Taizé Worship Wednesday evenings at 7:45pm in the chapel on March 27, April 3, and April 10th.
A Taizé service is a service of song and silence, prayer, readings and scripture that hope to lead participants to reflect in silence on their relationship with God and with one another.
Music repeats several times, beginning with a simple melody that we sing together. Sometimes it builds as it progresses. If an instrument or soloist joins the music, you can continue singing, noticing how that part fits with yours. If you would sometimes prefer to quit singing and experience the music as an observer, please do.
Texts are short and reflective as well. It is always good to think about a reading, but Taizé invites you to feel a reading and to interact with it. Prayers are invitational and conversational. You are not addressing a faraway being, but entering a dialogue with the living present Christ. Silence is intentional, and can be seen as opportunities to wonder or to consider the words or music you have heard. If a silence feels too long, you might ponder the bulletin cover or focus on the flickering candles.