St Andrews Contemplative Prayer September 6, 2020 and Holy Troublemakers.

by Christine Sine

Each week I like to post a link to the Taize style service held at St Andrews Episcopal Church in Seattle, which they generously allow me to share. I know that many of you have been enriched and nourished by the quiet contemplation of this service. I hope that you take time to enjoy this week’s service as well.

A contemplative service with music in the style-of-Taize for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

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

Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-710-756 with additional notes below.

“‘Down in the River to Pray” – Traditional American spiritual, public domain Arrangement by Kester Limner, shared under the Creative Commons License, Attribution (CC-BY)

“In Silence We Wait” – Text and Music by Susan Masters. Copyright and all rights reserved by Augsburg Fortress Press

“God is Forgiveness” – Copyright and all rights reserved by GIA/Les Presses de Taizé

“Kyrie for September 6th” – Music by Kester Limner and Andy Myers, text by Kester Limner. Shared under the Creative Commons License, Attribution (CC-BY)

“Deep Peace – Celtic Blessing” – Text: Celtic traditional, adapt. Ray Makeover. Text and music copyright 2009 Ray Makeover, Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved.

This week I am adding information on another contemplative treat that St Andrews is offering. I loved the book Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints and I am really looking forward to walking this tour as well.

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Saints from a diversity of faiths and backgrounds “who have rocked the religious boat on behalf of love and justice” are featured as part of this self-guided tour. Located on accessible pathways on the west lawn at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, enjoy a physically distanced tour at your own pace discovering stories about new people inspiring change in our world. Used with permission from Daneen Aker, author of Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints this is a children’s book emphasizing the stories of women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and others who are too often written out of religious narratives. A great outing for families and individuals.

Free and open to the public daily through September 20th.

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