LIGHT A CANDLE
Music Salve Jesu, pastor bone from Buxtehude's Membra Jesu nostri
Performers Victoria Chammanee soprano, Amelia Gilies violin, Chris Adams violin, Sharon Baylis viola,
Michael Weiss cello, Tom Pierard cello, Michael Bell continuo
Recorded 3 April 2015, Good Friday Concert, St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
Play the video and read the names below, then send us the names of your beloved ones
so we can light a virtual candle for them and add those names to our prayer list.
We need to close the doors of St Matthew’s for now.
Yet her prayerful presence continues steadily, quietly, surely with us.
We who have rested, absorbed this into us in St Matthew’s, it is now our turn.
We invite you to light a candle, still your mind and heart,
allow to arise your concerns or those for whom you are concerned.
Breathe, name them, place them here. Trust them to be held and heard.
Know yourself sustained. Be strengthened.
We are to be St Matthew’s steady, quiet prayerful presence in these uncertain times.