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Taizé style music originated in the ecumenical monastic order of the Taize 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.
December 13th, 2013
Thanks to our generous volunteers, the REST winter shelter service slots are filling up! We have one more paper sign up in 2013, during coffee hour on December 15th. You’ll find Raquel Nelson ready to help you find your time and task. If you’d like to sign up without leaving your computer or mobile device, email email@example.com with a Friday or two that could work for you. Together we serve!