Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 6:30pm
As part of our Community Common Prayer Series, St. Mark’s is offering a “New Zealand Night Prayer” service. The offering of prayer late in the evening, by laity, religious orders or clergy, often called Compline, has sometimes been described as the ‘goodnight prayer of the Church’. It rounds off the day and prepares us for a quiet night. “Night Prayer” is the order of Compline from A New Zealand Prayer Book. The “Night Prayer” liturgy derives its content from the wisdom of the centuries in Scripture and above all in the psalms, but also from contemporary Christian experience of God. It celebrates the awareness that each of us who tries to pray is a part of the human whole. We are taken over the threshold from daytime, not in a mood of self-centered spirituality, but as representatives of humanity, acknowledging our creaturehood before God. Free refreshments and conversation will be available following the service. The service is free. All are welcome.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Johnstown, PA 15901
The Reverend Nancy Threadgill