Holden Evening Prayer

First Fridays are monthly evening gatherings at Bangsar Lutheran Church: A simple hour of contemplative and reflective worship for those seeking an “alternative” space to slow down at the end of the week… a respite from the busyness of our daily experience and a chance to renew our strength in God’s presence and one another’s fellowship.

In the past, First Friday meetings have included moments of silent prayer, art, scripture reading and reflection, and songs.

This Friday’s service will be set to the Holden Evening Prayer. Here’s a brief description of it from the web: Written in 1985-1986 while liturgical composer Marty Haugen was the musician-in-residence at Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center in Washington State, this lovely setting of vespers follows the traditional form while using contemporary and inclusive language. Contents include “Service of Light,” Evening Hymn-“Joyous Light of Heav’nly Glory,” “Evening Thanksgiving,” “The Annunciation,” “The Magnificat,” “Litany and Prayers,” and “Final Blessing.”

We seek to provide an experimental space to share fresh approaches, as well as to revisit age-old traditions in Christian worship. Guests are invited to suggest readings, music and other prayer & thought points for future meeting. Please feel free to contact any of the event hosts/admins with your ideas!

Kindly RSVP via this Facebook Public Event page here. This is an open event, so please feel free to invite your family, friends, acquaintances, or other loved ones!

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