Vespers & All That Jazz is a worship experience using words and music from a variety of sources to encounter the Sacred. We understand jazz to be a process of making music; music which shapes the service and helps us experience the interruptive Spirit of God in ourselves and others. The style is experiential. Open minds, open hearts, and open ears are essential. Justice, compassion, peace, and wonder are hoped-for responses.
Theme: “The Word is Near”
Scripture: Romans 10:8b-13
Music: BETHANY by Lowell Mason; KING’S EWESTON by Ralph Vaughn Williams; LIEBSTER JESU by Johann Able; “You Are Near” by Dan Schutte; MEIRIONYDD by William Lloyd; and “The Nearness of You” by Hoagy Carmichael
Musicians: Kevin Madill, piano; Matt Davich, woodwinds, and Ike Harris, bass