Worship

DAILY PRAYERS Morning 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. Noon 12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Evening 6:00 – 6:15 p.m.

COMMUNITY WORSHIP 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Every Monday The community celebrates Holy Communion. Services are led by ministers of various denominations according to their traditions. We invite you to join us afterwards for dinner in the refectory.

PRAYING WITH THE SONGS OF TAIZÉ 7:30 pm, first Monday of each month. This form of meditative common prayer comes from a tradition of an ecumenical community in Taizé, France. Gathered in the presence of Christ, we sing short songs repeatedly, allowing the mystery of God to become tangible through the beauty of simplicity. A few words, sung over and over again, reinforce the meditative quality of prayer. They express a basic reality of faith that can quickly move beyond the intellect and gradually penetrate one’s whole being.Meditative singing thus becomes a way of listening to God. In addition to song as prayer, this time includes scripture reading, prayer for Metropolitan Richmond, and a period of silence. It is led by Jim Bennett and a variety of musicians.

SOAKING PRAYER SERVICE Leader: Deborah Cannady. 3rd Mondays at 7:30 p.m. and 1st Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Those struggling with illness have benefitted from being “soaked in prayer” over periods of time. Prayer ministers are available to pray with those desiring emotional, spiritual, or physical healing. Participants are invited to find a comfortable place, sit, relax, and receive prayer. Participants may also come and go during the service.

EUCHARIST FOR GENERATIONAL HEALING 5th Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Once a quarter, Richmond Hill offers a Eucharist for Generational Healing, facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Paula O. Parker. This is an opportunity to invite God’s healing into your family, including the generations that have gone before and the generations that will come after you. Please bring the blessings as well as the pains and traumas of your ancestry written on a piece of paper (not to be shared). For more information call Deborah Cannady at 783-7903.