Hope Episcopal Church
190 Interlachen Rd.
Melbourne, FL 32940
321-259-5810
Services: 8:00 (Traditional) & 10:15 (Contemporary)
Copyright 2012 - 2018
Hope Episcopal Church, Melbourne, FL
 
Hope Is...

Hope is a community of people united in a love of Christ, where every person can come to
find rest from the hectic pace of life and refuge from life's storms.




Visit our Prayer Labyrinth
 
A prayer labyrinth is an ancient tool which
had been used by pilgrims for generations.

A labyrinth is a vehicle of prayer.

A labyrinth is a metaphor for life with all of
its twists and turns, ups and downs.

A prayer labyrinth is a symbol of a life of
walking with God.
Using a prayer labyrinth allows you to employ all of your senses while you pray
reinforcing in a physical way the reality that there is only one center in life and that is in
God.
How to use the Prayer Labyrinth:

1. What would you like to pray for today?

2. At the entrance, be still for a moment and ask God to walk with you.

3. Enter, follow the path, move at your own pace. Notice what is happening around
you and make it part of your prayer.

4. At the center, rest in Christ’s loving presence. Reflect on what has happened so far
on your prayer walk.

5. When you are ready, take the pathway back out. Continue your prayer, asking God
to incorporate what He has been showing you into your life and service of others.

6. When you reach the threshold, before you leave, thank God for whatever has
happened during your prayer experience.

7. Afterwards, reflect on your prayer walk.

Why Go To Church?

Every Sunday, many of us go to church while many others are sleeping or engaged in
other weekend activities. After a week of work and chores, should we spend part of our
short weekend in church?

For those of us that spend that hour each Sunday in church, the answer is a resounding
YES. But many of us have had to overcome our own reasons for not going. Do you have

Rector's Message:

Welcome to Hope!

Hope is a joy-filled church where every person can come to find rest from the
hectic pace of life and ref­uge from life's storms. Hope is a place where you can be
filled when you are empty, fed when you are hungry. It is a place to be renewed
spiritually, physically, and emotionally through authentic rela­tionships with regular
people who are faithful and passionate about giving to others what has been given
to them; the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Pastor Debbie+
The Reverend Deborah L. Vann
 
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