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Printed submissions can be delivered to the Laurinburg Exchange office, emailed to [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Wednesday for inclusion in the following Friday’s edition. Be sure to include your event address and contact details as well as a phone number that editors can call for questions and clarification. Most events occurring outside the County of Scotland (with the exception of Maxton) will not be included and we are not listing scheduled Sunday services here.

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October 3

– St. David’s Episcopal Church will be hosting an outdoor pet blessing at 3:00 p.m. The event will take place on the grounds of the church at the corner of Azure Court and Covington Street. Reverend Jeff Krantz, Reverend Linda Nelson and Reverend Bob Button will bless the animals. All animals must be in a transport cage or on a leash. All humans should wear masks. The offering will be given to the Scotland County Humane Society.

October 6

– St. David’s Episcopal Church invites the community to celebrate their new ministry with Reverend Jeff Krantz. A service in celebration of a new ministry will be held at 7 p.m. at the church located at 506 Azure Ct. (Corner of Covington St. and Azure Ct.) The Rt. The Reverend Anne Hodges-Copple, Suffragan Bishop of Carolina North, will be the chief celebrant and preacher.

23 october

– The Lutheran Church of the Living Word will be holding a Holiday Bazaar / Bake Sale and Garage Sale from 8 am to noon at 1925 S. Main St. (between Music Master and the old Pizza Hut). A loaded wine basket will be drawn at noon. Raffles cost $ 1 each. You don’t have to be present to win.

In progress

– Community members are invited to walk the outdoor maze at the corner of Covington Street and Azure Court on the grounds of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Laurinburg. For social distancing and safety reasons, only allow one person or one household unit into the maze at a time. If other people are present, also wear a mask. Please also note that the ground / stones may be uneven, so wear comfortable and stable shoes. Walking through a prayer maze can take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes and more, depending on your personal preferences and pace.

Used for thousands of years, labyrinths are present in almost all religious traditions and cultures. Labyrinths have been part of the Christian experience since the 4th century. In the 12th century, they occupied an important place in the great cathedrals of Europe. Medieval Christians walked through mazes as an alternative to a dangerous pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

Recently, Christians have experienced a resurgence of interest as modern “pilgrims” in their own spiritual journeys. The maze has once again become a tool to encourage prayer, meditation, and spiritual growth. The rhythm of walking, placing one foot in front of the other, calms the mind, relaxes the body and refreshes the mind.

All are invited to visit the labyrinth and experience a respite from anxiety and feel the presence of God in their lives.


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