Why are the Psalms important?
As a church, we need the Word of God to seep into our bones. We need the support and comfort that the Psalms can bring. We need the continual reminder that God, rather than we humans, is the center of the universe. We need the words of the Psalms so that we might call on God and work with God, perhaps with fist in the air, to bring justice.
We need the Psalms’ reminder that the world needs help. We need the Psalms to seep into our bones, convict our hearts, and propel us into the world. We need the Psalms to push us out of our sanctuaries and into the street.
Immerse Yourself and be Transformed
Throughout Lent, West Raleigh will offer opportunities for daily devotions, for study, for worship, as well as response in art and music.
- Daily Readings using examen.me. For a deep commitment to the Psalms, visit this site daily. Sign up for the systematic plan for reading the Psalms in 30 days. Accompany your reading with journaling and reflection. You will sign in and create a simple account to keep track of your reading.
- Daily Readings using The Book of Common Prayer, 1662: This 30-day plan will take you through all 150 Psalms. Select one or more. Print the page and slip it in your bible.
- Psalms for Families (during Sunday School hour): Feb. 12, 10:00 – 10:40 am
- Psalms for All Folks Workshop: Responding to the Psalms through Music and the Arts: Feb. 19 and March 12, 1 – 3 pm.
Sunday Worship Focus
The Psalms will be the focus for each morning service of worship: the way of blessing, creation, lament, and the language of hate.
Sunday Morning Series
March 5, 12, and 19, 9:45 – 10:45 am
This 3-session series will connect the Psalms to contemporary thinkers and musicians. Led by Katherine, Tom, and Marietta.
Sunday Morning In-depth Bible Study
Sundays through May 28, room 113, 9:30 am
Using the “Interpretation Bible Studies” on Psalms written by Jerome F. D. Creach., delve into what Dr. Creach names as the "the heart of the theology of the whole Bible." Study books will be provided to the class.
Celebratory Worship & Concert
April 2, 4 – 6 pm. (NOTE: NO MORNING WORSHIP DUE TO MARATHON)