Prayer in the style of Taizé – May 2, 2021


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, May 2 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.


Easter Season - 2021



A Song        Confitemini Domino


Confitemini Domino

Quoniam Bonus

Cofitemini Comino



Give thanks to God

For God is Good



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


A Song          Bless the Lord


A Psalm         Psalm 22:24-30      RCL Year  B – May 2, 2021    


New Song       Jesu redemptor   


Jesu redemptor omnium
Tu lumen et splendor patris
Tibi sit gloria
Tibi Jesu sit gloria


Jesus, redeemer of all

Light and splendor of the Father

Glory and praise to you


Lectio Sacra      The Art of Spirit    by Henri Nouwen


A Song          Nada te turbe 


Nada te turbe, nada te espante

Quien a Dios tiene, nada le falta

Nada te turbe, nada te espante

Solo Dios basta.


Nothing can trouble, nothing can frighten

Those who seek God shall never go wanting

God alone fills us


The Gospel     John 15:1-8    RCL Year B - May 2, 2021

Silence           8 minutes


A call to prayer     Alte in Uns, Heiliger Geist    


Atme in uns, heiliger Geist

Pray in us, Holy Spirit


Responding and Deepening    You are invited to offer spoken intercessions


A response to prayer   Alte in Uns, Heiliger Geist    


Atme in uns, heiliger Geist

Pray in us, Holy Spirit


Unison Prayer  (Speak these words by Brother Alois of Taize)


Praise be to you, God of goodness, for the life that you have given us. Through Christ, through his cross and resurrection, we know that your love is stronger than death and evil. May the Holy Spirit rekindle our hope for all human beings.  Amen.  


Song          God is Forgiveness


God is forgiveness,
Dare to forgive and
God will be with you
God is forgiveness,
Love and do not fear.


Closing Benediction (Speak these words by Brother Roger)


Loving God, you bury our past in the heart of Christ and you are going to take care of our future. Amen


A Song        Surrexit Christus 


Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

Sing to the Lord. Alleluia!