Pilgrimage of Trust Taizé Worship Returns to Robson Ranch

Croix de Taizé (photo by Surfnico, own work, CC BY-SA 3.0)

When one thinks of worship, the image of a service delivered through lectionary scripture, sermon, choir, and other traditional elements often comes to mind. Taizé worship integrates prayer, scripture, short songs, thematic readings, and silent meditation into an introspective, spiritual experience intended to bring the worshiper into closer relationship with God. The Taizé Community in France gave rise to this ecumenical form of worship during the troubling times of World War II, and it remains alive today for vast numbers of Jesus’s followers in countries around the world. Soft music and gently spoken words evoke an attitude of reflective contemplation as one listens for and responds to the Holy Spirit’s presence. Having ventured into the quiet, inner space where God seeks out His children, participants often experience a profound sense of peace and tranquility. Communion at the Lord’s table is served by intinction for any who wish to partake. No fees are charged and no offering is collected. Pilgrimage of Trust Taizé Worship will be held on Sunday, May 7, at 9 a.m. in the Laredo Room of the Ranch House. Everyone is welcome to experience this active engagement with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.