Taizé Worship ~ the 1st Sunday of the month, 7 p.m.
Sunday October 2nd, and ongoing
Music provided by the Musicians of Singleton Street
Need a time to center upon God without someone's dogma, doctrine, preaching at you?
Need a place to breathe and let God catch up with you?
A time and place in a broken world to rest in God?
What is a Taizé worship service?
“Short chants, repeated again and again, give it a meditative
character. Using just a few words that express a basic reality of faith,
quickly grasped by the mind. As the words are sung over many times,
this reality gradually penetrates the whole being."
From the Taizé songbook.
In 1940, a man known as Brother Roger founded a small community of Christians in Taizé. During this war torn era of France, Brother Roger sought to create a community of healing and refuge. The Taizé community, then, was born out of a vision to create a space for people find God in the midst of brokenness. Hence, the name of the church in Taizé is the “Church of Reconciliation.”
The Taizé community has had a major impact in the area of prayer and worship. They have developed a large repertoire of their own music, which is now sung around the world. Taizé music is very contemplative in nature. It usually involves a simple one or two line refrain that is repeated multiple times. As the refrain is repeated over and over, different instrumental and vocal harmonies are brought in. The purpose of this repetitive singing is to help us focus and contemplate on a single aspect of God for an extended period of time.
Thank you for Igniting Our Faith!
Avery Maijala has created a new piece of artwork for the sanctuary. It was started early this summer for Pentecost. She chose to depict the theme of Pentecost through a piece that features flames suspended by many threads of many colors within the frame. The nails represent the kingdom of God, and the threads represent the ties we share as a community. Thank you to Avery for sharing significant time and energy in creating a piece that will draw us deeper
into worship each week.
Affirming their Baptism
On Sunday April 27th the following adults Affirmed their Baptism:
Congratulations and many blessings as they renew their ministry!
The Last Supper Performance
On the second Sundays at 10:30, the Praise Team shares their guitar filled music. Come and blend your voice with the harmonies of more contemporary music. The Team practices at 9:30 before worship. All are welcome!
On the second Sundays at 2 p.m. people of all ages with cognitive and developmental differences and autism are welcome to this “shush free” hands on, worship service. Families can worship together without fear that someone might get up and walk around or call out. Groups homes can come together to enjoy this praise filled service and the fellowship to follow. Our snacks are gluten, peanut, dairy free. We are completely handicapped accessible. Check out rejoicingspirits.org for more information about this national organization. Please, trust us and come and worship!
Worship is the work of the people giving praise and thanksgiving to God and receiving nourishment for the faith journey through song, prayer, scripture, preaching, communion, and baptism. God made the 7th day Holy. Answer the call to set aside some time for God in your week and come and worship with us!
SEPTEMBER WORSHIP DATES
*1st Sunday is a traditional liturgy with communion and Nesa Black on piano , and 7 p.m. is Taize Worship.
**2nd Sunday is Praise Team and Nesa Black on piano, and REJOICING SPIRITS worship at 2 p.m.
***3rd Sunday is MacKeever liturgy with Christian Nielsen leading with guitar.
****4th Sunday is traditional liturgy and includes our Choir, communion and Nesa Black on piano.
****5th Sunday is traditional liturgy with communion and Nesa Black on piano.