Vespers – Going Within

November 2, 2017
  • Norman Allen, Intern Minister

This year, Cedar Lane will offer Vespers in the Chapel on the second Wednesday of every month, from 6:45 to 7:15 pm. It’s a unique opportunity to enter into a different kind of worship service and a different kind of spiritual experience. Drawing on monastic practices from multiple traditions, Vespers offers us the chance to go deeper within, whether we enter the Chapel with joy, sorrow, or unrest on our hearts.

With the goal of being a receptacle for whatever you bring into the space, the Vespers structure will be largely unchanging. There will be an opening prelude of contemplative music, familiar chants from our hymnal, a reading, prolonged silence, and a chance to share joys and sorrows should you wish. You won’t hear a sermon or a call to justice or action. Rather, you will be invited to settle deeper into yourself – to rest and perhaps to explore.

We look forward to seeing you there, and to sharing the time together.