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Taizé style music originated in the ecumenical monastic order of the Taizé Community in France. It emphasizes simple phrases, usually lines from Psalms or other pieces of Scripture, repeated and sometimes also sung in canon.
At times we long for a place of peace and stillness, a time to listen for God in quiet reflection. We long to refresh the spirit, and open ourselves to the blessing of God’s grace. Join us for the service for wholeness and healing on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm, in the sanctuary … and all are welcome.
A significant part of Christ’s ministry was healing. “Wholeness and healing” in the Christian tradition includes healing from emotional scars, healing for our planet, reconciliation between people and nations, healing of the broken aspects of our culture and shalom for all people – well-being, safety, fulfillment and peace – as well as physical healing.
First Presbyterian Church’s service for wholeness and healing is a quiet, candlelit, half-hour-long service of prayer and Taizé style music. Toward the end of the service, those who desire it may participate in anointing and laying on of hands—actions which are symbolic of the power of the Christian fellowship to transform our lives.
March 8th, 2014
First Sunday in Lent, we explore "Vulnerable Love" in worship and our Sunday Seminar Bible study of John 3:1-17; also by writing letters to Governor Brown about fracking. We'll show Brene Brown's TEDTalk in the after-worship Bible study.