Wednesday Evenings


December 5, 12, & 19, 2018
and January 2 
— May 22, 2019

About the Service  The service begins with the offering of incense followed by the singing of an evening hymn and the reading of Holy Scripture. This is followed by five minutes of profound, contemplative silence begun and ended by the ringing of a bell. Prayers for the world, nation, and local community are offered along with expression of need and concern for those gathered. This is followed by prayers and anointing for healing. During this time, those present are invited to light a prayer candle, pray, and sing a simple Taizé-style chant. The service concludes with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Additional Narrative about the Service  Silence and contemplation are integral parts of this service. Our lighting is subdued and candles add warmth and light to our worship service. Those who attend the service have described it as powerful and restorative with a relaxed and deeply sacred feeling. Those who attend Saint Michael’s comment that this service is one they feel comfortable inviting friends and family from outside the church to attend. We think you’ll enjoy the 35-minute service for many of these reasons and more!

If you have any questions about Wednesday evenings, please contact us!