St. David’s Episcopal Church will launch its Saturdays@6 service beginning on Jan. 27. This come-as-you-are service bridges our contemporary and traditional worship services with a contemplative style and atmosphere. Engaging the senses amidst candle light, it will follow a traditional format with innovative prayer.
How is it innovative? The service will begin outside the sanctuary and we will all enter the time of worship together as candles are lit and lights brightened. With contemporary language, the prayers and structure of the service will feel traditional and be more accessible. The music will be “unplugged,” featuring a mix of instruments. The musical selection will feature much Taize (a contemplative and engaging chant), some traditional hymns to modern music, and more. A reflective sermon will offer conversation and our prayers will literally be illuminated as the congregation lights candles upon the altar. The congregation will also move around the baptismal font as the celebration of Holy Communion, using home-baked, gluten-free bread and earthen pottery, recalls the familial feeling of the last supper and Eucharist as instituted by Jesus.
Our Saturday evening service enables so many of us who are pulled by the demands of our lives to attend this weekly celebration. Adults and youth alike will find that this reflective and joyful time of worship will feed their week. Children will feel comfortable attending and childcare will also be provided.
We hope you will come lighten your worship experience with Satudays@6.
For more information, contact The Rev. William L. Packard at firstname.lastname@example.org.