Taizé for October: Caring for God’s Creation

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    Taizé for October: Caring for God’s Creation

    • Oct. 7, 7-8 p.m.
    • In-person and live-streamed

    Registration Is Required. Register to get details about the live stream.

    Download a copy of the program, including the music, for the service here.

    We have gathered on the first Thursday in October to praise our Maker, the One who loved the whole world into being, the One who breathes life into all things that live. This is the God who has formed us and shaped us — the One who knits us into our very being.

    We also come mindful of the times we have not cherished the gifts of creation and life and all that is holy. We ask God for forgiveness for taken these miracles for granted and seek to repair our relationships with God, with God’s people and with God’s creation.

    An icon of St. Francis will help focus our meditation. St. Francis, whose feast day is Oct. 4, teaches us that all creation is a gift from God, and we have a responsibility to be good stewards of it all.

    The event will be live-streamed for our many friends who cannot be with us physically.

    What is Taizé?

    Taizé Prayer comes from an ecumenical, monastic community in France and has spread to numerous spots around the world. The prayer service uses simple chant melodies followed by quieting moments of silence that foster a meditative atmosphere.

    From the depths of the human condition, a secret aspiration rises up. Today many are thirsting for the essential reality: an inner life, signs of the Invisible. Nothing is more conducive to communion with the living God than meditative common prayer. When the mystery of God becomes tangible through the simple beauty of symbols, when it is not smothered by too many words, then a common prayer awakens us to heaven’s joy on earth.

    All the videos of our Taize prayer services are available here.

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