10:30 a.m. Worship Service
6:30 p.m. Prayer Time
Wednesday Evening during Lent
February 10 - March 23, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.
Meeting God. Finding peace. That's the purpose of this service.
Taiz`e is an ecumenical service with the focus on Christ. The church is bathed in candlelight and is kept relatively dark. The atmosphere is quiet, contemplative and peaceful.
The service begins with music. Three very short songs are repeated several times with silence in between.
Reading scripture is a way of going to "the inexhaustible wellspring by which God gives himself to thirsting human beings" (Origen, 3rd century). The Bible is a "letter from God to creatures" that enables them "to discover God's heart in God's words" (Gregory the Great, 6th century).
Silence. Most of the time when we pray, we do all the talking. This time of silence is for us to listen for God. Sometimes the voice of God is heard only in a whisper, in a breath of silence. Remaining in silence in God's presence, open to the Holy Spirit, is prayer too.
Closing Prayer, and Music. The congregation leaves in silence, refreshed.