Nordic Contemplative Evening Prayer:
A Celebration of the Rich and Haunting Music of the Scandinavian Peoples
Evening Prayer liturgy has been the usual prayer of people since the days of the early Christian church. This liturgy, along with Morning Prayer, attunes us to the holiness of time. We participate in these daily rhythms, praising God for the sun’s rising and a new day, thanking God for all the day has brought at day’s end. We gather to celebrate the sacred mysteries of our lives in the context of the mystery of God. Nordic Contemplative Evening Prayer at Pilgrim bends the liturgical components of Evening Prayer, keeping the general structure and intent intact.
In the same way that the Celtic contemplative service, developed at Pilgrim, seems indigenous to our neighborhood and city, so also is this Nordic service. Nordic roots, of course, run deep in the Twin Cities, this state, and the whole upper Midwest region.
Special Prelude Recital on January 26, 2020, at 6:00 pm
James D. Hicks, organist
James Hicks is a concert organist living and working out of Califon, NJ. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Yale University and the University of Cincinnati, Hicks has also studied at the Royal School of Church Music in the UK. Jim has held liturgical positions throughout the United States over the course of thirty-five years, and now devotes himself to concert and recording projects, including an ongoing series called Nordic Journey. More information about Jim’s musical pursuits may be found at www.jamesdhicks.com.
Glimpses into Nordic evening worship
Produced by Austin Adesso, with the support of the following generous donors: Diane Brehmer, Hilary Crook & Jacob Seljan, Donna Dingle & Kristo Sween, Brian Hartz, Chris & Nancy Montgomery, Pete & Jen Newburg, and Bob & Debbie Spuit.
Evening Worship at Pilgrim featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Evening worship at Pilgrim has been featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune! You can read more about it here. The article was written by journalist Shannon Prather and included comments from a few evening worshippers. We encourage you to share this article on your Facebook page and by any other means you might think of! Help extend the reach of Pilgrim welcome!
Moved in Infinite Love By All Things
Pre-service extended prelude, 6:30 pm
(6:00 pm on January 26, 2020)
Fourth Sunday of the month, 6:51 pm
September 22 — Three Hundred Times and More
(Guest musicians: Fiddles on Fire)
October 27 — Roads Everywhere and
Signs in Our Hearts
November 24 — In the Shadow of Your Wings
(Guest musicians: Earthtones vocal ensemble)
January 26 — Stepping Fearless Through the Night
(Guest musician: James D. Hicks, organist)
February 23 — There's a Thread You Follow
(Guest musicians: Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag)
March 22 — In Those Dark Halls of Honey
(Guest musicians: ASI Cloudberries Women's Choir)
April 26 — Markings
(Guest musicians: Twin Cities Hardingfelelag)
Come early at 6:30 pm to hear an extended prelude by the Guest Artists each month.