From the rhythms of the heartbeat experienced in the womb to the stirring sounds of a marching band, rhythmic patterns and music surround us. Music is central to our lives and is embedded in our culture, defining how we acknowledge milestones, rites of passage and celebrations as well as providing comfort, transformation and inspiration. Possessing a dimension of its own, music often exceeds the spoken word in expressing moods and feelings of the soul. It is, therefore, integral to our experiences of "worship."
So this Sunday we're going to share "sacred" music - that is, you're invited to share any music that inspires you, moves your soul, helps you feel like you've been on holy ground. For some it might be Mozart, for others, Robert Earl Keen. Perhaps you respond to the old gospel songs, or maybe it's the traditional classic hymns that give you goosebumps. Do I hear it for bluegrass? Maybe it's through a particular Christmas song that you hear God's voice, or it's Gregorian chant that opens your ears to the calling of the Divine. Whatever it is, you're invited to share it Sunday night with The Gathering.
You're invited to bring the music on CD, DVD, or even an old-fashioned vinyl record. If it's available on mp3, Youtube, etc, please send the link to me in advance, and Neil will download it and have it ready to play.
Our offering is still to be determined. Because it's the 4th Sunday of the month, we will be nourished in many ways, but not through a shared community pot-luck meal.
Sunday, 24 February 2013,5:30 pm,