Sunday, May 5, 2013

Youth and Children's Choirs Present Evensong

Tonight the Parish Youth and Children's Choirs presented Evensong. An ancient service for the close of the day, Evensong combines the monastic offices of Vespers and Compline and incorporates scriptures, a sung Psalm, canticles and prayers. The Chorister Choir composed the prayers that were used in the service. It was a beautiful evening of worship. We are grateful for our talented young people and for the leadership of Tim Ward and Edie Johnson. Thanks be to God!

Prayer of Thanksgiving (from the close of tonight's service)
We praise and thank you, O God, 
For you are without beginning and without end. 
Through Christ, You created the whole world;
You made the day for works of light
And the night for the refreshment of our minds and bodies.
Keep us now in Christ; grant us a peaceful evening,
A night free from sin; and bring us at last to eternal life. 
Through Christ and in the Holy Spirit,
We offer you all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever. Amen. 

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