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Vespers - Lenten Contemplative Worship

  • Highlands United Methodist Church 1045 20th Street South Birmingham, AL, 35205 United States

An early evening service, incorporating chant, candlelight, silence, and short readings from sacred scripture.  Worshipers are encouraged to come as they are, to freely move about the sanctuary in silence, praying in the pews, at the altar, or in the chancel, as they are led by the Spirit. 

Musical offerings: Sung by the gentlemen of The Choir at Highlands UMC, directed by Richard Charles Phillips

  • Plainsong Service
  • Psalm 141 - Plainsong Tone VIIIa
  • Psalm 103 - Plainsong Tone VIIIb
  • Canticle: Magnificat - Plainsong Mode viii

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Vespers is part of our series of Lenten Contemplative Worship services, which draw upon ancient and emerging spiritual traditions, using a diversity of resources from Christian communities across the globe.  Worshipers can expect a warm, welcoming, sacred space lit by candlelight, contemplative prayer, and simple, distinctive music that calls us to a richer communion with God and neighbor.  Although there may be short readings, there will be no sermons or homilies, leaving room for your own prayerful ponderings.

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