Candles surround the cross at a mid-week worship service.

Candles surround the cross at a mid-week worship service.

We typically rotate through these three settings:

Holden Prayer Around the Cross: During the Season of 1995-96 members of the Holden Village introduced a new worship form to their Community. Many had been to Iona or Taize and were looking fo a quiet, reflective and profoundly experiential time of group prayer.  We combine Darkness, Candles, Scripture, Song and the Cross to focus our Bodies, Minds and Souls on the Healing power of God among us.

Holden Evening Prayer: Written by Marty Haugen in 1985 for the Holden Community it has quickly become the favorite liturgy of many.   Scripture is spoken and sung, the lights are low and we celebrate “Jesus Christ, you are the light of the world…”

Taize Vespers: A small community in the Burgundy Valley of France, began as a group of conscientious objectors in World War II hiding Jewish people from the Nazi authorities.  Taize has since grown into a world wide movement. Simple music, scripture, silence and multiple languages open the doors for all to worship.  Taize makes a worship service available every day, so that people throughout the world can experience a bit of their deep spirit.