November 12, 2021
November is Native American Heritage Month. It is a yearly opportunity to learn about native peoples and cultures, and to celebrate the gifts that they bring to our lives and society. Our November Taizé prayer will incorporate elements of Native American prayer. We will praise God and pray for healing among nations.
September 3, 2021
We gather to pray that Christ the Teacher will send the Holy Spirit for this new school year. We need the Holy Spirit not just in our classrooms, but in our daily circles of activity: in family life, at work, at church and in our social activities. Come, Holy Spirit, come.
August 24, 2021
We gather in August to pray for unity in this time of discord in our communities. We will pray for unity and recommit to reconciliation.
July 2, 2021
The Renewal Center resumed in-person programming on July 1 with an ecumenical service in the Taizé style. The theme of the evening was Prayers for Healing and Renewal.
June 3, 2021
Thank you for joining us in prayer today, during a time in Kansas City, in the United States and around the world when there has been so much gun violence, causing death, heartache, and fear.
May 11, 2021
St. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 3:1-3, “You are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by all … written not in ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets that are hearts of flesh.”
April 1, 2021
If you are joining us April 1, it is the beginning of three days of prayer called the Sacred Triduum. We celebrate the most momentous events in salvation history. As one Church, we rejoice in Christ’s resurrection with uplifted and responsive minds.
March 4, 2021
Lent encourages each of us to retreat, and reflect in silence. Silence allows the community to reflect on what it has heard and experienced, and to open its heart to the mystery celebrated. May we use well the silence provided during this service.
February 4, 2021
Veni Sancte Spiritus. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth.
January 6, 2021
We enter 2021 with hopeful anticipation. There are still struggles, but a vaccine against the coronavirus is becoming available. There is tension in our country, tension in our world; so, we pray together for peace.