The British Isles Come to Urbana to celebrate the beginning of spring


With the warmer temperatures and the skunk cabbage at Cedar Bog popping up, the hope of Spring is in our midst. On Saturday, February 11 at 4 p.m., all are invited to celebrate the early signs of Spring at “As Daylight Fades: A Celtic Candlelight Service as Spring Emerges.” The hour-long worship experience will be offered by The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany located at 230 Scioto Street in Urbana.

The hour-long service will feature modern and ancient prayers and songs from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, three areas where Celtic Christians thrived. Sounds of flute and piano coupled by candlelight will help create a place of peace and stillness. The music, a combination of instrumental only and congregational singing, will be led by Mackenzie McGill, flautist and David Sapp, pianist. Holy Communion will be offered and is open to all. However, participation in Communion is optional.

Despite being held at an Episcopal Church, the service is open to everyone from all walks of life and incorporates prayers and music from multiple traditions.

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