Thursday Night Gatherings with the St. Peter's Community
Looking for community and prayer? This fall, we're simplifying our schedule to create space and grace in our communal life together as we explore various ways of opening ourselves up to the transforming presence of Christ.
On Thursday, September 23, from 7-8:30 PM for the nine weeks leading up to Advent, we'll be gathering in the sanctuary for "Night Prayers," to lean into the practice of Compline. Compline comes from the Latin word which means "completion." It is the prayer that the church has prayed for centuries at the end of the day. Night prayers. Compline's themes touch on our vulnerability, facing uncertainty and suffering, our own and others. It is where we learn to embody our trust in God when we feel afraid.
We'll incorporate prayer, silence, music, teaching, and meditation to explore this practice from different angles and learning how to walk with God in this season of uncertainty. If you aren't able to join us in person, we encourage you to read Tish Warren's book, Prayer In The Night: For Those Who Work Or Watch Or Weep, which we are using as a resource. You can commit to praying Compline nightly from the Book of Common Prayer. We will also be releasing audio Compline recordings each week for the first four weeks of this series that you can pray along with on our podcast.