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    Encouraging Parents

    Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Invitation Sunday

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Youth Programming

    Every Sunday, from 09/07/2014 to 09/21/2014, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Taize Prayer and Song

    Sunday, September 21, 2014, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Alpha 75

    Every Sunday, from 09/14/2014 to 11/16/2014, 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

    ECW Art Show

    Saturday, September 27, 2014, 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Youth Department Grand Opening

    Sunday, September 28, 2014, 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Blessing of the Animals

    Sunday, October 05, 2014, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Marriage Preparation Class

    Every Tuesday, from 10/07/2014 to 11/04/2014, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Stewardship Prayer Vigil

    Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 AM - Sunday, October 26, 2014, 7:00 AM

    Harvest Festival

    Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Daylight Savings Time Ends

    Sunday, November 02, 2014

    The Art of Marriage

    Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Red Candle Dinner

    Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Family Thanksgiving Dinner

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Festive Thanksgiving Eucharist

    Thursday, November 27, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Bless Friday

    Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:15 AM - 2:00 PM

    Alternative Giving Market

    Every Sunday, from 11/30/2014 to 12/22/2013, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Gingerbread Mangers

    Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    2015 Men's Retreat

    Friday, January 09, 2015 - Sunday, January 11, 2015

    Women's Retreat

    Friday, January 30, 2015 - Sunday, February 01, 2015

    Youth Confirmation

    Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Taize Prayer for Epiphany

    Sunday, January 05, 2014, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join us for Taizé Prayer in celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany at 5:00 pm in the Church. The service will last about 45-50 minutes. Bring your friends and your family. Child care is available for children who would find the peaceful and inherent quiet nature of Taizé uncomfortable to maintain.

    4:45 pm Healing Prayer and the regular 5:00 pm Rite I service with Eucharist will be held in the Chapel.

    Join us for a light supper after the service in Sumners Hall. RSVP by December 30 to Lois Trego at  or 713.354.2245

    + Update on the April Pilgrimage of Trust to be held here at St. John the Divine

    + Skype conversation with Brother Emile in Taize

    + Promotional materials available for distribution

    + Ways you can become more involved!

     What is "Taize?"

    When one speaks of "Taizé" it could be in reference to one of several things: the village in southeastern France; the ecumenical monastic order of 100+ brothers from over 30 countries and from both Protestant and Catholic traditions who live and work together in a spirit of reconciliation, understanding and trust; or a place of pilgrimage for over 100,000 young adults each year.

    Taizé also refers to a style of worship experienced daily within the Taizé community: song, prayer, and silence that quiets the mind, opens the heart and feeds the soul. Using simple melody and words, a basic reality of faith is expressed. Both melody and text are grasped quickly by the heart and intellect, and gradually penetrate the whole being. Most especially, Taizé Prayer is a time of quiet in the presence of God.

    Although "Taizé" speaks directly to older youth and young adults, it is timeless and deeply meaningful to people of all ages. In our world of nonstop activity and constant connectivity, our need to be in God’s presence in quietness and simplicity has never been greater. In Taizé Prayer, everyone is given the opportunity to experience the mystery of God that is empowering, yet defies explanation. 

    Lord Jesus Christ, your light shines within us,

    Let not my doubts nor my darkness speak to me.

    Lord Jesus Christ, your light shines within us.

    Let my heart always welcome your love.

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