The public is invited to join the St. Paul’s Church parish family on Sunday, June 6, in our celebration of Evensong as we conclude the day with peaceful, beautiful prayer. The evensong will begin at 4:30PM; the church is located at 914 E. Knapp Street.
The St. Paul’s Adult Choir will be joined by select voices from the Church’s youth Voices for Life Ensemble Choir as they sing music that includes Ralph Vaughan-Williams’ beautiful setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, American composer Craig Phillips’ setting of the Prayers and Responses and Holst’s rousing hymn setting Thaxted, a tune you’ll recognize from his orchestral suite The Planets.
Evensong has a long and wonderful history as a form of communal prayer in the church. Its origins date back to the monastic Liturgy of the Hours, where, several times throughout the day and night, monastic communities gathered together for communal prayer. We continue to recognize the importance of the daily rhythms of prayer in both our personal and parochial lives, and one of the most beautiful expressions of that rhythm is closing the day with Evensong.
Join us as St. Paul’s continues and enriches this wonderful tradition of worship.