What’s behind the silence


ur monthly meditative liturgy for the evening is an arrestingly different service. It is worship built around music, prayer, readings and stillness with none of the usual trappings of church like communion, a sermon, coffee or even socializing. Instead it is an opportunity to come away into the stillness, to move into a space of deep openness to the Spirit of God, and then go quietly into the evening’s darkness.

Gord Johnson and Larry Campbell lead the music in Hear the Silence, which often has simple melodies and profound lyrics, sung over and over with the repetition anchoring us in prayer.

Gord recently explained (click on the arrow | runs: 3:06) how he was inspired to design a liturgy like this and why silence is, perhaps, what we most need to hear.

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