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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Local musicians Sue Tillotson and Jim Cunningham will perform traditional Celtic music on Sunday, March 17th at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 North Main Street, Jamestown, during the 10am Sunday service.
The duo has played together for many years, with Sue on the fiddle and Jim on guitar, bouzouki, cittern, Celtic harp and vocals. They are well known for their love of Celtic music and free-spirited instrumentation.
The St. Patrick’s Day worship service will feature songs and prayers from the Celtic tradition that has been revitalized by the Iona Community. This special St. Patrick’s Day commemoration is an outgrowth of our regular Celtic Evening Prayer Service with Communion on Saturday evening worship services held in the St. Luke’s Chapel at 5pm.
Celtic Christianity dates back to the fourth century and is often associated with Irish and Scottish Saints. The inclusive prayers, attention given to our natural world and uplifting spirit of the worship style fosters a following in many faith traditions.
“The service consists of prayers and music reflective of the rich heritage of Iona and Northumbria.” says The Rev. Luke Fodor, Rector of St. Luke’s. “The joyous and grounding service will offer worshipers a way to experience the love of God in a wonderful new light. While we won’t be dying the communion wine green, Celtic worship itself is very ‘green’ as it calls upon our senses to better appreciate our place in the ecological cycle of life. We welcome everyone to come and join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.”
All community members are invited to attend the service, regardless of their religious background. For more information, call the church office at 716-483-2876.