Pugliese and Steve Martin, formally of The Kindreds, are joined by Texas bass player Ron Green to deliver an entertaining mix of the music they love to play from Bill Monroe to Tom Petty and beyond.

Enjoy this toe-tapping folk concert in the beautiful labyrinth courtyard (inclement weather, we’ll move indoors) followed by an ice-cream social. Bring used musical instruments and gently used performance clothes to donate to our communities’ young musicians programs. Contact us for more information about donations.
Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.

Spiritual Direction: What is it? Is it for You?

Spiritual Direction: What is it? Is it for You?

Church of the Good Samaritan
NW 35th & Harrison Streets
Bishop Katharine Lounge
September 22nd, 9:15 am and Noon

Cammie Bella will be presenting a session on Spiritual Direction:  What is it? Is it for You? on Sunday morning, September 22nd.  She’ll do this twice to accommodate those who attend the two different worship services.

We are all spiritually hungry, whether we are aware of it or not.  Some of us are seeking a companion who “listens for God” with us along our journeys.  Spiritual Direction is a venue for folks who will walk with us on this journey.  The Spiritual Director is concerned with the whole person.  Cammie will be sharing more about the practice and tradition of Spiritual Direction – what it is and what it is not. What kind of preparation/education Spiritual Directors have and how one goes about finding a Spiritual Director.

Come and hear more about it and ask if such a relationship might be a “good fit” for you on your journey.

These sessions are brought to you by your Spiritual Nurture Committee.  Cammie is a Spiritual Director, Licensed Lay Preacher, and retreat and class leader.

 

The Art of Soul Friendship: Listening with Presence

The Art of Soul Friendship:  Listening with Presence

Church of the Good Samaritan
NW 35th & Harrison Streets
Bishop Katharine Lounge
September 15, 9:15 am and Noon

Cammie Bella will be presenting a session on The Art of Soul Friendship:  Listening with Presence on Sunday, September 15.  She’ll do this twice to accommodate those who attend the two different worship services.

In the Celtic tradition, there’s a beautiful understanding of love and friendships. Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and cara is the word for friend.  So anam cara is the Celtic word for soul friend. Cammie will be sharing some thoughts on being and having a soul friend along with some reflection questions and a short video.

There is no charge for attending.  These sessions are brought to you by the Good Sam Spiritual Nurture Committee.

Cammie is a Spiritual Director, Licensed Lay Preacher, and retreat and class leader.