Having planned ahead of time to go to a service of Taize and healing late in the afternoon, Sabbath keeping took on a new rhythm.
Taking leave of the bed in slow fashion, lounging in the backyard was the place to be.
Breakfast served in front of the fire, I mean sunflowers.
Then on to Coffee Apothecary for the real start to the day.
Home for some backyard rest-taking,
and intentional walking along the path behind the casa.
Then midday prayers seated next to a garden of Yarrow.
Immediately after prayers there was a declaration of “I’m hungry now!” It’s clear all this resting and prayer can create an appetite.
Something good and healthy. Well, good.
Late afternoon we found exquisite worship at St. James Episcopal Church – a Taize service of healing. Beautiful prayers. Beautiful music.
From the Epistle of St. James: Are any among you suffering? They should pray. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up.
The dismissal. Send us forth a people, forgiven, healed, renewed. Alleluia!
A lovely Sabbath day of worship and rest comes to a close.