2nd Sunday of the month, Sanctuary
reflective | spacious | peaceful
stillness, chanting, candle lighting
Compline is the most unique evening worship (and the most timeless liturgy) which First-Plymouth offers to the congregation and community. Compline is held the second Sunday evening in First-Plymouth’s candlelit sanctuary. No words are spoken; with lights dimmed and candles flickering, the calming ancient chants, angelically sung by the Schola Cantorum, open a doorway into the realm of spirit. The only thing a person attending “does” is light a candle, and it is utterly captivating.
“Since the fourth century, Compline has provided worshipers a timeless opportunity to share in our final prayers before bedtime—prayers for God’s grace upon our sleeping and upon our rising the following morning. Worshiping in this special way, as we approach the sunset of a summer’s evening, will make a beautiful and peaceful change for our worshipers as they approach the week ahead,” -Tom Trenney, Minister of Music.
All are invited to simply walk into this mystical service, sit quietly and allow an experience of deep inner peace. Summer.