Midweek Retreat is a recorded contemplative practice released at noon each Wednesday.
Generally, the practice consists of:
- Body and Space Preparation
- Welcome and Introduction
- Breath Awareness
- Guided Prayer or Meditation
- Invitation to Reflect
Find upcoming practices in the sidebar.
Find resources to support your regular practice in our Contemplative Practices lib guides.
If you are new to Contemplative Prayer, contact Rev. Emily Meyer, The Ministry Lab’s executive director. Emily is certified by Shalem Institute as a contemplative prayer small group and retreat leader and by Mindful Schools as a Mindfulness facilitator and will gladly guide you through what to expect and how to best utilize the recorded practice.
This Week’s Practice
This Epiphany we share a series of embodied practices, based on excerpts from RCL texts for the following Sunday.
Jan. 11 / Epiphany 2: Is. 49:1-7; John 1:29-42 – Servant, Child, Body, Light
Jan. 18 / Epiphany 3: Is. 9:1-4; Ps. 27:1, 4-9; Matt. 4:12-23 – Light, Freedom, Safety, Calling
Jan. 25 / Epiphany 4: Micah 6:1-8 – Justice, Loving Kindness, Humility
Feb. 1 / Epiphany 5: Is. 58:1-12 – Strong Bones
Feb. 8 / Epiphany 6: Ps. 119:1-8 – An Upright Heart
Feb. 15 / Transfiguration Sunday: Psalm 99; Matt. 17:1-9 – Trembling
If you would like to receive weekly recordings of the practice, send an email of request here.
The Ministry Lab
Cultivating vibrant church leaders and congregations by pooling the wisdom and resources of the Minnesota Annual Conference United Methodist Church, Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ, Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area, The Synod of Lakes and Prairies (PCUSA), and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.
Rev. Emily Meyer
Executive Director, The Ministry Lab
tel | 651-279-1677
The Ministry Lab open hours are temporarily suspended. Contact Emily Meyer for consultations, to access resources, or to register for workshops.