Vespers Format ~ usually every third Sunday at 5 p.m. ~ but can really be anytime or multiples so please check here often.
Blues Vespers is music, poetry and a brief reflection. All are welcome.
The event is always free. An offering is taken for the musicians or if it is a fundraiser we will take an offering for that cause.
· Welcome, announcements
· Band introduction
· Poem(s), introduce month's theme
· 2-3 songs from the band
· Poem(s), reflection
· 2-3 more songs
· Silent prayer, offering
· 1-2 more songs
Little Bill Big Band with Heather Rayburn
Please bring a new unwrapped toy if you are able to help support Christmas House @ Trinity Presbyterian
Past Blues Reflection
excerpt from Pastor Dave's November 15 Vespers reflection:
The violence of the weekend is a bit soul numbing. For this vespers, in light of what happened last Friday, I want to read poems of hope...The strong public response to the attacks on Paris have caused some to wonder why there is not comparable outrage to other terrorist acts of violence in other places, places that are not predominately white...Thursday two suicide bombings took place in Beirut. Forty individuals were killed, 200 injured...it isn't just Paris, the world is hurting.
There is no easy prescribed response to the brutality in our world. We need to guard against bumper sticker answers....we need times of silence. We need to be present to those who will be unjustly blamed...They are not the enemy, we cannot let those who kill to steal our hearts and souls.
My prayer is that we will try and be peacemakers. We will be careful not to blame those who are victims and will allow ourselves space and time to be still and grieve, to kindle a resolve to not let the terrorist win by stealing our lives, making us afraid and causing us to attack the innocent.