Contemplative Services – Taize Style from St Andrews and a Lament from The Many

by Christine Sine

Each week I post the Taize style service from my home church St Andrews Episcopal here in Seattle. Last week I also posted a service of Lament which was streamed on Facebook  by The Many and it made me realize how much people are craving this kind of service. Both these services are created weekly, so with the gracious permission of both these groups I will continue to post both of these on a Saturday afternoon for you to enjoy on Sunday or in fact at any time during the week.

Contemplate with St Andrews

Contemplative service with music in the style of Taize from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Seattle.

Carrie Grace Littauer, prayer leader, and music by Kester Limner and Andy Myers.

Permission to web stream or podcast music in this service is granted under One License number A-710-756.

“Christ Be With Me” text from the Lorica, or the Prayer of St. Patrick. Song by Ruth Cunningham, used with permission. All rights reserved. Instagram:


Lament with The Many

As many of us continue to struggle with our pain and the pain of others, we feel the call to lament. The Many,  an indie, intentionally diverse music collective from Chicago singing music of faith and doubt, hope and lament sing new songs made for reflection, for protest, for healing and worship.  Together, this unique group of musicians, songwriters, poets, activists, uneasy prophets and unsaintly saints, remind us over and over again that we aren’t alone, that God so loves every one of us, and we all belong here.

Every Wednesday, they are making space for people to grieve losses and name the sorrows we’re all walking through with this pandemic, as well as find community and possibly even some things to be grateful for. I though that for this week’s contemplative service that you might enjoy this service This service, which was posted on June 17th is an example of the good work that they do. Enjoy.

This week, we come together again to lament the losses we continue to experience in our lives and in our world because of the pandemic and because of racial inequity and injustice. And tonight, in honor of Pride month, we will be offering some extra space and time to pray for our LGBTQIA+ siblings who so often have not been loved for who they are. We’re also very happy to be joined by Rev. Shaun Whitehead, Chaplain at St. Lawrence University and to be premiering a new lyric video for our song “These Bodies.”

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Mary Esther Wiebe (Meg) June 28, 2020 - 9:27 am

Thank you.
I needed this very much.
Meg Gerbrandt Wiebe

Christine Sine June 28, 2020 - 4:50 pm

Your welcome. I know these services are a real boost to a lot of people

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