As a way to honor the recent Reformation 500-year celebration, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church has started work on a labyrinthian prayer garden in a green space behind the church.
“We had a small garden there and we wanted to make a labyrinth for our prayer garden,” the Reverend Dinah Dutta said. “We are working on it now. Eventually we are going to finish the whole labyrinth and dedicate it as the Reformation 500 Prayer Garden. Our labyrinth is just started and it’s a process. We need a lot of money to get the bricks, but that is our goal. Prayer was really important to Martin Luther, and for our kids, we wanted to teach them the importance of prayer.”
Prayer, worship and the word of God — three main tenets of the Protestant Reformation — were the main focus for Dutta and the St. Mark’s congregation as they observed the milestone on Oct. 29.