Prayer in the style of Taizé - Advent, November 29, 2020

During this time of national sheltering and because your health and safety are important to us, until further notice the Threshold will not gather at the church on Sundays. On Sunday, November 29 at 5pm, you are invited to pray from home, following this order of service and using the audio and video clips to sing in a Taize style. Even though we cannot see each other, through our intent we can be with each other in community.

Prayer in the Style of The Taizé Community
The Threshold - Denver, CO

With audio clips from the community in France and video clips of Brad singing selected songs with friends at the Peace Cathedral in Tbilisi, The Republic of Georgia.


At the Taize community in France, participants sing in many languages during the week-long program. At the Threshold, we continue that globally-focused tradition. You may want to print this order of service to follow the English words for the songs in other languages.


First Sunday in Advent – The Candle of Hope

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A Dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope.

                                                                                                              ̶ Howard Thurman


A Song           Venite Exultamus 

Venite, exultemus Domino,
venite, adoremus.
Venite, exultemus Domino,
venite, adoremus.

O come, let us exult the Lord
O come, let us adore

You are invited to light candles as signs of your intentions and prayers.


A Psalm        Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18  RCL Year B – November 29, 2020

A Song            Let all who are Thirsty Come


The Prophets   Isaiah 64:1-9   RCL Year B -  November 29, 2020


A Song          See I am Near 


The Gospel     Mark 13:24-37  RCL Year B -  November 29, 2020


A Song          Beati Voi Poveri 


Beati Voi Poveri

Blessed are the Poor


Silence           8 minutes


A call to prayer    Kyrie Eleison  


Responding and Deepening    You are invited to offer spoken intercessions


Conclude your spoken prayers with this unison prayer by Edward Hayes: 

Prayer for the Advent Journey:

O God, Source of All Energy and Light,
the ancients saw the sun
as a great fire wheel rolling across the sky.
May our Advent wreath, this small wheel of green,
be for us a symbol of the sun and the Son.
May its ever-greenness be a sign of life and light
in the midst of the darkness of winter.
May the candles that burn brightly upon it
Remind us of the Prince of Peace
who is also the Light of the World.    Amen

Song               Christe Lux Mundi 

Christe, lux mundi, qui sequitur te,
habebit lumen vitae lumen vitae


Christ, light of the world,
those who follow you have the light of life. 


Closing Prayer  (Speak a benediction or offer a spoken prayer)


A Song         Mane Nobiscum   


Mane Nobiscum
Domine Jesu Christe


Stay with us
Lord Jesus Christ


A Song         Gloria


Gloria, Gloria in exelsis deo

Gloria to God in the highest