SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE, JANUARY 26, 2020
People experience and know God in a variety of ways – through service and
action, in nature, through reading and spiritual reflection, in intimate
relationships, in meditation or prayer, through music, in walking the labyrinth,
Sunday worship is one way to experience the divine, but different kinds of
worship services speak to different people. Some prefer lots of upbeat music,
others look to a rousing sermon, some prefer more quiet time for personal
prayer, some prefer much congregational participation in the liturgy while others
do not, some want a Biblical reflection, some want to hear about social justice.
On Sunday, January 26, Rev. Dawne Taylor will preside at a contemplative
worship service modelled on the Taize community in France. Taize worship
services consist primarily of simple contemplative chants repeated over and
over by the congregation as a type of prayer; they also include scripture
reading, silence and intercessory prayer.
This will be a quiet meditative
service intended to reach into our hearts without the usual words present in
most worship times. Many churches now offer a monthly Taize service.
Dawne hopes that you will join in worship on January 26 to experience a
different kind of worship that may touch you in unexpected places. More
information to follow next week.
Image Credit: http://www.oakbayunitedchurch.ca/calendar-1/2018/10/28/taize-worship-3wh4x-a6kcg