Evensong at Good Sam
While we are returning to worship on Sunday mornings on the church lawn, and delighted to do so, Good Sam is also gathering at 4PM in the church for the historic and beautiful service called Evensong. The sabbath day is brought to a close by prayer, affirmation of our faith, and glorious music to lead us to experience a restful, peaceful night. In this service (45 minutes) of prayer and beautiful choral responses (canticles) and psalms, we are invited to listen and to contemplate, to engage in the wonders and blessedness of Almighty God.
The origins of Evensong go back to the time of Jesus and his disciples with recitation of the Psalms and Hebrew Scripture. Evensong in the English language service dates to the Reformation. The liturgy was created by Archbishop Cranmer in the first Book of Common Prayer 1549. Today, as we come together, we join the present with the past and we find that we are connected and faith is strengthened.
If you have never attended an evening of Choral Evensong, I encourage you to join us at 4PM on Sundays to witness and experience the beauty of liturgy and music.
And, if you are unable to come in person on Sunday evenings, you can find the service on the Good Samaritan YouTube channel and / or join us on zoom for Evening Prayer (sorry, no music) each Wednesday at 7PM.
Every day will I bless you, and praise your name forever and ever (Ps. 145:2)