From your intentional interim
May 14, 2015
"Taize is an ecumenical sung and silent participatory prayer service designed to achieve a contemplative state through music, song and silence." http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/taize.htm
I believe in worship. I believe that worshiping together is the central focus of the church. I believe that worship feeds our souls and prepares us to do the work of Jesus out the in the world. It brings us into community and then sends us out to be the hands, feet and voices of God.
Worship for me has many facets. This past Sunday was a perfect example of how many voices bring us together. The children sang. Three young men led us in a Radical Mother’s Day litany, and a young woman brought the children’s message. You could feel the energy.
It is my opinion that worship must have energy. I don’t necessarily mean drums, clapping and dancing energy, but the energy that comes from the movement of the Spirit. Even our contemplative Taize services have energy, because the Spirit is moving among us.
Have you been to our Taize services? We have a 9 a.m. service each Sunday morning led by lay people, and I am continuing the tradition of a week night service once a month. Now that service is on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
Will you join us this coming Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m.? The sanctuary will be open at 6:30 p.m. for 30 minutes of silence before we begin. I hope you will be with us for this opportunity for a contemplative evening with communion.
Prayers for the journey,
P.S. Read about the Taize community in France at their link: http://www.taize.fr/en.