10am Sunday Worship Service on Zoom
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Meeting ID: 620 874 203
To join by phone, dial 1 253 215 8782 and enter the Meeting ID and passcode when prompted.
Our Sunday morning worship is a bit of a blend of our former two services. We are worshipers gathered in front of our screens for casual, interactive worship. There is music and singing. There is time for prayer, story-telling from the Bible and other sources. There is no sermon, per se, But there is often a summary introduction to the passage and its challenges for us today. The discussion is open and we feel free to discover together, and sometimes to disagree with each other. The center question of it all is, “How can I learn to live in this world in the way of Jesus?”
8pm Sunday “Night Prayer” on Zoom
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Meeting ID: 918 291 355
To join by phone, dial 1 253 215 8782 and enter the Meeting ID when prompted.
**Beginning in July, you will enter a virtual “waiting room” where the host will welcome you to join the meeting.
1,500 years ago, in a monastery on the hill outside the village, one would hear the monks and nuns sing their last prayer of the day, called “Compline,” or Night Prayer. Mostly they chanted the Psalms, sometimes without accompaniment, sometimes guided by instruments.
This ancient practice is being revived today in many places around our world, because, somehow, it expresses awe in the presence of the Holy One. The community of Taize in France has given us a large body of chant-style songs which are the foundation of our Night Prayer. 30 minutes of singing, guided reflection and meditation – all adapted for the Zoom platform. Of course, we can pray anywhere, any time. And gathered prayer has its own place in spiritual practice.