Date: Weekly beginning Wednesday, October 3
Time: 6-6:30 pm
Starting October 3, Epiphany will begin having a regular weekly Evening Prayer service. The service will be candlelit and contemplative. We’ll sing music from the Taizé songbook and the hymnal. Most weeks, lay preachers will give a short sermon.
For many years Epiphany has celebrated Evening Prayer in the chapel. It began as a daily service. While meaningful for those in attendance, very few were actually able to take part. We tried scaling back Evening Prayer and celebrating only on Feast Days. Attendance increased, but many found it difficult to keep track of which days there was Evening Prayer.
To open the beautiful Evening Prayer experience to more people, we are moving to a set night: Wednesdays! When there is a Feast Day during the week we will celebrate it at Wednesday’s Evening Prayer service.
What can you expect when you come to Evening Prayer? It will be a peaceful, quiet experience with candles, singing together, prayer, listening to scripture and reflections on the scripture with lay people in the roles of leading the service, doing the readings and offering short sermons. You’ll have a bulletin with the order of the service (we use Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer). The prayers, readings and sermons are complimented by times of silence and singing together from the hymnal and the community of Taize. The service will last about 30 minutes.
If you are interested in participating as an Officiant, reader, or homilist please contact Diana Bender or Diane Carlisle. Look for our table at the Ministry Fair on October 21.
Join us mid-week for this peaceful and contemplative re-set for our busy lives!
Diane Carlisle and Diana Bender