We gathered in the dim light of the evening. We prepared our hearts as we sat in silence, listening to meditative flute music, allowing our souls to join with others in community and with God. This worship was different than our Sunday morning. There was more silence, less words, more listening to the text, rather than reading, deep and longs periods of reflection, Taize music which drew our heart to the holy, and a Eucharistic prayer that reflected the teachings and learnings of Lady Julian of Norwich. It was a time offered to ourselves and to God where we could be still and know that God is God.
Immediately after the service, we seemed to all gather and ask the question –“When can we do the next one?” The answer to that question is September 8th when we offer a Contemplative Eucharist focused on Hildegard of Bingen.
After the service we gathered in our Parish Life Center for a totally amazing reception, with seafood crepes and a Nicoise salad — and to top it all off, crepes with Nutella and fruit. It was a time of communion, community, and contemplative that touched our souls. Thank you everyone for your presence and stillness. God was praised, and I believe, pleased.